Women’s Press
Canada’s leading academic feminist publisher
Canada’s leading academic feminist publisher
2011 immigrant women in atlantic canada cvr
350 pages
6 x 9 inches
June 2011
Print ISBN: 9781551304021
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Overview

At last, an in-depth exploration of immigrant women's experiences in the labour force, family, and broader community in Atlantic Canada. Highlighting feminist research on women and gender-based analyses, the collection focuses on the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, and class.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Acknowledgments

1. Women, Gender, and Immigration: Focusing on Atlantic Canada
Evangelia Tastsoglou

2. Immigrant Women and Social Inclusion: The Role of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Brigitte Neumann

3. Consolidating the Self: Immigrant Women's Settlement in New Brunswick
Jane S. C. Ku, Judith Doyle, and Nicola Mooney

4. Asking for Apples from a Lemon Tree: Experiences of Immigrant Women in Newfoundland and Labrador
Peruvemba S. Jaya and Marilyn Porter

5. Selective Welcome: Labour Market Experiences of Immigrant Women from Sub-Saharan Africa
Amanda Topen

6. The Experience of Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity in Nova Scotia High Schools
Benjamin Amaya

7. Having Voice, Being Heard, and Being Silent: Internationally Educated Teachers' Representations of Immigrant Women in an Arts-Informed Research Study
Susan M. Brigham and Susan C. Walsh

8. Healthcare Accessibility in Atlantic Canada: Immigrant Women's Perspectives
Swarna Weerasinghe

9. My Kids Want to Eat Pork: Parent-Teen Conflicts in Immigrant Families
Barbara Cottrell and Madine VanderPlaat

10. Mothering Across Cultures: Immigrant Women's Experiences in Halifax
Maria Josefa Yax-Fraser

11. You Suddently Have a Different Life: Leisure, Gender, and the Experiences of Immigrants Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Susan Tirone and Mary Sweatman

Index

Evangelia Tastsoglou

Evangelia Tastsoglou is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University and the Chair of the Research Committee on "Women in Society" of the International Sociological Association. She studies, writes, and teaches on women, gender, and migration.


Peruvemba S. Jaya

Peruvemba S. Jaya is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa. Her research, writing, and teaching areas include gender diversity, multiculturalism, immigrants' issues, identity formation, intercultural communication, and ethnic media.


Reviews

"This book highlights what makes immigrant women in Atlantic Canada different, how they dispute exclusions, assert their right to be treated equitably, and negotiate opportunities to be contributing and productive citizens of Canada."
Vijay Agnew, Professor, Social Science & Women's Studies, York University

"As the authors illustrate, both place and gender matter greatly, shaping the barriers encountered, the range of opportunities presented, how familial expectations are negotiated, and the broader contexts within which women care for their families and build new forms of community."
Gillian Creese, Professor, Department of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia

"Through rich description and careful analysis, especially from a critical feminist and intersectional perspective, the contributors to this volume inform our understanding of the challenges and successes that immigrant women encounter in the processes of settlement and integration. [...] This wonderful feminist collection will make a valuable contribution to Women's Immigration, Canadian Immigration Patterns, and Feminist Studies."
Margaret Abraham, Professor, Department of Sociology, and Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity Initiatives, Hofstra University, New York

"Through rich description and careful analysis, especially from a critical feminist and intersectional perspective, the contributors to this volume inform our understanding of the challenges and successes that immigrant women encounter in the processes of settlement and integration. [...] This wonderful feminist collection will make a valuable contribution to Women's Immigration, Canadian Immigration Patterns, and Feminist Studies."
—  Margaret Abraham, Professor, Department of Sociology, and Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity Initiatives, Hofstra University, New York

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