Five Great Books for Women’s Equality Day

Every August 26th, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. While the event has American origins – the 19th Amendment was signed and women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26th, 1920 – there’s no reason we here at UTP can’t commemorate those who fought for women’s rights today too.

Below are five recent books about important movements, important women, or that make important contributions to women’s studies research.

Burlesque West by Becki L. Ross

Becki Ross Burlesque West After the Second World War, Vancouver emerged as a hotbed of striptease talent. Becki Ross presents the first critical history of this notorious striptease scene and delves into the erotic entertainment industry at the northern end of the dancers’ west coast tour – the North-South route from Los Angeles to Vancouver that provided rotating work for dancers and variety for club clientele.

Paper: 9780802096463 $29.95

Her Worship by Tom Urbaniak

Tom Urbaniak Her Worship This book looks at the reign of Hazel McCallion, one of the longest-serving and power women in Canadian municipal politics. Tom Urbaniak argues that McCallion’s executive skills and dynamic personality only partially explain the mayor’s dominant and pre-emptive political position and points also to key historical and geographical factors that contributed impacted Mississauaga as it is today.

Paper: 9780802096029 $27.95

1 Way 2 C the World by Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring 1 Way 2 C the World Marilyn Waring is one of the most influential and dynamic feminists ever. A truly absorbing figure known as a distinguished public intellectual, a leading feminist thinker, environmentalist, social justice activist, here she assembles some of her most thought-provoking writings, 1 Way 2 C the World is a compelling collection of essays and reflections on many important issues of our time.

Paper: 9780802093752 $24.95

Racialized Bodies, Disabling Worlds by Parin Dossa

Parin Dossa Racialized Bodies Parin Dossa explores the lives of Canadian Muslim women who share their stories of social marginalization and disenfranchisement in a disabling world. She shows how these women define their identities and claim their humanity using the language of everyday life, making a case for positive acknowledgment of perceived differences of nationality, religion, multiple-abilities, and gendered and race-based identities.

Paper: 9780802095510 $24.95

Making Work, Making Trouble by Deborah Brock

Deborah Brock Making Work, Making Trouble Thoroughly updated to include events that have occurred in the decade since it was originally published, this second edition re-establishes this work as the pre-eminent study of prostitution in Canada. Deborah R. Brock examines anti-prostitution campaigns, urban development, new policing strategies, and the responses of the media, the courts, and governments, as well as feminist, rights, and residents organizations.

Paper: 9780802095572 $24.95

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