JoAnn Jaffe

University of Regina

JoAnn Jaffe is a professor of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina.

  • Divided

    Populism, Polarization and Power in the New Saskatchewan

    Edited by JoAnn Jaffe, Patricia W. Elliott and Cora Sellers     October 2021

    Divided is a collection of essays that offers multiple windows into the origins and impacts of the current state of populism and hyper-partisanship in Saskatchewan and beyond.

  • Contesting Fundamentalisms

    Edited by JoAnn Jaffe, Carol Schick and Ailsa M. Watkinson     January 2004

    Fundamentalism has been thrust into the limelight by recent world events. It is necessary to understand fundamentalism in order to contest its claims, but talk of fundamentalism lacks precision.

    In Contesting Fundamentalisms, the authors cast a wide net to include an array of ideological positions in social and cultural movements, as well as more traditional areas of religious practice. The chapters critically investigate the nature of fundamentalism in economics, nationalism, ethnic relations, Aboriginal politics, gender politics and religious practice. Each of these areas is made clearer, or shown in a different light, by viewing them through a fundamentalist lens. These essays invite a multidimensional understanding of whom or what may be called “fundamentalist” and the dilemmas that this naming creates.