National Identity and Gender Politics


Summer 2000

Volume: 20

Number: 2

Table of Contents

by Ana Isla, Mary-Jo Nadeau, Katarzyna Rukszto, Renuka Sooknanan, Cynthia Wright

Nation and Imagination

Presenting Adrienne Clarksowwn: Gender, Nation, and a New Governor-General
by Andil Gosine

Recipes for Democracy? Gender, Family, and Making Female Citizens in Cold War Canada
by Franca Iacovetta

The Full and Change of CanLit: An Interview with Dionne Brand
by Rinaldo Walcott and Leslie Sanders

Mother Nations and the Persistence of “Not Here”
by Dina Georgis

Media (Mis)Representations: Muslim Women in the Canadian Nation
by Katherine H. Bullock and Gul Joya Jafri

Others in Their Own Land: Second Generation South Asian Canadian Women, Racism, and the Persistence of Colonial Discourse
by Angela Aujla

Imagining Brazil: Seduction, Samba, and the MulataÕs Body
by Natasha Pravaz

State, Nation and Citizenship

Feminisime et modernisation
par Diane Lamoureux

“The Queen and I”: Discrimination Against Women in the Indian Act Continues
by Lynn Gehl

Censorship, Sexuality, and the Possibilities of Legal Reform: Or, Can We “Queer” the Canadian Charter
by Janet E. Gwilliam

Contested Citizenship: Renewed Hope for Social Justice
by Ann-M. Field

Migrant Sex Work: A Roundtable Analysis
by Deborah Brock, Kara Gillies, Chantelle Oliver, and Mook Sutdhibhasilp

Rewriting National Narratives

Telling Secrets: Sex, Power and Narratives in Indian Residential School Histories
by Dian Million

by Enakshi Dua

Rural Women’s Role in the “Great National Work of Home-Building”:The Women’s Institutes in Early Twentieth Century Ontario
by Margaret Kechnie

“Death by Landscape”: Race, Nature, and Gender in Canadian Nationalist Mythology
by Eva Mackey

The Lesbian National Parks and Services: Reading Sex, Race and the Nation in Artistic Performance
by Margot Francis

Ecological Integrity and National Narrative: Cleaning up CanadaÕs National Parks
by Catriona Sandilands

Moving Beyond the Feminism Versus National Dichotomy: An Anti-Colonial Feminist Perspective on Aboriginal Liberation Struggles
by Lina Sunseri


untitled par Marie Claude Pratte
Borderlands by Wanda Hurren
The Missing Line by Carol A. Adams
Extra Sensory by Carol A. Adams
LÕ*clair par Mariane Matte
to the morel by Sheila Peters
In the Village by Elisavietta Ritchie
The Cart by Clara Joseph
The Canadian Nation by Lynn Gehl
In Our Land There is No Dusk and Hardly Any Dawn by Emma Kimor
bloody footprints by Lorraine Hussey
birthday decorations by Sheila Peters
In the Subway by Diana Peacock
My Fallen Priest — Confession by Katherine Lawrence
Time After Time by Carol A. Adams
Playing with Water by Shannon Bailey

Book Reviews

The Dark Side of the Nation: Essays on Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Gender
reviewed by Lorraine Hussey

Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?: Susan Moller Okin with Respondents
reviewed by Courtney Fairweather

Emigre Feminism: Transnational Perspectives
reviewed by Renuka Sooknanan

Antiracist Feminism: Critical Race and Gender Studies
reviewed by Donna Harrison

Reading Rights: A Woman’s Guide to the Law in Canada
reviewed by Susan Murphy

Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States
reviewed by Sharon Ferguson-Hood and Marie Tovell Walker

reviewed by Dorette Huggins

Dear Editor and Friends: Letters from Rural Women of the North-West, 1900-1920 Life Writing Series 4
reviewed by Pam McDermid

Pas ˆ pas pour changer le monde: Mosa•que en hommage aux luttes des femmes du monde
reviewed by Jeanne Maranda

Women and Political Representation in Canada
reviewed by Christine Saulnier


About the Artwork

Lisa Keedwell, “How Do I Know Thee,” 10″ x 20″ x 66″, zippers and fibreglass, 1985. Photo: Lisa Keedwell.

Lisa Keedwell is a Toronto artist who has shown extensively across the country, and her work is represented in collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She has received a number of awards and grants over the years and continues making media sculpture. She also works as a digital artist.


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