Women's Studies

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A Liberal-Labour Lady

The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith

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This authoritative biography of Mary Ellen Smith (1863–1933) – British Columbia’s first female MLA, the British Empire’s first female cabinet minister, and a BC suffragist – recovers from obscurity an audacious but imperfect champion in the struggle for greater democracy in early twentieth-century Canada.

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Nursing Shifts in Sichuan

Canadian Missions and Wartime China, 1937–1951

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Nursing Shifts in Sichuan is a testament to the resilience of educated women, exploring modern nursing as one of the most consequential additions to health care in early-twentieth-century China.

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No Legal Way Out

R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress

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No Legal Way Out tells the story of one woman who felt trapped in an abusive relationship – and in a system that gave her no way to escape.

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Demanding Equality

One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism

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In a wide-ranging survey of Canadian feminism from the 1880s to the 1980s, Demanding Equality reveals a continuous, vibrant, and often contentious search for equality, autonomy, and dignity.

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Frontiers of Feminism

Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80

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Frontiers of Feminism shines new light on the recent history of feminist movements, using the examples of Italy and Québec to bring an international perspective to major themes, strategies, and modes of organizing.

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Women, Film, and Law

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

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Women, Film, and Law questions the criminalization of women through an engaging exploration of the women-in-prison film genre.

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces

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This long-overdue account of the suffrage campaigns in the first region to grant women the vote in Canada shatters cherished myths about how the West was won.

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Queen of the Maple Leaf

Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity

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Queen of the Maple Leaf reveals the role of beauty pageants in entrenching settler femininity and white heteropatriarchy at the heart of twentieth-century Canada.

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A Better Justice?

Community Programs for Criminalized Women

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Do community programs offer an effective alternative to imprisonment for women within the criminal justice system? A Better Justice? sets out the case.

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The Juggling Mother

Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety

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The Juggling Mother upends popular representations of the supermom, showing her to be a cultural construction and the model neoliberal worker.

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