Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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350 pages
6 x 9 inches
June 2011
Print ISBN: 9781551304021


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

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



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