Women & Feminism

  • Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joyce Green     Forthcoming October 2017

    Written by Indigenous feminists and allies, this book provides a powerful and original intellectual and political contribution demonstrating that feminism has much to offer Indigenous women, and all Indigenous peoples, in their struggles against oppression.

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  • Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists

    The Origins of the Women’s Shelter Movement in Canada

    By Margo Goodhand     September 2017

    In the supposedly enlightened ’60s and ’70s, violence against women didn’t make the news. It didn’t exist. Yet in 1973 — with no statistics, no money and little public support — five disparate groups of Canadian women quietly opened the country’s first battered women’s shelters. Today, there are well over 600.

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  • About Canada: Women’s Rights

    By Penni Mitchell     July 2015

    A foundational look at Canada’s history of women’s rights and the contributions and accomplishments women have made in Canada.

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  • “I Hate Feminists!”

    December 6, 1989 and its Aftermath

    By Melissa Blais  Translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott  Foreword by Carmen Gill     November 2014

    On December 6, 1989, a man walked into the engineering school École Polytechnique de Montreal, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and, declaring “I hate feminists,” killed fourteen young women. “I Hate Feminists”, originally published in French in 2009, examines the collective memory that emerged in the immediate aftermath and years following the massacre as Canadians struggled to make sense of this tragic event and understand the motivations of the killer.

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  • Criminalizing Women

    Gender and (In)Justice in Neoliberal Times, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Gillian Balfour and Elizabeth Comack     September 2014

    Criminalizing Women introduces readers to the key issues addressed by feminists engaged in criminology research over the past four decades. Chapters explore how narratives that construct women as errant females, prostitutes, street gang associates and symbols of moral corruption mask the connections between women’s restricted choices and the conditions of their lives.

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  • Girl Trouble

    Panic and Progress in the Lives of Young Women

    By Carol Dyhouse     September 2014

    In this witty and wonderful book, eminent historian Carol Dyhouse shows that for over a century now, where there’s a horrific headline, a scandal or a wave of moral outrage you can bet a girl’s to blame.

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  • Feminism & Men

    By Nikki van der Gaag     August 2014

    What is men’s position in the feminist story? Are men villains or victims? Whilst the answer is both and neither, both genders are still seen in terms of these kinds of unhelpful categories, and while feminist waves have ensured that, in theory, at least, many women are now able to do the things that used to be done only by men, the reality of how men are seen and see themselves has changed very little across the globe.

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  • The Healing Journey

    Intimate Partner Abuse and Its Implications in the Labour Market

    By Linda DeRiviere     April 2014

    The Healing Journey offers a startling analysis of intimate partner abuse and its negative effects on women’s earnings, education and vocational training as well as in the labour market itself.

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  • Grist

    By Linda Little     March 2014

    Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Penelope struggles with loss and isolation, and suffers the gradual erosion of her sense of self. A series of betrayals leaves her with nothing but the mill and her determination to save her grandchildren from their disturbed father. While she can prepare her grandsons for independence, her granddaughter is too young and so receives the greater gift: the story that made them all.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Beyond the Fragments

    Feminism and the Making of Socialism

    By Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright     October 2013

    Beyond the Fragments was written to create stronger bonds of solidarity in a new left movement that incorporated feminist experiences and perspectives.

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