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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
The Chinese Working Women's Network: Against The Current vol. 113
Ngai, Pun; Ming, Yang Lie
There is no doubt that China is growing rapidly in importance in the global economy. China has now surpassed the United States as the largest destination in the world for foreign investment. While man...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on women.
Inside Iran: New Internationalist March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look at Iran from history to present. Discussion of women's rights and the youth of Iran.
Part-time Paradox: Connecting Gender, Work and Family
Duffy, Ann; Pupo, Norene
Tthe authors discuss whether the over-representation of women in part-time labour is exploitive or liberating. They present interviews and original research to describe the ways in which alternative w...
Pensions Under Attack: What's behind the push to privatize public pensions
Townson, Monica
Townson discusses the forces behind the drive to privatize public pensions and its impact on the financial security of seniors. In doing so, she traces a history from Pinochet's Chile to Thatcher's Gr...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Women at Work - Ontario, 1850- 1930
Goldsmith, Penny; Shephard, Bonnie.

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Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Our work in social policy research, analysis and public education focuses on poverty and social policy, covering areas such as income security, taxation, social spending, employment and poverty analys...
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
CRIAW is a national organization that promotes and disseminates feminist research through: a Bank of Researchers; research grants, awards and prizes; publication of research papers and research tools;...
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
Uses the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to promote equality for women.

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Immigration Committee - World Conference on Religion for Peace (WRCP)
Organization profile published 1980
They Are Burning Effigies They Are Burning Effigies Why, Why, Why, Effigies?
Morton, Peggy
Morton argues that the Women's Movement has attempted to organize women around their perceived weaknesses. Instead, she argues for an autonomous Women's Movement predicated on the inherent strength of...