Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada
Challenges, Negotiations, Re-constructions
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.
“This book highlights what makes immigrant women in Atlantic Canada different, how they dispute exclusions, assert their right to be treated equitably, and negotiate opportunities to be contributing and productive citizens of Canada.”
Vijay Agnew, Professor, Social Science & Women's Studies, York University
“As the authors illustrate, both place and gender matter greatly, shaping the barriers encountered, the range of opportunities presented, how familial expectations are negotiated, and the broader contexts within which women care for their families and build new forms of community.”
Gillian Creese, Professor, Department of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia
“Through rich description and careful analysis, especially from a critical feminist and intersectional perspective, the contributors to this volume inform our understanding of the challenges and successes that immigrant women encounter in the processes of settlement and integration. […] This wonderful feminist collection will make a valuable contribution to Women’s Immigration, Canadian Immigration Patterns, and Feminist Studies.”