Working Women in Canada
An Intersectional Approach
In this edited collection, Leslie Nichols weaves together the contributions of accomplished and diverse scholars to offer an expansive and critical analysis of women’s work in Canada. Students will use an intersectional approach to explore issues of gender, class, race, immigrant status, disability, sexual orientation, Indigeneity, age, and ethnicity in relation to employment. Drawing from case studies and extensive research, the text’s eighteen chapters consider Canadian industries across a broad spectrum, including political, academic, sport, sex trade, retail, and entrepreneurial work.
Working Women in Canada is a relevant and in-depth look into the past, present, and future of women’s responsibilities and professions in Canada. Undergraduate and graduate students in gender studies, labour studies, and sociology courses will benefit from this thorough and intersectional approach to the study of women’s labour.
- includes tables, case studies, a glossary of key terms, andchapter introductions and conclusions to assist with student comprehension
- encourages further learning by concluding each chapter with discussion questions,a list of additional key readings, and an extensive reference list
- provides a broad portrait of women’s work in Canada with contributions from over20 scholars
“I found Working Women in Canada: An Intersectional Approach a very comprehensive, up-to-date book that examines the multiple intersectional realities that women face in the workplace and economy today. The book presents an antiracist and anticolonialist perspective,
and it educates students about diversity issues in the workforce. It is also written by
an impressive array of authors: experts in the field of women and work in Canada today.”
—Wendee Kubik, PhD, Women’s & Gender Studies and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, and Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Regina
—Meg Luxton, PhD, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University