Through Feminist Eyes: Essays on Canadian Women's History by Joan SangsterThrough Feminist Eyes: Essays on Canadian Women's History by Joan Sangster

Through Feminist Eyes: Essays on Canadian Women's History

byJoan Sangster

Paperback | May 1, 2011

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Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisiveand insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadianhistorian Joan Sangster. To the original essays, Sangster has addedextensive introductory discussions that situate her earlier work in thecontext of developing theory and debate. Sangster has also supplied anintroduction to the collection in which she reflects on the themes andtheoretical orientations that have shaped the writing of women'shistory over the past thirty years. Approaching her subject matter froman array of interpretive frameworks that engage questions of gender,class, colonialism, politics, and labour, Sangster explores the livedexperience of women in a variety of specific historical settings. In sodoing, she sheds new light on issues that have sparked much debateamong feminist historians and offers a thoughtful overview of theevolution of women's history in Canada.
Joan Sangster is professor of women's studies and history at Trent University, where she also teaches at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. Her many publications include Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Postwar Canada and Girl Trouble: Female Delinquency in English Canada.
Title:Through Feminist Eyes: Essays on Canadian Women's HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.07 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:Athabasca University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents




Reflections on Thirty Years of Women’s History


Discovering Women’s History


The 1907 Bell Telephone Strike

Organizing Women Workers


Looking Backwards

Re-assessing Women on the Canadian Left


The Communist Party and the Woman Question, 1922–1929


Manufacturing Consent in Peterborough


The Softball Solution

Female Workers, Male Managers, and the Operation of Paternalism atWestclox, 1923–1960


Pardon Tales’ from Magistrate’sCourt

Women, Crime, and the Court in Peterborough County,1920–1950


Telling Our Stories

Feminist Debates and the Use of Oral History


Foucault, Feminism, and Postcolonialism


Girls in Conflict with the Law

Exploring the Construction of Female ‘Delinquency’ inOntario, 1940–1960


Criminalizing the Colonized

Ontario Native Women Confront the Criminal Justice System,1920–1960


Constructing the ‘Eskimo’ Wife

White Women’s Travel Writing, Colonialism, and the CanadianNorth, 1940–1960


Embodied Experience


Words of Experience/Experiencing Words

Reading Working Women’s Letters to Canada’s RoyalCommission on the Status of Women


Making a Fur Coat

Women, the Labouring Body, and Working-class History


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This is a passionate book by an author who has something to say and for whom history matters. - June Hannam, University of the West of England