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

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ISBN-13: 9781442629134
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/05/2016
Series: Studies in Gender and History Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marlene Epp is a professor in the Department of History at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo.


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

Table of Contents

Introduction
MARLENE EPP AND FRANCA IACOVETTA

PART ONE: Race, Crime, and Justice
A New Biography of the African Diaspora: The Odyssey of Marie-Joseph Angélique, Black Portuguese Slave Woman in New France, 1725-1734
AFUA COOPER
Unpacking the Discursive Irish Women Immigrant in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Newfoundland
WILLEEN KEOUGH
The Tale of Lin Tee: Madness, Family Violence, and Lindsay’s Anti-Chinese Riot of 1919
LISA R. MAR

PART TWO: The Making of White Settler Societies
Turning Strangers into Sisters? Missionaries and Colonization in Upper Canada
CECILIA MORGAN
Whose Sisters and What Eyes? White Women, Race, and Immigration to British Columbia, 1849–1871
ADELE PERRY
Exclusion through Inclusion: Female Asian Migration in the Making of Canada as a White Settler Nation
ENAKSHI DUA


PART THREE: Letters and Tales of Settlement and Longing
Letters ‘home’ from Canada: British Female Emigrants and the Imperial Family of Women
LISA CHILTON
The Interplay of Ethnicity and Gender: Swedish Women in Southeastern Saskatchewan
LESLEY ERICKSON
From Montreal and Venice with Love: Migrant Letters and Romantic Intimacy in Italian Migration to Postwar Canada
SONIA CANCIAN


PART FOUR: Labouring Domestics and Canadian Constraints
In Search of Comfort and Independence: Irish Immigrant Domestic Servants Encounter the Courts, Jails, and Asylums in Nineteenth-Century Ontario
LORNA R. MCLEAN AND MARILYN BARBER
Taming and Training Greek “Peasant Girls” and the Gendered Politics of Whiteness in Postwar Canada: Canadian Bureaucrats and Immigrant Domestics, 1950s –1960s
NOULA MINA
I Care for You, Who Cares for Me? Transitional Services for Filipino Live-in Caregivers in Canada
GLENDA TIBE BONIFACIO


PART FIVE : Constructing Symbols and Bodies
Fashioning Conflicts: Gender, Power, and Icelandic Immigrant Hair and Clothing in North America, 1874–1933
LAURIE K. BERTRAM
A Larger Frame: ‘Redressing’ the Image of Doukhobor-Canadian Women in the Twentieth Century
ASHLEIGH ANDROSOFF
Propaganda and Identity Construction: Media Representation in Canada of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian Women during the Winter War of 1939–1940
VARPU LINDSTROM


PART SIX: Activists and Political Subjects
Canadian Citizens or Dangerous Foreign Women? Canada’s Radical Consumer Movement, 1947–1950
JULIE GUARD
Haitian Feminist Diasporic Lakou: Haitian Women’s Community Organizing in Montreal, 1960–1980
GRACE L. SANDERS JOHNSON
An Unlikely Collection of Union Militants? Portuguese Cleaning Women Become Political Subjects in Postwar Toronto
SUSANA MIRANDA

PART SEVEN: Food, Family, and Culture
The Semiotics of Zwieback: Feast and Famine in the Narratives of Mennonite Refugee Women
MARLENE EPP
Jello-O Salads, One-Stop Shopping, and Maria the Homemaker: The Gender Politics of Food
FRANCA IACOVETTA AND VALERIE J. KORINEK
Consuming Food and Constructing Identities among Arabic and South Asian Immigrant Women
HELEN VALLIANATOS AND KIM RAINE


PART EIGHT: History, Identity, and Belonging
‘Slotting’ Chinese Families and Refugees, 1947–1967
LAURA MADOKORO
Experience and Identity: Black Immigrant Nurses to Canada, 1950–1980
KAREN FLYNN
The Mother of God Wears a Maple Leaf: History, Gender, and Ethnic Identity in Sacred Space
FRANCES SWYRIPA


PART NINE: Trauma, Violence, and Memory
Survival Their Survival: Women, Memory and the Holocaust
PAULA J. DRAPER
Days You Remember: Japanese Canadian Women and the Violations of Internment
PAMELA SUGIMAN
Feminist Oral History and Assessing the Dueling Narratives of Iraqi Women in Diaspora
NADIA JONES-GAILANI

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Barbara Lorenzkowski

"Epp and Iacovetta have assembled a highly original work that will introduce students to much of the exciting new scholarship in the field, while challenging them to think critically and creatively. My own students strongly responded to this collection because they could see their own lives mirrored in its pages."

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