Women's Studies

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Consuming Modernity

Gendered Behaviour and Consumerism before the Baby Boom

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Placing Canada in an international context, this book explores the intersections of gender, modernity, and consumerism from 1919 to 1945.

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Gendered News

Media Coverage and Electoral Politics in Canada

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An examination of the gender differences in media coverage of politicians in Canada, and the barriers this poses to gender equality in political representation.

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Sex Work

Rethinking the Job, Respecting the Workers

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A lucid and unflinching argument for the reframing of the debate on sex work, ending limiting moralistic approaches, and respecting the unique perspectives of workers.

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Pinay on the Prairies

Filipino Women and Transnational Identities

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An investigation into the experiences of Filipino women in Canada’s Prairie provinces, which reveals much about their understanding of transnational identities, feminism, migration, diaspora, and the rubric of multiculturalism.

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Feminist History in Canada

New Essays on Women, Gender, Work, and Nation

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This new collection of original research demonstrates the continued relevance of the feminist history project in Canada.

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Defending Battered Women on Trial

Lessons from the Transcripts

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Drawing on trial transcripts, this book tells the stories of ten battered women who killed their male partners and one who did not, revealing why women don’t “just leave” and the serious barriers to achieving acquittal.

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Written as I Remember It

Teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder

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This extraordinary book not only offers a rare glimpse into the life of a Coast Salish woman and the teachings of the Sliammon people, it also offers a fruitful model for collaborative research and life-history writing.

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Equality Deferred

Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84

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A history of human rights law in Canada, with a focus on sex discrimination in British Columbia.

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Food Will Win the War

The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front

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A wide-ranging account of how millions of Canadians enlisted to fight on the kitchen front in order to win the war for food.

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French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

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This book describes how a long generation of founding French Canadians shaped the Pacific Northwest.

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