Gender Conflicts: New Essays in Women's History

Edited by Franca Iacovetta and Mariana Valverde

© 1992

In the early 1970s, when women’s history began to claim attention as an emerging discipline in North American universities, it was dominated by a middle-class Anglo-Saxon bias. Today the field is much more diverse, a development reflected in the scope of this volume.  Rather than documenting the experiences of women solely in a framework of gender analysis, its authors recognize the interaction of race, class, and gender as central in shaping women’s lives, and men’s.

These essays represent an exciting breakthrough in women’s studies, expanding the borders of the discipline while breaking down barriers between mainstream and women’s history.

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  • Page Count: 303 pages
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These essays represent an exciting breakthrough in women’s studies, expanding the borders of the discipline while breaking down barriers between mainstream and women’s history.

Gender Conflicts: New Essays in Women's History

Edited by Franca Iacovetta and Mariana Valverde

© 1992

In the early 1970s, when women’s history began to claim attention as an emerging discipline in North American universities, it was dominated by a middle-class Anglo-Saxon bias. Today the field is much more diverse, a development reflected in the scope of this volume.  Rather than documenting the experiences of women solely in a framework of gender analysis, its authors recognize the interaction of race, class, and gender as central in shaping women’s lives, and men’s.

These essays represent an exciting breakthrough in women’s studies, expanding the borders of the discipline while breaking down barriers between mainstream and women’s history.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 303 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Franca Iacovetta is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto.


    Mariana Valverde is a professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    Contents

    Contributors / Introduction

    1 ‘When the Mother of the Race Is Free’: Race, Reproduction, and Sexuality in First-Wave Feminism

    Mariana Valverde

    2 ‘Maidenly Girls’ or ‘Designing Women’? The Crime of Seduction in Turn-of-the-Century Ontario

    Karen Dubinsky

    3 The ‘Hallelujah Lasses’: Working-Class Women in the Salvation Army in English Canada, 1882-92

    Lynne Marks

    4 The Alchemy of Politicization: Socialist Women and the Early Canadian Left

    Janice Newton

    5 Wounded Womanhood and Dead Men: Chivalry and the Trials of Clara Ford and Carrie Davies

    Carolyn Strange

    6 Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Eaton Strikes of 1912 and 1934

    Ruth A. Frager

    7 ‘Feminine Trifles of Vast Importance’: Writing Gender into the History of Consumption

    Cynthia Wright

    8 Making ‘New Canadians’: Social Workers, Women, and the Reshaping of Immigrant Families

    Franca Iacovetta

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