Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

November 26, 2012

From the publisher:

The essays in Indigenous Women and Work create a transnational and comparative dialogue on the history of the productive and reproductive lives and circumstances of Indigenous women from the late nineteenth century to the present in the United States, Australia, New Zealand/Aotearoa, and Canada. Surveying the spectrum of Indigenous women’s lives and circumstances as workers, both waged and unwaged, the contributors offer varied perspectives on the ways women’s work has contributed to the survival of communities in the face of ongoing tensions between assimilation and colonization. They also interpret how individual nations have conceived of Indigenous women as workers and, in turn, convert these assumptions and definitions into policy and practice. The essays address the intersection of Indigenous, women’s, and labor history, but will also be useful to contemporary policy makers, tribal activists, and Native American women’s advocacy associations.

Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism, edited by Carol Williams. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2012. 299 p. ISBN 9780252078682 (pbk.)

For more information on the availability of this title from the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue, click here.

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: