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Gender and Politics in Contemporary Canada - Francois-Pierre Gingras

Gender and Politics in Contemporary Canada

Paperback Published: 28th December 1995
ISBN: 9780195410112
Number Of Pages: 286

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Gender and Politics in Contemporary Canada is a collection of over 12 essays by different university researchers interested in how the lives of men and women are affected by politics. The book adopts no specific ideology, but readers will easily discover that all authors share the view that Canadian society and polity still treat men and women unequally. This book is research-oriented, ie it presents interpretations based on well-researched facts. Most chapters have previously been presented at learned conferences and have been revised for inclusion in this collection. Authors come from 12 different universities across Canada. Most (but not all) authors are women, including well-known academics such as Caroline Andrew, Sandra Burt, Monique Dumais, Micheline Dumont, Roberta Hamilton, Gertrude Robinson, Alan Whitehorn. Disciplines represented are Communications, Ethics, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

"This collection provides an important resource to students of women and politics in Canada because several of the chapters are theoretically or methodologically innovative, or address relatively unexplored or underexplored topics, or set the agenda for future research."--American Political Science Review

Introduction: Antigone's Legacy to Canadians
Gender and the Party System
The Gender Gap Amongst Party Activists: A Case Study of Women and the New Democratic Party
Gender and Support for Feminism: A Case Study of the 1989 Quebec General Election
A Job Well Begun...: Representation, Electoral Reform, and Women
Gender and Public Policy
Gender and Public Policy: Making Some Difference in Ottawa
Equity and Opportunity
Homeless Women and the New Right
Pro-natalism, Feminism, and Nationalism
Women of Quebec and the Contemporary Constitutional Issue
Portraying Gender
The Portrayal of Women Politiciansin the Media: Political Implications
Daily Male Delivery: Women and Politics in theDaily Newspapers
Gender and the Canadian Military: Attitudes towardPeace and Symbolic Politics
Gender-of-Interviewer Effects and Level of Public Support forAffirmative Action
Conclusion: The Fine Line - Strategies for Change
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ISBN: 9780195410112
ISBN-10: 0195410114
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 28th December 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4