Women's Studies

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Healing Henan

Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888-1947

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Set against a backdrop of war and revolution, this book brings sixty years of missionary nursing out of the shadows by examining how Canadian nurses shaped health care in the province of Henan and how China, in turn, influenced the nature of missionary nursing.

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Domestic Reforms

Political Visions and Family Regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940

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Working Girls in the West

Representations of Wage-Earning Women

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Examining the eager debate that followed women into the paid workforce in the early twentieth century, this volume uncovers the “working girl” heroines of western Canada’s poetry, prose, and fiction.

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An Officer and a Lady

Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War

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Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as “officers and ladies.”

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Reaction and Resistance

Feminism, Law, and Social Change

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No Place to Go

Local Histories of the Battered Women’s Shelter Movement

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The first history of the battered women’s shelter movement in Canada, this book traces the development of transition houses and services for abused women and the campaign that made wife battering a political issue.

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Sexing the Teacher

School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies

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A provocative study of public and professional responses to female teacher sex scandals, this book employs queer theory, psychoanalysis, and feminist film theory to examine sensationalized legal cases, including Mary Kay Letourneau, Amy Gehring, and Heather Ingram.

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Cinematic Howling

Women's Films, Women's Film Theories

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Resisting Manchukuo

Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation

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Bar Codes

Women in the Legal Profession

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This book examines women lawyers' attempts to reconcile their professional obligations with other aspects of their lives.

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