Women's Studies

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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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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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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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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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A Great Revolutionary Wave

Women and the Vote in British Columbia

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The first book on the woman’s suffrage movement in British Columbia, A Great Revolutionary Wave traces the history of the fight for the vote from the 1870s to the 1940s against a backdrop of social reform, international social movements, labour politics, and settler colonialism.

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Making the Best of It

Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War

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Making the Best of It examines the ways in which gender and other identities intersected to shape the experiences of female Canadians and Newfoundlanders during the Second World War.

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Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

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Do women do politics differently? By assessing the legacies of eleven women premiers, this groundbreaking volume answers a question that has been debated around the world since women first demanded the right to vote and hold public office.

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