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Title Sisters or strangers : immigrant, ethnic and racialized women in Canadian history / edited by Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta, Frances Swyripa
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 418 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in gender and history
Studies in gender and history.
Contents Turning strangers in sisters? Missionaries and colonization in Upper Canada / Cecilia Morgan -- Whose sisters and what eyes? White women, race, and immigration to British Columbia, 1849-1871 / Adele Perry -- Racializing Imperial Canada: Indian women and the making of ethnic communities / Enakshi Dua -- Killing the Black female body: Black womanhood, Black patriarchy, and spousal murder in two Ontario criminal trials, 1892-1894 / Barrington Walker -- The tale of Lin Tee: madness, family violence, and Lindsay's anti-Chinese riot of 1919 / Lisa R. Mar -- In search of comfort and independence: Irish immigrant domestic servants encounter the courts, jails and asylums in nineteenth-century Ontario / Lorna R. McLean and Marilyn Barber -- Canadian citizens or dangerous foreign women? Canada's radical consumer movement, 1947-1950 / Julie Guard -- Jell-O salads, one-stop shopping, and Maria the homemaker: the gender politics of food / Franca Lacovetta and Valerie J. Korinek -- Japanese pioneer women: fighting racism and rearing the next generation / Midge Ayukawa -- Odars and 'Others': intermarriage and the retention of Armenian ethnic identity / Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill -- Sisterhood versus discrimination: being a Black African Francophone immigrant woman in Montreal and Toronto / Gerturde Mianda -- Propaganda and identity construction: media representation in Canada of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian women during the winter War of 1939-1940 / Varpu Linstrom -- The semiotics of Zwieback: feast and famine in the narratives of Mennonite refugee women / Marlene Epp -- The Mother of God wears a maple leaf: history, gender, and ethnic identity in sacred space / Frances Swyripa -- Camp Naivelt and the daughters of the Jewish left / Esther Reiter -- Experience and identity: Black immigrant nurses to Canada, 1950-1980 / Karen Flynn -- Surviving their survival: women, memory, and the Holocaust / Paula J. Draper
Summary "Spanning two hundred years of history from the nineteenth century to the 1990s, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada. The volume deals with a cross-section of peoples - including Japanese, Chinese, Black, Aboriginal, Irish, Finnish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Mennonite, Armenian, and South Asian Hindu women - and diverse groups of women, including white settlers, refugees, domestic servants, consumer activists, nurses, wives, and mothers."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Minority women -- Canada -- History.
Race discrimination -- Canada -- History.
Sex discrimination against women -- Canada -- History.
Women immigrants -- Canada -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Epp, Marlene, 1958-
Iacovetta, Franca, 1957-
Swyripa, Frances, 1951-
ISBN 0802086098
1442627425 (electronic bk)
9781442627420 (electronic bk)