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Is Anyone Listening?
Women, Work, And Society
Edited by Merle Jacobs
Jacobs has brought together the work of a number of progressive feminist writers, who theorize gender, race, diversity research, the social construction of women and work, ethnicity and class. The essays in this reader are focused on issues relating to gender equality in workspaces in society.
The editor has gathered essays from well-known and established social scientists. Among them are Pat & Hugh Armstrong, Himani Bannerji, Christine Bruckert and Tania Das Gupta. The result is a stimulating collection that focuses on health-care workers, teachers, strippers, wage-less workers and women who are hidden from view.
The collection explores the construction of gender, the selection of careers and the differential in work conditions and wages.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsIntroduction: Is Anyone Listening? – Merle JacobsSection One: Theorizing Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class1. Theorizing Women’s Work: Feminist Methodology – Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong2. The Paradox of Diversity: The Construction of a Multicultural Canada and "Women of Colour" – Himani Bannerji3. Qualitative Research to Identify Racialist Discourse: Towards Equity in Nursing Curricula – Rebecca Hagey and Robert W. MacKaySection Two: Professional Work Spaces4. Teaching Against the Grain: Contradictions and Possibilities – Roxana Ng5. Racism in Nursing – Tania Das Gupta6. Toward Anti-Racism in Social Work in the Canadian Context – Usha George7. The World of the Professional Stripper – Chris Bruckert8. Gender and Inequality and Medical Education – Jo-Anne KirkSection Three: Hidden From View9. Benevolent Patriarchy: The Foreign Domestic Movement, 1980–1990 – Patricia Daenzer10. The New Wageless Worker: Volunteering and Market-Guided Health Care Reform – Elizabeth Esteves11. "Who Else Would Do It?": Female Family Caregivers in Canada – Kristin Blakely12. Marginal Women: Examining the Barriers of Age, Race and Ethnicity – Robynne NeugebauerSection Four: Promoting Social Change13. Creating Understanding from Research: Staff Nurses’ Views on Collegiality – Merle Jacobs14. Antiracism Advocacy in the Climate of Corporatization – Rebecca Hagey, Jane Turrittin, and Evelyn Brody15. Undertaking Advocacy – Merle Jacobs