Scratching the Surface
Canadian Anti-Racist Feminist Thought
Scratching the Surface brings together 14 anti-racist feminists who examine ways in which race and gender interact to shape the lives of women of colour in Canada. This collection of articles covers a broad range of topics such as the impact of colonialism and its associated discourses on First Nations and other groups of colonized women; racism in the Canadian labour movement; the impact of globalization on women of colour; the ways in which the institution of the nuclear family shapes racism; sexism in communities of colour; and the ways in which the women’s movement can create an anti-racist praxis. The book not only provides exciting new insights into how women of colour experience Canadian society, but also provides instructors with a textbook that integrates anti-racist and feminist approaches.
Number of Pages
6.00" x 9.00”
eBook – Fixed Layout ISBN
"Scratching the Surface represents a much needed, accessible, and original contribution to Canadian feminist thought. It will certainly add to the critical literature on feminism and anti-racism."
Alissa Trotz, Institute of Women’s Studies, Queen’s University
Peggy Bristow, Coordinator and Co-Author “We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up”: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History
George J. Sefa Dei, Sociology of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto