WGST / SOCI 345: Women and Work in Canada Report a Broken Link

Unit 1


Daniels, Arlene Kaplan. 1987. Invisible Work.

Social Problems 45(5); 403-415.

Wilson, Sue. 1996. Historical Trends in Women's Paid Employment.

Chapter 5 in Women, Families & Work.

“Managing and Stretching Wages: The Work of Wives,”

Chapter 5 in Working Families: Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal by Bettina Bradbury

“The Changing Conditions of Women in Dairying” 

in Women's Work, Markets and Economic Development in Nineteenth-Century Ontario, by Marjorie Cohen,

 Lowe, Graham S. 1980. Women, Work, and the Office: The Feminization of Clerical Occupations in Canada, 1901–1931.

In The Canadian Journal of Sociology 5(4)

“Rethinking Work and Kinship in a Canadian Hosiery Town, 1919-1950 ” by Joy Parr
“Women’s Emancipation and the Recruitment of Women into the War Effort ” by Ruth Pierson
“ 'We Weren’t Allowed to Go into Factory Work until Hitler Started the War' : The 1920s to the 1940s,” by Dionne Brand
“Doing Two Jobs: The Wage-Earning Mother, 1945-70 ” by Joan Sangster

Unit 2


Wilson, Sue. 1996. Current Patterns of Labour-Force Participation.

Chapter 6 in Women, Families & Work.

Miller, Gloria E. 2004. Frontier Masculinity in the Oil Industry: The Experience of Women Engineers.

Gender, Work and Organization 11(1).

“Blue-Collar Workers: Breaking through the Brick Ceiling,” by Patty Cantrell
“Women and Men as Litigators: Gender Differences on the Job,”  by Jennifer L. Pierce
Zeytinoglu, Isik U.,  Waheeda Lillevik, M. Bianca Seaton, and Josefina Moruz. 2004. Part-Time and Casual Work in Retail Trade: Stress and Other Factors Affecting the Workplace.

Industrial Relations 59(3).

“Racism in the Garment Industry,” by Tania Das Gupta
Wilson, Sue. 1996. Housework.

Chapter 4 in Women, Families & Work.

Sullivan, Maureen. 1996. Rozzie and Harriet? Gender and Family Patterns of Lesbian Coparents.

Gender & Society 10(6).

 Dillaway, Heather and Elizabeth Pare. 2008. Locating Mothers: How Cultural Debates About Stay-at-Home Versus Working Mothers Define Women and Home.

Journal of Family Issues 29(4).

“The Work at Home is Not Recognized: Organizing Domestic Workers in Montreal,” by Miriam Elvir

Unit 3


 “Sexual Harassment: The Link between Gender Stratification, Sexuality, and Women’s Economic Status,” by Susan Ehrlich Martin
 Giuffre, Patti A. and Christine L. Williams. 1994. Boundary Lines: Labelling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants.

Gender & Society 8(3).

Yanz, Lynda , Bob Jeffcott, Deena Ladd, and Joan Atlin. 1999. Chapter 1, The Labour Behind the Label: How Our Clothes Are Made.

Policy Options to Improve Standards for Women Garment Workers in Canada and Internationally

Yanz, Lynda , Bob Jeffcott, Deena Ladd, and Joan Atlin. 1999. Chapter 3, Codes of Conduct and Independent Monitoring: Tools to Challenge Sweatshop Practices Internationally.

Policy Options to Improve Standards for Women Garment Workers in Canada and Internationally

Hochschild, Arlie Russell. Love and Gold.

In Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy.

“Can a McJob Provide a Living Wage?”  by Naomi Klein
“Achieving Workplace Equality, ” by Harvey J. Krahn, Graham S. Lowe, and Karen D. Hughes
Malone, Catherine. 1999. Equity and Me: My Life as an Employment Equity Practitioner.

Atlantis 23(2).

“The Entrepreneurial Alternative, ” by Deborah Carr
Neill, Kelly M. 1994. Native Women and Micro-Enterprise.

Canadian Woman Studies 15(1).

Albanese, Patrizia.  2006. Small Town, Big Benefits: The Ripple Effect of $7/day Child Care.

The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 43(2).