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Gender and women's studies in Canada : critical terrain / edited by Margaret Hobbs and Carla Rice.

Hobbs, Margaret (Margaret Helen), (editor of compilation.). Rice, Carla, (editor of compilation.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS HQ1181.C3 .G46 2013
Barcode: 30731101211195
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780889614840
  • ISBN: 0889614849
  • Physical Description: xxix, 724 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Women's Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Foundations; Why gender and women's studies? Why feminism? -- Part 1A: This Is What a Feminist Looks Like -- Chapter 1: You're a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear / Jessica Valenti -- Supplement 1: Top 10 Feminist Stereotypes -- Chapter 2: Excerpts from Feminism Is for Everybody, bell hooks -- Chapter 3: Feminism Is for Everybody: Aboriginal Women, Feminism, and Diversity / Verna St. Denis -- Supplement 2: Activist Insight: Alice Walker (1944- ) -- Chapter 4: The Historical Case for Feminism / Estelle Freedman -- Part 1B: Diversity and Intersectionality -- Chapter 5: Intersectional Feminist Frameworks: A Primer / Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) -- Supplement 3: Intersectionality Wheel Diagram -- Supplement 4: Activist Insight: Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) -- Chapter 6: Reformulating the Feminist Perspective: Giving Voice to Women with Disabilities / Neita Kay Israelite and Karen Swartz -- Chapter 7: Overview and Introductions: This Is What a Feminist Looks Like / Shira Tarrant -- Part 1C: Women's Status, Women's Rights -- Chapter 8: Reality Check: Women in Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 15 Years On / Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) and Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) -- Supplement 5: Race and Income Inequality in Canada: A Troubling Trend -- Supplement 6: Unpaid Work: A Global View -- Chapter 9: Unpaid Workers: The Absence of Rights / Marilyn Waring -- Chapter 10: Don't Blame Mother: Then and Now / Paula Caplan.
Part 2: Constructions of sex and gender -- Part 2A: The Social and Historical Construction of Sexed Bodies -- Supplement 7: Sex = Gender? -- Chapter 11: Introduction to Beyond the Natural Body / Nelly Oudshoorn -- Chapter 12: The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles / Emily Martin -- Supplement 8: Where's the Rulebook for Sex Verification? / Alice Dreger -- Chapter 13: Dueling Dualisms / Anne Fausto-Sterling -- Supplement 9: Defining Genitals: Who Will Make Room for the Intersexed? / Kate Haas -- Part 2B: The Making of "Difference" and Inequalities -- Chapter 14: Women's Brains / Stephen Gould -- Chapter 15: Freaks and Queers / Eli Clare -- Supplement 10: Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Race / Robin D.G. Kelley -- Supplement 11: Racism in Canada: A Timeline -- Part 2C: The Social Construction of Gender -- Chapter 16: X: A Fabulous Child's Story / Lois Gould -- Supplement 12: Understanding Masculinities: The Work of Raewyn Connell -- Chapter 17: "No Way My Boys Are Going to Be Like That!" Parents' Responses to Children's Gender Nonconformity / Emily W. Kane -- Supplement 13: Guide to Intersex and Trans Terminologies / Survivor Project -- Chapter 18: Transgender Rights / Riki Wilchins -- Supplement 14: Activist Insight: Men and Feminism / The White Ribbon Campaign -- Part 2D: The Social Construction of Sexuality -- Chapter 19: Becoming 100 Percent Straight / Michael A. Messner -- Supplement 15: The Heterosexual Questionnaire / Martin Rochlin -- Chapter 20: The Ethics of Genetic Research on Sexual Orientation / Udo Schuklenk, Edward Stein, Jacinta Kerin, and William Byne -- Supplement 16: Activist Insight: Homophobia and Heterosexism -- Chapter 21: Loving Women in the Modern World / Leila J. Rupp -- Chapter 22: Man-Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbians / Makeda Silvera.
Part 3: Gendered identities -- Part 3A: Thinking about Difference and Identity -- Chapter 23: Stereotyping as a Signifying Practice / Stuart Hall -- Chapter 24: Undoing the "Package Picture" of Cultures / Uma Narayan -- Chapter 25: Women's Experience of Racism: How Race and Gender Interact / Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) -- Chapter 26: The Hall of Shame: Lies, Masks, and Respectful Femininity / Amita Handa -- Part 3B: Histories and Legacies of Colonialism and Imperialism -- Chapter 27: The Secret of Slavery in Canada / Afua Cooper -- Chapter 28: Black Women Rage / Wendy Braithwaite -- Chapter 29: The Construction of a Negative Identity / Kim Anderson -- Supplement 17: Colonization and the Indian Act Chapter 30: Regulating Native Identity by Gender / Bonita Lawrence -- Supplement 18: Colonization and Residential Schools -- Part 3C: Aboriginal Women: Agency, Creativity, and Strength -- Chapter 31: The Cattle Thief / Pauline E. Johnson -- Chapter 32: I Am Not Your Princess / Chrystos -- Chapter 33: "You Can't Change the Indian Act?" Shirley Bear with the Tobique Women's Group -- Chapter 34: The Eagle Has Landed: Native Women, Leadership, and Community Development / Sylvia Maracle.
Part 4: Cultural representations and body politics -- Part 4A: Cultural Representations and the Creation of Desire -- Supplement 19: Fast Facts about Sexualization and Marketing to Girls / Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown and Peggy Orenstein -- Chapter 35: Image-Based Culture: Advertising and Popular Culture / Sut Jhally -- Supplement 20: Disney's Version of Girlhood / Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown -- Supplement 21: Questions for Critical Viewing / Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown -- Chapter 36: Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, and Cha-Cha Divas: Race, Beauty, and the Tyranny of Tyra Banks / Jennifer L. Pozner -- Supplement 22: Activist Insight: Fun with Media Literacy / Jennifer L. Pozner -- Supplement 23: Gender Play / Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown -- Part 4B: Regulating Women's Bodies and Desires -- Supplement 24: If Men Could Menstruate: A Political Essay / Gloria Steinem -- Chapter 37: The Cult of Virginity / Jessica Valenti -- Chapter 38: Introduction to Our Schools/Our Selves / Jessica Yee -- Supplement 25: Activist Insight: The New Sex Ed / Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice -- Chapter 39: Sugar and Spice and Something More Than Nice? Queer Girls and Transformations of Social Exclusion / Marnina Gonick -- Part 4C: Beauty Projects: Conformity and Resistance -- Chapter 40: Exacting Beauty: Exploring Women's Body Projects and Problems in the 21st Century / Carla Rice -- Chapter 41: Fat and Fabulous: Resisting Constructions of Female Body Ideals / Kathleen LeBesco -- Chapter 42: Body Beautiful/Body Perfect: Where Do Women with Disabilities Fit In? / Francine Odette -- Chapter 43: "We Need a Theoretical Base": Cynthia Rich, Women's Studies, and Ageism: An Interview / Valerie Barnes Lipscomb -- Supplement 26: The Beast of Beauty: Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics -- Part 4D: Politics of Women's Health: From Medicalization to Health Care Reform -- Chapter 44: Introduction to Women and Health: Power, Technology, Inequality, and Conflict in a Gendered World / Kathryn S. Ratcliff -- Supplement 27: Activist Insight: Our Bodies, Ourselves -- Chapter 45: Racism, Women's Health, and Reproductive Freedom / Carolyn Egan and Linda Gardner -- Chapter 46: Women, Disability, and the Right to Health / Paula C. Pinto -- Supplement 28: Understanding the Social Determinants of Health -- Supplement 29: How Sexism and Racism Determine Health -- Chapter 47: HIV/AIDS, Globalization, and the International Women's Movement / Sisonke Msimang -- Part 4E: Social Status and Reproductive Rights.
Chapter 48: The Women Are Coming: The Abortion Caravan / Judy Rebick -- Chapter 49: Sterilization and Abortion / Betsy Hartmann -- Supplement 30: Large Numbers of Natives Were Sterilized by Province / Brian Savage -- Chapter 50: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change / Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger, and Population and Development Program at Hampshire College -- Supplement 31: Reproductive Rights around the World -- Part 4F: Violence against Women -- Chapter 51: The Ultimate Rape Victim / Jane Doe -- Chapter 52: Factsheet: Violence against Women and Girls / Marika Morris and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) -- Chapter 53: Their Spirits Live within Us: Aboriginal Women in Downtown Eastside Vancouver Emerging into Visibility / Dara Culhane -- Supplement 32: Ten Things Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence / Jackson Katz.
Part 5: Gendering work, globalization, and activism -- Part 5A: Women and Global Restructuring -- Supplement 33: What Is Neo-liberal Globalization? / Alison Jagger -- Chapter 54: Women and Globalization / Shawn Meghan Burn -- Supplement 34: The IMF: Violating Women since 1945 / Christine Ahn and Kavita Ramdas -- Chapter 55: Women behind the Labels: Worker Testimonies from Central America / STITCH and the Maquila Solidarity Network -- Supplement 35: Structural Adjustment Programs Work for Elites and Impoverish the Rest / Global Exchange -- Chapter 56: The Gendered Politics and Violence of Structural Adjustment: A View from Jamaica / Faye V. Harrison -- Chapter 57: Fruits of Injustice: Women in the Post-NAFTA Food System / Deborah Barndt -- Part 5B: The "New Economy": On (Not) Getting By in North America -- Chapter 58: Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in North America / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Chapter 59: Factsheet: Women and Restructuring in Canada / Deborah Stienstra -- Chapter 60: Provisioning: Thinking about All of Women's Work / Sheila Neysmith, Marge Reitsma-Street, Stephanie Baker-Collins, and Elaine Porter -- Part 5C: Poverty, Homelessness, and Social Welfare in Canada -- Chapter 61: Poverty in Canada / Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell -- Chapter 62: The Leaner, Meaner Welfare Machine: The Ontario Conservative Government's Ideological and Material Attack on Single Mothers / Margaret Hillyard Little -- Supplement 36: Hidden Homelessness / Raising the Roof -- Chapter 63: Research Bulletin no. 2: Women and Homelessness / Street Health and Sistering -- Supplement 37: Rural Women and Poverty -- Chapter 64: The Little Voices of Nunavut: A Study of Women's Homelessness North of 60 / Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council -- Part 6: Organizing for Change -- Part 6A: Women's Movements in Canada -- Supplement 38: Activist Insight: History Shows the Importance of Breaking Silence / Paulette Senior -- Chapter 65: The Women's Movement in Canada / Jacquetta Newman and Linda White -- Chapter 66: 2,000 Good Reasons to March / Fédération des femmes du Québec -- Supplement 39: Activist Insight: Messages of Hope for Young Aboriginal Women / Priscilla Settee -- Chapter 67: The Future of Feminism / Judy Rebick -- Supplement 40: RebELLES: Manifesto of the Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering -- Part 6B: Transnational Feminism: Challenges and Possibilities -- Supplement 41: The World Conferences on Women -- Chapter 68: The Evolution of Transnational Feminisms: Consensus, Conflict, and New Dynamics / Aili Mari Tripp -- Supplement 42: Feminism without Borders -- Supplement 43: Gender Power in the United Nations -- Chapter 69: A Conversation with Cynthia Enloe: Feminists Look at Masculinity and the Men Who Wage War / Carol Cohn and Cynthia Enloe -- Supplement 44: Global Women's Strike / Huelga Mundial de Mujeres.
Summary, etc.:
"With essays from some of the most influential contemporary feminist writers, such as Jessica Valenti, bell hooks, Afua Cooper, Gloria Steinem, and Kim Anderson, and covering topics as diverse as women with disabilities, transgender rights, abortion, ageism, and Tyra Banks, this collection goes beyond the Canadian context to form an ideal introductory-level textbook for the contemporary gender studies classroom.
Reflecting the intersectional nature of feminist thought today, these essays incorporate voices from across multiple marginalities, discussing gender, race, class, Aboriginality, ability, age, sexuality, and weight. A unique combination of scholarly articles, news clips, fact sheets, blog posts, poetry, short fiction, and personal narratives keep the collection engaging and varied. Editors Margaret Hobbs and Carla Rice have compiled a comprehensive introduction to the past, present, and future of gender and women's studies in Canada."--Pub. desc.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic formats.
Action Note:
Legacy 2017
Subject: Feminism > Canada.
Women > Canada.
Women's studies > Canada.