Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents — Sommaire

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pp. vii-ix

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Acknowledgements — Remerciements

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pp. xi-xii

Originally, this book was intended to identify institutional barriers to womens equality, demonstrate through examples how women have overcome these barriers, and explain how th

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Introduction: Celebrating Success — Célébrons nos réussites

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pp. 1-3

The main purpose of this book is to recognize advances made by feminists in Canada. Increasing international corporate power, withdrawal of state services, and r

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Part I: Education — Partie I : Éducation

Linda Christianson Ruffman, Francine Descarries, and Mary Lynn Stewart corne together to identify the power of federal granting agencies in discouraging woman-centered research and scholarship in postsecondary institutions....

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The Unfinished Story: SSHRC's Strategic Grant Program on Women and Work

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pp. 7-30

Once upon a time — what seems like a long time ago but is really only yesterday — women were invisible — theoretically, academically, and politically.1 From the vantage point of the early 1990s, it is hard to remember — and difficult to imagine — the scholarly world without books, journals, newsletters,..

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Mais o

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pp. 31-39

Cet article vise

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The Universitys New Clothes: Morality Tales for Feminists in Modem Academe

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pp. 41-56

The original call for papers for this book asked for accounts of success stories in feminizing Canadian institutions. When that request landed on my desk, I thought it must be a joke. There seemed to be too many oxymorons in...

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Gender Equity in the Canadian Sport Council: The New Voice for the Sport Community

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pp. 57-69

This paper is about the formation of the Canadian Sport Council (CSC) in response to pressure from the Canadian sport community and the public to create a value based, equitable, drug-free sport System. Opportunity to create...

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Part II: Women at Work — Partie II : Femmes et travail

Linda Briskins article addresses th

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Feminisms, Feminizing, and Democratization in Canadian Unions

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pp. 73-92

In a 1981 assessment of the situation of women in Canadian unions, Charlotte Gray concluded that the main achievement of the previous five years of union activity was a shift in..

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Intersecting Multiple Sites of Marginalization: The Work of Feminizing within an Educational Workers' Union

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pp. 93-110

I am a Black woman of West African and American cultural heritage. Having witnessed firsthand the Detroit riots of the late 1960s, my politics have been gready influenced by the efforts of those involved in the Civil Rights...

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pp. 111-125

Cet article relate notre exp

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Part III: Reinventing Ourselves at Any Age — Partie III : Réinventons nos vies

Describing the locus of oppression for young Girl Guides of Canada, Patricia Whitney identifies some of the historie male-centered and eurocentric principles which underpin the Scouting movement. She also points out th

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Girl Guides of Canada: The Feminist Promise in the "Promise and Law"

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pp. 129-142

If woman came from Adams rib, as the Bible claims, so the Girl Guides came forth from th

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Dancing the Road to Success: Metro Dance and Women

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pp. 143-159

To most people, dance is a feminine art because women are the majority of performers. However, dance as a performance art has its own gender based hierarchies. In contrast, the dance group I studied is run largely by and for women and girls, and has been successful and effective in maintaining a structure...

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Place aux actrices sociales! Les Franco-Ontariennes de 45

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pp. 161-179

En Ontario fran

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Aboriginal Women's Economie Renewal: A Project of Re-inventing Strengths from the Past

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pp. 181-190

Aboriginal women in First Nation communities in Canada are faced with a legal Foundation not of their making. They must also survive with economie possibilities which were not developed with Aboriginal women in mind....

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Part IV: Healing Body and Spirit — Partie IV : Santé du corps et de l'esprit

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pp. 191-193

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Sous le soleil f

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pp. 195-207

Depuis plus de 20 ans, des chercheures f

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pp. 209-222

Dans le domaine de la sant

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Alternatives to Hierarchy in Feminist Organizations: A Case Study

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pp. 223-240

"Many non-profit and social-change organizations, working to make the world a better place, manage to create work environments that are social nightmares for their staffs. The lack of good management in these organizations often drives their most dedicated employees and volunteers away, frustrated and...

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Personal and Organizational Change: A Feminist Sexual Assault Program

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pp. 241-249

Women share the common experience of being treated "differently" from men. What many of us do not share is the experience of being able to articulate how oppression, inequality, and sexism determine our "different" treatment....

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The Feminization of the Black Baptist Church in Nova Scotia

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pp. 251-260

I believe that any inquiry into Black Canadian womens tradition could spark controversy and debate over the interpretation of concepts such as spirituality. This paper, an interpretation of the religious or spiritual practices of a group...

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Part V: Caring — Partie V : Question de soins et de services

Feminist researchers Baukje Miedema and Nancy Clark describe the lives of working-class women who choose to mother other peoples children. This paper leads to an interesting examination of the family, with an exploration of..

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Mothering for the State: Three Stories of Working Class Foster Mothers

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pp. 263-278

Poster mothers are women who enter a contractual relationship with the child welfare System for the care of children who have been apprehended by the state. Poster care can be described as "the provision of planned, preferably...

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Caring to Overcome Differences, Iniquities, and Lifestyle Pressures: When a Parent Has a Disability

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pp. 279-287

This article discusses disability and family life, arguing that living with disability can heighten ones appreciation for and practice of the feminist principles of equity, dailiness, and respect of diff

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Implementing Principles: An Alternative Community Organization for Children

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pp. 289-306

The purpose of this article is to describe the principles that guided the development of a community organization serving children. The following is a brief description of th

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Feminizing Social Welfare: The Needlework Guild of Canada, 1892-1995

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pp. 307-317

The formation of womens organisations was a widespread phenomenon in the mid-nineteenth century. Many of these womens groups began in churches and were committed to charity work. It has been argued that toward the end of th

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Part VI: What We Have Learned — Partie VI : Leçons de nos expériences

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pp. 319-344

In the opening chapter of this book, we reviewed Rosemarie Tong's (1989) idea that ferninist theory is demonstrated by action imbedded in particular locations and identifies. From this starting point, we introduced each of the sections of the book to highlight the diverse identifies...

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Conclusion: The Faces of Feminist Change — Les multiples visages du changement féministe

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pp. 345-346

In the preceding chapter, we have analyzed what constitutes success in making feminist change. Our analysis has shown that, although some authors emphasize certain themes more than others, each authors work contributes in some way to our understanding of ail the identified themes. In other words, there is a shared...

Contributors — Collaboratrices

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pp. 347-348