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Indigenous women and work : from labor to activism / edited by Carol Williams.

Contributor(s): Williams, Carol, 1956- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2012]Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252094262; 0252094263.Subject(s): Indigenous women -- EmploymentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Indigenous women and work.DDC classification: 331.1089 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Aboriginal Women and Work across the 49th Parallel : Historical Antecedents and New Challenges / Joan Sangster -- Making a Living: Anishinaabe Women in Michigan's Changing Economy / Alice Littlefield -- Procuring Passage : Southern Australian Aboriginal Women and the Early Maritime Industry of Sealing / Lynette Russell -- The Contours of Agency : Women's Work, Race, and Queensland's Indentured Labor Trade / Tracey Banivanua Mar -- From "Superabundance" to Dependency : Women Agriculturalists and the Negotiation of Colonialism and Capitalism for Reservation-era Lummi / Chris Friday -- "We Were Real Skookum Women" : The shíshálh Economy and the Logging Industry on the Pacific Northwest Coast / Susan Roy and Ruth Taylor -- Unraveling the Narratives of Nostalgia : Navajo Weavers and Globalization / Kathy M'Closkey -- Labor and Leisure in the "Enchanted Summer Land" : Anishinaabe Women's Work and the Growth of Wisconsin Tourism, 1900-1940 / Melissa Rohde -- Nimble Fingers and Strong Backs : First Nations and Métis Women in Fur Trade and Rural Economies / Sherry Farrell Racette -- Northfork Mono Women's Agricultural Work, "Productive Coexistence," and Social Well-Being in the San Joaquin Valley, California, circa 1850-1950 / Heather A. Howard -- Diverted Mothering among American Indian Domestic Servants, 1920-1940 / Margaret D. Jacobs -- Charity or Industry? American Indian Women and Work Relief in the New Deal Era / Colleen O'Neill -- "An Indian Teacher among Indians" : Native Women As Federal Employees / Cathleen D. Cahill -- "Assaulting the Ears of Government" : The Indian Homemakers' Clubs and the Maori Women's Welfare League in Their Formative Years / Aroha Harris and Mary Jane Logan McCallum -- Politically Purposeful Work : Ojibwe Women's Labor and Leadership in Postwar Minneapolis / Brenda J. Child -- Maori Sovereignty, Black Feminism, and the New Zealand Trade Union Movement / Cybèle Locke -- Beading Lesson / Beth H. Piatote.
Summary: "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"--Publisher's website.
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"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"--Publisher's website.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Aboriginal Women and Work across the 49th Parallel : Historical Antecedents and New Challenges / Joan Sangster -- Making a Living: Anishinaabe Women in Michigan's Changing Economy / Alice Littlefield -- Procuring Passage : Southern Australian Aboriginal Women and the Early Maritime Industry of Sealing / Lynette Russell -- The Contours of Agency : Women's Work, Race, and Queensland's Indentured Labor Trade / Tracey Banivanua Mar -- From "Superabundance" to Dependency : Women Agriculturalists and the Negotiation of Colonialism and Capitalism for Reservation-era Lummi / Chris Friday -- "We Were Real Skookum Women" : The shíshálh Economy and the Logging Industry on the Pacific Northwest Coast / Susan Roy and Ruth Taylor -- Unraveling the Narratives of Nostalgia : Navajo Weavers and Globalization / Kathy M'Closkey -- Labor and Leisure in the "Enchanted Summer Land" : Anishinaabe Women's Work and the Growth of Wisconsin Tourism, 1900-1940 / Melissa Rohde -- Nimble Fingers and Strong Backs : First Nations and Métis Women in Fur Trade and Rural Economies / Sherry Farrell Racette -- Northfork Mono Women's Agricultural Work, "Productive Coexistence," and Social Well-Being in the San Joaquin Valley, California, circa 1850-1950 / Heather A. Howard -- Diverted Mothering among American Indian Domestic Servants, 1920-1940 / Margaret D. Jacobs -- Charity or Industry? American Indian Women and Work Relief in the New Deal Era / Colleen O'Neill -- "An Indian Teacher among Indians" : Native Women As Federal Employees / Cathleen D. Cahill -- "Assaulting the Ears of Government" : The Indian Homemakers' Clubs and the Maori Women's Welfare League in Their Formative Years / Aroha Harris and Mary Jane Logan McCallum -- Politically Purposeful Work : Ojibwe Women's Labor and Leadership in Postwar Minneapolis / Brenda J. Child -- Maori Sovereignty, Black Feminism, and the New Zealand Trade Union Movement / Cybèle Locke -- Beading Lesson / Beth H. Piatote.

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CHOICE Review

The comparative study model on indigenous peoples issues has been a growing field of academic research across a variety of disciplines over the past generation. For many practical purposes, transnational collaborative studies have been scarcer than ones limited to a single fixed locus, typically concentrated within the political borders of current nations. In this broad scholarly anthology, editor Williams brings together historical perspectives from around the globe, with the central theme being the realities that indigenous women have faced at work. The scholars cover a wide variety of themes, ranging from Native American women as US federal employees to Maori women in the New Zealand trade union movements. The 17 chapters are all finely crafted, cogent stories that stand on their own, respectively, as significant and revealing studies. Readers in search of compelling works in the fields of indigenous studies, women's studies, and women's history will find this work to be an absolute treasure. Though this is clearly an academic publication, the accessible prose and variety of topics make it a work that the general reading audience will also enjoy. Summing Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries. T. Maxwell-Long California State University, San Bernardino

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Carol Williams is an associate professor of women and gender studies and history at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and the author of Framing the West: Race, Gender and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest. <br>

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