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- ItemRace, nation and gender: 19th century representations of native and white women in the Pacific Northwest(Rutgers University, 1996) Williams, CarolExamines how 19th century white settler women set the standards for femininity and maternal competence that influenced social discrimation against native women in Canada's Pacific Northwest. These ideals were promoted through photographic images and written text.
- ItemBy, for, or about?: shifting directions in the representation of Aboriginal women(Institute for the Study of Women, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2000) Fiske, Jo-AnneIn the past fifteen years much has changed respecting the representation of Aboriginal women in feminist scholarship. The emergenceof Aboriginal women's scholarship in law, education, and literature has had a major and much overdue impact on our understanding of their history and their scholarly and political agendas. A review of the literature by, for, and about Aboriginal women in the areas of history, law, education, health, and literature reveals new trends in interdisciplinarity within feminist studies of colonialism, representation, "voice," and issues of equality and empowerment.
- Item[Review of "Trading gazes: Euro American women photographers and native North Americas, 1880-1940" by Susan Bernardin ... et al.](University of California Press, 2005) Williams, CarolBook review
- ItemBeyond illustration: illuminations of the photographic "frontier"(Journal of the West, 2007) Williams, CarolDrawing upon three categories of photographs--landscapes, portraits, and documentary images of "Indian life"--this essay provides scholars and students with questions and guidelines for interpreting historical photographs as primary resources in research and teaching.
- ItemWhat's so civil about marriage? The racial pedagogy of same-sex marriage in Canada(Darkmatter Journal, 2008) Lenon, SuzanneAbstract not available
- Item[Review of "Liberation from liberalism: gender and globalization in Southeastern Asia" by Roksana Bahramitash](Mount Saint Vincent University. Institute for the Study of Women, 2008) Bonifacio, GlendaBook review
- ItemGender gap and reproductive and sexual health services in southern Alberta(2012) Williams, CarolDiscusses how women's opportunities for economic and educational advancement are affected by access to reproductive health services such as contraception and abortion, by access to affordable child care services, and by gender inequality. Briefly describes two agencies in southern Alberta that offer reproductive and sexual health services.
- ItemThe resurgence of indigenous women's knowledge and resistance in relation to land and territoriality: transnational and intersdisciplinary perspectives(York University, 2012) Simpson, Leanne; Wanda, Nanibush; Williams, Carol
- ItemWhite as milk: Proposition 8 and the cultural politics of gay rights(Mount Saint Vincent University. Institute for the Study of Women, 2013) Lenon, SuzanneAs part of the U.S. federal elections in November 2008, voters in California narrowly passed Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that eliminated same-sex marriage rights in that state. Against this political-legal backdrop, the movie Milk, based on the life of gay activist Harvey Milk, was released to audiences across North America. Proposition 8 and its aftermath infused social and cultural meaning into the critical acclaim Milk publicly received, and the movie itself became a way to both galvanize and anchor support for gay (marriage) rights. I contend that there is a particular racialization of queer sexuality and proximity to whiteness that links this moment of law and culture together. The paper examines the “knitted-togetherness” of the film’s racially normative representations and the racializing of homophobia that occurred on both sides of the Proposition 8 debate, one that continues the protracted fractioning of race as separate from sexuality within mainstream lesbian/gay politics
- ItemCampus campaigns against reproductive autonomy: the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform campus genocide awareness project as propaganda for fetal rights(ActiveHistory.ca, 2014) Williams, Carol; Gill, Don
- ItemRadically rethinking marriage(Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 2016) Barker, Nicola; Lenon, SuzanneThis special issue of the Onati Socio-Legal Series offers inter-disciplinary, feminist perspectives that collectively ‘re-think’ the institution of marriage, not only in the field of legal discourse and institutions but also in the humanities and social sciences as well as through activisms. With a focus on jurisdictions in Europe, North America and Africa, the articles included in this issue challenge normative assumptions about marriage, reconsider forms of conjugality, re-write judicial interpretations and problematize legal and activist interventions and reasonings.
- ItemUnpacking inclusion and building queer(er) alliances: an interview with OmiSoore H. Dryden and Suzanne Lenon(Upping the Anti, 2016) Lenon, Suzanne
- ItemIntervening in the context of white settler colonialism: West Coast LEAF, gender equality, and the Polygamy Reference(Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 2016) Lenon, SuzanneIn November 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court released its judgement in Reference re: s.293 of the Criminal Code of Canada, upholding the prohibition on polygamy as constitutional. The Polygamy Reference, as it is known, concluded that the pressing and substantial objective of s. 293 is the prevention of harm to women, to children, and to the institution of monogamous marriage. This paper analyzes the submissions made by the feminist legal education organization, West Coast LEAF, one of the few feminist 'voices' taken seriously by the court. The apprehension of polygamy's harms was central to the Reference case. West Coast LEAF offered one of the most nuanced interpretations of how the criminal prohibition on polygamy should be interpreted with respect to harm. Yet as this paper argues, its position conceals and is underpinned by racialized relations of power that, however unwittingly, give weight to and indeed require the racial logic of white settler state sovereignty articulated in the Polygamy References' overall narrative.
- ItemThe intro course: a pedagogical toolkit(Mount Saint Vincent University. Institute for the Study of Women, 2016) Bonifacio, GlendaThis article offers ideas and strategies for teaching introductory-level courses in Gender and Women’s Studies by providing the responses of eleven experienced educators who were asked two questions: What main theme or idea do you hope students will learn in the introductory class you teach? And what practical strategies do you use in the classroom to achieve that learning objective?
- ItemStudying with, without guarantees: reflections on the risks of taking learning from the classroom to the land(Institute for Critical Education Studies, 2020) Granzow, Kara; Lenon, Suzanne; Kirbyson, EmilyIn this paper, we discuss an assignment we developed whose goal was to “unsettle” settler consciousness and critically foster a grounded politics of location amongst our postsecondary students. We analyze some of the important and sundry risks of taking learning from the classroom to the land, focusing on some of the assignment’s assumptions, effects, contradictions and complications. Drawing upon Moten & Harney’s urging of a “studying with and for,” Stuart Hall’s “politics without guarantees,” and Leanne Simpson’s “land as pedagogy,”we present our experiment in teaching as an exciting opportunity for learning – one that though rooted in aspirations towards more decolonial presents in our classrooms, is still always also deeply implicated in who gets made as a subject with access to the goods and protections of the colonial present within and outside of the university.
- ItemRED project report: rights, equity, and diversity in postsecondary campus in Lethbridge 2019-2020(SNAC+, 2021) Bonifacio, Glenda; Das, Saurya; Hodes, Caroline; Cheruiyot, Jacklyne
- ItemThe state of reproductive health in Alberta: A Q&A with Dr. Carol Williams(2022) Williams, CarolWhen an individual’s physical, mental, and social health are compromised, their chances of falling into poverty are increased. Calgarians require broad access to an integrated health delivery system and services that are respectful of the diversity of personal situations. With recent changes to abortion access in the United States came a renewed sense of urgency to understand what access to reproductive health looks like in Alberta, and where potential threats to this access lie. Dr. Carol Williams from the University of Lethbridge has been teaching and researching reproductive health for nearly 20 years. In the interview below, she highlights how few resources exist in rural Alberta, explores the organizing power of pro-life groups across North America, and shares recommendations for securing access.