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Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices; An Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies – Canadian Edition

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book-author

Joan Simalchik (Author)

file-type

PDF

isbn10

0195430239

isbn13

9780195430233

language

English

publisher

Oxford University Press Canada


Book Description

“Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies,” Canadian Edition, authored by Joan Simalchik, is a comprehensive textbook that provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies. This edition is tailored to the Canadian context, addressing the unique social, cultural, and historical aspects of women's experiences in Canada.

Key features of the textbook include:

  1. Intersectional Approach: The book takes an intersectional approach, examining how various social categories such as gender, race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity intersect to shape women's experiences. This approach acknowledges the diverse and interconnected nature of identity and oppression.
  2. Historical and Cultural Context: Simalchik explores the historical and cultural context of women's lives in Canada, offering insights into the social movements, legislative changes, and cultural shifts that have influenced women's roles and status over time.
  3. Global and Local Perspectives: The Canadian edition incorporates both global and local perspectives, encouraging students to consider the broader international context while recognizing the specific challenges and achievements of women in Canada.
  4. Critical Analysis: The book encourages critical thinking by providing tools for analyzing social structures, challenging stereotypes, and questioning societal norms. It introduces key concepts and theories within the field of Women's and Gender Studies.
  5. Inclusive Representation: Simalchik emphasizes the importance of inclusive representation, featuring diverse voices and experiences to reflect the complexity of women's lives. This includes discussions on Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other marginalized groups.
  6. Contemporary Issues: The textbook addresses contemporary issues facing women in Canada, such as reproductive rights, violence against women, workplace discrimination, and the role of media in shaping gender roles.
  7. Pedagogical Features: The inclusion of pedagogical features such as discussion questions, case studies, and suggested readings enhances the learning experience for students.

“Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies” is commonly used in Women's Studies courses and other courses that explore gender issues in Canadian universities and colleges. Its interdisciplinary approach and focus on Canadian perspectives make it a valuable resource for students seeking a deeper understanding of gender dynamics and women's experiences in Canada.

book-author

Joan Simalchik (Author)

file-type

PDF

isbn10

0195430239

isbn13

9780195430233

language

English

publisher

Oxford University Press Canada

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