Gender Studies

Read with Pride

Read with Pride

To celebrate Pride Month, we have curated a selection of titles that showcase the most cutting edge scholarship in Queer Studies.

Prosecuting Single Mothers for Infanticide

Prosecuting Single Mothers for Infanticide

The Trial of Jeanne Catherine is a page-turning translation of a seventeenth-century infanticide trial that tells the story of a single mother accused of poisoning two children, one of whom was her own. In this post, author Sara Beams tells us more about this suspenseful historical mystery.

Mother’s Day: An Excerpt from “Collective Care”

Mother’s Day: An Excerpt from “Collective Care”

In honour of Mother’s Day, we’re sharing an excerpt from Collective Care: Indigenous Motherhood, Family, and HIV/AIDS. This engaging ethnography explores how Indigenous women and their communities practice collective care to sustain traditional lifeways in the face of Saskatchewan’s HIV epidemic.

The Need for Employers to Recognize and Reduce Ageism

The Need for Employers to Recognize and Reduce Ageism

The Canadian population is aging, bringing with it an increasing number of social and economic challenges, including an aging workforce. Author Ellie Berger discusses some first-hand accounts of older workers in Canada and provides suggestions for employers to help reduce ageism in their organizations.

Being Fat Has a History

Being Fat Has a History

Jenny Ellison discusses her new book, Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada, and explores how fat activists wrestled with feminist issues of the era, including femininity, sexuality, and health.

Pride Month: Reimagining Queer Protest in Singapore

Pride Month: Reimagining Queer Protest in Singapore

Robert Phillips, author of Virtual Activism , discusses the history of the LGBT movement, and in particular, examines how the movement has unfolded in Singapore over the last twenty years.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 15

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 15

This week’s staff pick comes from our acquisitions editor Carli Hansen who has chosen Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto.

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