ANDREW, Caroline and Sanda RODGERS, eds. RODGERS, Sanda, ed.
Title: Women and the Canadian State / Les femmes et l'Etat canadien. First Edition, hardcover.
Publisher:  McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1997, ISBN:0773514236
Seller ID: 81749
ANDREW, Caroline and Sanda RODGERS, eds. Women and the Canadian State / Lesfemmes et l'État canadien . Edited by Caroline Andrew and Sanda Rodgers. M ontreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, (1997). First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xxvii,(1),-364. 8vo, red cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Contents: 1. Lorenne M.G. Clark's "Reminiscences and Reflections on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Commission's Report"; 2. Monique Begin's "The Canadian Government and the Commission's Report"; 3. Freda L. Paltiel's "State Initiatives: Impetus and Effects"; 4. Catherine Frazee's "Do State Initiatives Make a Difference?"; 5. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafrond's "Patriarchy and Paternalism: The Legacy of the Canadian State for First Nations Women"; 6. Wendy Moss's "The Canadian State and Indian Women: The Struggle for Sex Equality Under the Indian Act"; 7. Teressa Anne Nahanee's "IndianWomen, Sex Equality, and the Charter"; 8. Mary Jane Mossman's "Families an d Family Law": 9. Carol Smart's "Feminist Interventions and State Policy"; 10. Nancy Sullivan's "Pay Equity in Manitoba"; 11. Pat Armstrong's "Pay Equity: Not Just a Matter of Money"; 12. Marie Murphy's "Pay Equity in Quebec"; 13. Diane Lamoureux's "Les services féministes - de l'antiétatisme à l'intégration subsidiaire"; 14. Jane Ursel's "Considering the Impact of the Battered Women's Movement on the State: The Example of Manitoba"; 15. Martha Flaherty's "Inuit Women and Violence"; 16. Florence Bird's "Reminiscences ofthe Commission Chair"; 17. Maureen O'Neil and Sharon Sutherland's "The Mac hinery of Women's Policy: Implementing the RCSW"; 18. Naomi Alboim's "Institutional Structure as Change Agent: An Analysis of the Ontario Women's Directorate"; 19. Marie Lavigne's "Structures institutionnelles en condition féminine - le cas du Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec"; 20. Nitya Iyer's "Disappearing Women: Racial-Minority Women in Human Rights Cases"; 21. Joanne St. Lewis's "The Entire Woman: Immigrant and Visible-Minority Women";22. Maria de Koninck's "Les femmes et l'État - questions de santé reproduc tive"; 23. Dyane Adam's "L'État et les groupes de femmes: un partenariat pour le meilleur ... our pour le pire?"; 24. Jane Jenson's "Competing Representations: The Politics of Abortion in Canada"; 25. Claire Bonenfant's "Les femmes et l'État canadien". "Canadians Can No Longer Expect As Much From Their Governments. Rights formerly guaranteed by our 'welfare state' are disappearing. Social spending has been cut drastically in an attempt to combat recession, globalization and restructuring, and the deficit.The decline of the welfare state poses special risks for women. The policies, benefits, and services of the welfare state are directly linked to women's basic freedoms. The welfare state employs women to deliver services such as childcare, home-help, nursing, and social work. In turn, these services have meant that women can enter the paid labour force, provide for dependants, and leave abusive relationships. Access to political resources have helped women to form solidarities, alliances, and organizations. In Women and the Canadian Welfare State, scholars from environmental studies, law, social work, sociology, and economics explore the changing relationship between women and the welfare state. They examine the transformation of the welfare state and itsimplications for women; key issues in welfare state debates such as social rights, family and dependency, and gender-neutral programs and inequality; women's work and the state; and the role of women as agents of change.Wome n and the Canadian Welfare State explains not only how women are affected by changes in policy and programming, but how they can take an active role in shaping these changes. It bridges an important gap for scholars and students who are interested in gender, public policy, and the welfare state." Very good. 40.00