Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives

Glenda Tibe Bonifacio
University of Lethbridge, Canada

Product Details
13 Dec 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
328 pages - 152 x 229mm
This collection examines the ongoing shared struggles of diverse groups of women in Canada and beyond focusing on a diverse range of themes including movements, spaces and rights; inclusion, equity and policies; reproductive labour, work and economy; health, culture and violence; and sports and bodies. Situating Canada as a western society with avowed egalitarian ideals, and based on a ‘shared but different’ approach, this book highlights the intersectional dimensions of gendered lives and feminist actions for change in both western and non-western contexts. 

Gender issues and feminist struggles are interconnected internationally and this book examines the Canadian case alongside other countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe to explore the global currents of gender and feminism and its practice. The centrality of gender and the need for feminist praxis remain highly relevant in the 21st Century, whether in western or non-western societies, and this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the international currents for gender equality, empowerment and social justice.
Introduction; Glenda Tibe Bonifacio  
Part One: Movements, Spaces and Right   
1. Knitting the Feminist Self: Craftivism, Yarn-Bombing and the Navigation of Feminist Spaces; Sonja Boon and Beth Pentney  
2. Emergence of Intersectional Activist Feminism in Brazil: The Interplay of Local and Global Contexts; Marlise Matos and Solange Simões  
3. Countering Renewed Patriarchal Commitments in the Institutional Catholic Church: Feminist Perspectives among Women Religious in Canada; Christine Gervais and Amanda Watson  
Part Two: Inclusion, Equity and Policies 
4. Preserving Patriarchy: Birthright, Citizenship and Gender in Nepal; Jill Allison  
5. Gender Inequality in Swedish Legislation of Sámi Reindeer Herding; Ebba Olofsson 
6. Turkish Divorcees and Need for Woman-Friendly Policies; Aylin Akpinar 
7. Gender Equality Education and Media Literacy: Primary Prevention Strategies in New Zealand; Panteá Farvid 
Part Three: Reproductive Labour, Work and Economy 
8. Child Care and Feminism in Canada; Lisa Pasolli  
9. Service Work as Reproductive Labor: A Feminist Political Economy of Filipino Migrant Hotel Workers in Rural Manitoba; Catherine Bryan  
10. Endemic Sexism in the Canadian Workplace: Systematic Support for Sexual Aggression Against Female Workers; Ada L. Sinacore and Barbara A. Morningstar  
11. Excluded while Included: Women Mineworkers in South Africa’s Platinum Mines; Asanda Benya 
Part Four: Health, Culture and Violence 
12. The Gender of Pregnancy; Michelle Walks  
13. "It Doesn't Match My Blood": Contraceptive Side Effects and Kassena Women in Northern Ghana; Lauren Wallace 
14. Problematizing Fertility Decline without Women's Empowerment in Turkey; Miki Suzuki Him  
15. Intimate Partner Violence and Poverty: Malaysian Indian Women in Penang, Malaysia; Premalatha Karupiah and Parthiban S. Gopal 
16. Becoming a 'Real Man' is a Feminist Issue; Sigal Oppenhaim-Shachar  
Part Five: Sports and Bodies 
17. Ghostly (Dis)Appearances: Sport, Gender and Feminism in Canada; Carly Adams and Jason Laurendau 
18. Physical Education in Israel: Teachers' Talk of Girl Bodies; Ornit Ramati and Orly Benjamin 
19. Basketball Diary; Jocelyn Thorpe 
Glenda Tibe Bonifacio is Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, where she is also a research affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. In 2015 she was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women's Network. She is the author of Pinay on the Prairies; editor of Feminism and Migration, and Gender and Rural Migration; and co-editor of Canadian Perspectives in Immigration in Small Cities, Migrant Domestic Workers and Family Life, and Gender Religion and Migration.

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