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. Among the themes examined in this new edition are the intersection of race, crime, and justice, the creation of white settler societies, letters and oral histories, domestic labour, the body, political activism, food studies, gender and ethnic identity, and trauma, violence, and memory.
The second edition of this influential essay collection expands its chronological and conceptual scope with fifteen new essays that reflect the latest cutting-edge research in Canadian women’s history. Introductions to each thematic section include discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, making the book an even more valuable classroom resource than before.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
|Series:||Studies in Gender and History Series|
|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
What People are Saying About This
"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."