Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Sisters or strangers? : immigrant, ethnic and racialized women in Canadian history / edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta
Edition Second edition
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in gender and history ; 44
Studies in gender and history ; 44
Contents Introduction / MARLENE EPP AND FRANCA IACOVETTA -- PART ONE: Race, Crime, and Justice .A New Biography of the African Diaspora: The Odyssey of Marie-Joseph Angelique, Black Portuguese Slave Woman in New France, 1725-1734 / AFUA COOPER -- Unpacking the Discursive Irish Women Immigrant in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Newfoundland / WILLEEN KEOUGH -- The Tale of Lin Tee: Madness, Family Violence, and Lindsay's Anti-Chinese Riot of 1919 / LISA R. MAR
PART EIGHT: History, Identity, and Belonging. 'Slotting' Chinese Families and Refugees, 1947-1967 / LAURA MADOKORO -- Experience and Identity: Black Immigrant Nurses to Canada, 1950-1980 / KAREN FLYNN -- The Mother of God Wears a Maple Leaf: History, Gender, and Ethnic Identity in Sacred Space / FRANCES SWYRIPA
PART FIVE : Constructing Symbols and Bodies. Fashioning Conflicts: Gender, Power, and Icelandic Immigrant Hair and Clothing in North America, 1874-1933 / LAURIE K. BERTRAM -- A Larger Frame: 'Redressing' the Image of Doukhobor-Canadian Women in the Twentieth Century / ASHLEIGH ANDROSOFF -- Propaganda and Identity Construction: Media Representation in Canada of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian Women during the Winter War of 1939-1940 / VARPU LINDSTROM
PART FOUR: Labouring Domestics and Canadian Constraints. 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 -- Taming and Training Greek "Peasant Girls" and the Gendered Politics of Whiteness in Postwar Canada: Canadian Bureaucrats and Immigrant Domestics, 1950s-1960s / NOULA MINA -- I Care for You, Who Cares for Me? Transitional Services for Filipino Live-in Caregivers in Canada / GLENDA TIBE BONIFACIO
PART NINE: Trauma, Violence, and Memory Survival. Their Survival: Women, Memory and the Holocaust / PAULA J. DRAPER -- Days You Remember: Japanese Canadian Women and the Violations of Internment / PAMELA SUGIMAN -- Feminist Oral History and Assessing the Dueling Narratives of Iraqi Women in Diaspora / NADIA JONES-GAILANI
PART SEVEN: Food, Family, and Culture. The Semiotics of Zwieback: Feast and Famine in the Narratives of Mennonite Refugee Women / MARLENE EPP -- Jello-O Salads, One-Stop Shopping, and Maria the Homemaker: The Gender Politics of Food / FRANCA IACOVETTA AND VALERIE J. KORINEK -- Consuming Food and Constructing Identities among Arabic and South Asian Immigrant Women HELEN VALLIANATOS AND KIM RAINE
PART SIX: Activists and Political Subjects. Canadian Citizens or Dangerous Foreign Women? Canada's Radical Consumer Movement, 1947-1950 / JULIE GUARD -- Haitian Feminist Diasporic Lakou: Haitian Women's Community Organizing in Montreal, 1960-1980 / GRACE L. SANDERS JOHNSON -- An Unlikely Collection of Union Militants? Portuguese Cleaning Women Become Political Subjects in Postwar Toronto / SUSANA MIRANDA
PART THREE: Letters and Tales of Settlement and Longing. Letters 'home' from Canada: British Female Emigrants and the Imperial Family of Women / LISA CHILTON -- The Interplay of Ethnicity and Gender: Swedish Women in Southeastern Saskatchewan / LESLEY ERICKSON -- From Montreal and Venice with Love: Migrant Letters and Romantic Intimacy in Italian Migration to Postwar Canada / SONIA CANCIAN
PART TWO: The Making of White Settler Societies. Turning Strangers into 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 -- Exclusion through Inclusion: Female Asian Migration in the Making of Canada as a White Settler Nation / ENAKSHI DUA
Summary "Spanning more than two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada. Among the themes examined in this new edition are the intersection of race, crime, and justice, the creation of white settler societies, letters and oral histories, domestic labour, the body, political activism, food studies, gender and ethnic identity, and trauma, violence, and memory."-- Provided by publisher
"The second edition of this influential essay collection expands its chronological and conceptual scope with fifteen new essays that reflect the latest cutting-edge research in Canadian women's history. Introductions to each thematic section include discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, making the book an even more valuable classroom resource than before."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revision of: Sisters or strangers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 3, 2016)
Subject Minority women -- Canada -- History.
Race discrimination -- Canada -- History.
Sex discrimination against women -- Canada -- History.
Women immigrants -- Canada -- History.
Women -- Canada -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Epp, Marlene, 1958- editor
Iacovetta, Franca, 1957- editor
ISBN 1442625937 (electronic bk.)
1442625945 (electronic bk.)
9781442625938 (electronic bk.)
9781442625945 (electronic bk.)