Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 2nd Edition
Edited by Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney
September 2006 / 664 pages, with index /$39.95
pb ISBN no. 0-9736709-6-7
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Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory
Reader, 2nd Edition, brings
together articles on themes and topics at the forefront of feminist
inquiry and research. Compiled of articles previously published
in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la
femme, it offers a
unique and historical perspective of feminism as well as provides
an excellent introduction to feminist thought in Canada. This volume
has been revised and updated to to consider some of the changes
that we have witnessed in Canada and elsewhere since the publication
of the best-selling first edition in 1999. Recognizing the growing
significance of Canadian feminist scholarship, this edition aims
to situate Canada within a broader, transnational context. Articles
consider the regional, urban, rural, linguistic, demographic and
ethnic differences within the nation, as well as the ways women
in Canada are impacted by various global factors.
Praise for Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 2nd
This excellent Women's Studies reader spans a large spectrum
of women's issues, perspectives, and experiences. It gives
place to a diversity of voices and feminist world views in Canada.
Multidisciplinary in its approach, the book includes works from
fields such as social sciences, literature, religious studies,
policy studies, communication, health, and education. The writing
is stimulating and accessible to introductory students without
being simplistic. Congratulations to Canadian Woman Studies for
putting together a reader which will alert women's studies
students to a rich sample of feminist thought in Canada.
~Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, Coordinator, Women's Studies and the Creative
Arts, Literature and Languages Program, Dawson College; Past-President of the
Sisterhood is Global Institute.
This highly readable, all-Canadian collection
of articles in Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader
is wonderfully diverse and broad in scope. It is a book that
is certain to whet the appetite of students in introductory Women's
Studies courses. I recommend it most highly.
~Margrit Eichler, Director, Institute for Women's Studies and Gender
Studies, University of Toronto
Thank you friends for publishing this introductory
reader. It is exactly the book I have been looking for, a comprehensive
collection of women's writing to give to my young friends and to my students.
The clarity and authenticity of the voices, and the breadth and
depth of their approaches is truly remarkable. All I can say is "thank
you," particularly on behalf of those too young to have read
the original contributions.
~Ursula M. Franklin, University Professor Emerita, University of Toronto