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Studies in Gender and History

Titles in this series explore the centrality of gender, race, and class to a wide range of historical events, including the Canadian suffrage movement, the Great Depression, the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II, the rise of twentieth-century consumer culture, and much more. Spirited and interdisciplinary, these studies refute longstanding stereotypes and showcase ground-breaking research.


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Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada
Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada
By Julie Guard

Radical Housewives is a history of the Canada’s Housewives Consumers Association. Julie Guard reinterprets the view of postwar Canada as economically prosperous and reveals the left’s role in the origins of the food security movement.

Available Jan 2018
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
By Rhonda L. Hinther

In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it.

Available Dec 2017
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta

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.

Published Sep 2016
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
By Pauline A. Phipps

Using Maynard’s extensive personal papers, especially her diaries and autobiography, Constance Maynard’s Passions is the fascinating account of a life which confounds the usual categories of faith, gender, and sexuality.

Published Aug 2015
Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Volume 1: Transnational Collaborations and Crosscurrents
Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Volume 1: Transnational Collaborations and Crosscurrents
Edited by Maureen Moynagh and Nancy Forestell

Using primary documents dating from the abolitionist movement to the Second World War, Maureen Moynagh and Nancy Forestell investigate the tensions inherent in organizing early transnational feminist movements.

Published Jun 2015
The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s
The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s
By Jane Nicholas

Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation in 1920s Canada.

Published Mar 2015
Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975
Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975
By Suzanne Morton

In Wisdom, Justice, and Charity, historian Suzanne Morton uses Jane B. Wisdom’s professional life to explore how the welfare state was built from the ground up by thousands of pragmatic and action-oriented social workers.

Published Jun 2014
Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Volume II Canada - National and Transnational Contexts
Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Volume II Canada - National and Transnational Contexts
Edited by Nancy M. Forestell with Maureen Moynagh

Together with its first volume, Documenting First Wave Feminisms reveals a more nuanced picture, attentive to nationalism and transnationalism, of the first wave than has previously been understood.

Published Dec 2013
Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Volume II Canada - National and Transnational Contexts
Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Volume II Canada - National and Transnational Contexts
Edited by Nancy M. Forestell with Maureen Moynagh

Together with its first volume, Documenting First Wave Feminisms reveals a more nuanced picture, attentive to nationalism and transnationalism, of the first wave than has previously been understood.

Published Dec 2013
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Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History
Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History
Edited by Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas

In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Published Sep 2013