In Death So Noble, Jonathan Vance explores how Canadians constructed a collective memory of the First World War based on “fact, wishful thinking, half-truth, and outright invention.” Vance endeavours to explain how Canadians gave birth to the myth and how it became embedded in the collective consciousness in the 1920s and 1930s. Vance argues that [...]
I was thrilled to find In Her Own Voice: Childbirth Stories from Mennonite Women on the shelf at the university library last week. These narratives were collected in 1988 by Katherine Martens and Heidi Harms in Manitoba through a government initiative to collect oral history interviews. The women interviewed represent three separate waves of Mennonite [...]
Sisters or Strangers? Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History edited by Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta, and Frances Swyripa. I picked this up for Epp’s article “The Semiotics of Zwieback: Feast and Famine in the Narratives of Mennonite Refugee Women” but want to read the rest.
Alison Jagger is professor of philosophy and women’s studies at University of Colorado, Boulder. Her latest book looks great and useful: Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader . From the description: Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge that is not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related [...]