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Meg Luxton

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School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Professor

Office: Founders College, 206D
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20933
Email: mluxton@yorku.ca


Dr. Luxton's research focuses on sex/gender divisions of labour, women's work paid and unpaid. feminist theory, especially feminist political economy, women's movements in Canada and globally.

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Dr. Luxton is a Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University. She is the former Director of the Graduate Programme in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and of the Centre for Feminist Research. Dr. Luxton’s research investigates sex/gender divisions of labour and their implications for the socio-economic situations of people across class, race/ethnicity and region. It explores the changing ways "ordinary people" in Canada make a living and sustain themselves, their households, families and communities. It exposes the work involved in unpaid domestic labour and shows its relationship to the larger economy. It studies the interactions among markets, states, communities and households and how they produce and reproduce gender, race/ethnicity and class relations, especially as these are developing in the context of global neoliberal capitalism. She has also contributed to theorizing feminist political economy, social reproduction and how to conceptualize the relations among gender, class, racialisation, ethnicity and other systemic inequalities. Dr. Luxton also works with feminist organizations and unions, documenting a range of organizing efforts such as union women in non-traditional jobs, workers organizing in unions and in their communities, wives supporting their husbands' unions during strikes, links between the labour movement and the women's movement. She has published widely on the women's movement in Canada and internationally, women’s work, paid and unpaid, and relations among work, family and class. Her current research examines the impact of social policy on informal caregiving practices and the relative economic security or precariousness of older immigrants.

Degrees

Ph.D., Social Anthropology, University of Toronto
M.Phil., Social Anthropology, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Women , Gender Issues, Feminist Theory, Employment and Labour, Family, Feminist Studies

Current Research Projects

Ensuring Social Reproduction: A Longitudinal Study of Households and Social Policy in Three Ontario Centres

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Women's Human Rights, Macroeconomics and Policy Choice

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    (with Professors Barbara Cameron, Isabella Bakker and Leah Vosko and FAFIA/AFAI) This collaboration of activist women's groups and academics is developing educational materials to foster women?s capacities to intervene in the budget process to ensure that women's human rights are taken into account in federal budgets.

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'Worked to Death:' Gendered-Racialized Dimensions of Economic Security For Later Life Canadians

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    (with Professors Nancy Mandell, Valerie Preston, Ann Kim and Karen Robson) This project explores the gendered and racialised practices of economic security experienced by residents in Canada aged 55 and up. Using 2006 Census data, 6 focus groups and 30 in-depth interviews, we analyze the ways in which men and women’s encounters through the life course shape their understandings of economic security in later life. We pay special attention to the ways in which gender and race intersect and are shaped through the life course by the historical and social contexts within which older people engage in paid and unpaid work. By doing so, we reveal the structural and individual contexts within which aged, gendered and racialised lives are moving into old age.

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Young Adults and the Potential Transition from Minimum to a Living Wage: Retail, fast Food and Daycare

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    Based on focus groups and interviews, this project asks how young adults are getting by on minimum wage jobs in downtown Toronto.

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Books

Publication
Year

With Mary Jane Mossman Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Fernwood Pulishing, Winnipeg, 2012. 168 p.

2012

Changing Families, New Understandings/Familles en evolution, nouvelles interpretations Contemporary Family Trends, The Vanier Institute of the Family/L’Institut Vanier de la Famille, Ottawa: June 2011 (39 pages). http://www.vifamily.ca/media/node/876/attachments/06-29-2011_VIF_CFT_changingfamilies_ENG.pdf or http://www.vifamily.ca/media/node/877/attachments/06-29-2011_VIF_TCF_familles-en-evolution_FRE.pdf

2011

With Susan Braedley (editors) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, April 2010.

2010

With Wendy Robbins, Margrit Eichler, Francine Descarriers Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship in Canada and Quebec , 1966-1976 Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press. 2008

2008

With Kate Bezanson (editors) Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2006

2006

With June Corman Getting By In Hard Times: Gendered Labour at Home and on the Job Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001

2001

Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices Halifax: Fernwood, 1997

1997

With June Corman, David Livingstone, Wally Seccombe Recasting Steel Labour: Stelco in the 1980s Toronto: Fernwood, 1993

1993

With H.J. Maroney: Feminism and Political Economy: Women's Work, Women's Struggles . Toronto: Methuen. 1987

1987

With H. Rosenberg: Through the Kitchen Window: The Politics of Home and Family. Toronto: Garamond. 1986
based on previously published articles with new introduction
second edition, revised and expanded, with H. Rosenbe­rg and S. Arat-Koc: Through the Kitchen Window: The Politics of Home and Family . Toronto: Garamond, 1990

1986

More Than a Labour of Love: Three Generations of Women's Work in the Home . Toronto: The Canadian Women's Educational Press, 1980.

Reprinted in 1984 with Postscript

Reprinted in 2009 with new Introduction as part of Feminist Classics series

Chapter Three reprinted in Bonnie Fox (ed) Family Patterns and Gender Bonds (^2nd edition) Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000; (3^rd edition) 2009.

Chapter Two reprinted in Roy T. Bowles (editor) Little Communities and Big Industries: Studies in the Social Impact of Canadian Resour­ce Extraction , Scarborough: Butter­worths, 1982

Excerpt from Chapter Four "Motherwork: More than a Labour of Love" in Canadian Women's Studies , vol. 2, No. l, 1980, pp. 31-35

Excerpts included in teaching units on Women in History for grades 7 and 8 curriculum, Elementary Teachers= Federation of Ontario, July 2000

1980

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

With Joan Sangster “Feminism, co-optation and the problems of amnesia: a response to Nancy Fraser” in Leo Panitch, Greg Albo and Vivek Chibber (eds) The Question of Strategy Socialist Register 2013 pp. 288-309

2013

“Feminism and the Academy: Transforming Knowledge?” in Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman (eds) Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Fernwood Pulishing, Winnipeg, 2012. pp. 24-41

2012

With Mary Jane Mossman “Introduction” in Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman (eds) Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Fernwood Pulishing, Winnipeg, 2012. pp. 14-22

2012

With Susan Braedley “Competing Philosophies: Neoliberalism and the Challenges of Everyday Life” in Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton (editors) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010. 3-21.

2010

“Doing Neoliberalism: Perverse Individualism in Personal Life” in Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton (editors) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.163-183.

2010

“Changing Times” in Robbins, Wendy, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler and Francine Descarriers, Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship in Canada and Quebec, 1966-1976. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008. 1-39

2008

“Women’s Studies: Oppression and Liberation in the University” in Robbins, Wendy, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler and Francine Descarriers. Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship in Canada and Quebec, 1966-1976 Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008. 268-274.

2008

With June Corman “Households, Social Reproduction and the Changing Dynamics of Unpaid Household and Caregiving Work” in Vivian Shalla and Wallace Clement (eds) Work in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives Montreal-Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007. 262-288.

2007

“Feminist Political Economy in Canada and the Politics of Social Reproduction,” in Kate Bezanson and Meg Luxton (eds). Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006. 11-44.

2006

“Friends, Neighbours and Community: The Role of Informal Caregiving in Social Reproduction” in Kate Bezanson and Meg Luxton (eds) Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006. 263-292.

2006

with June Corman “Families at Work: Making a Living” in Nancy Mandell and Ann Duffy (eds) Canadian Families: Diversity, Challenge and Change Toronto: Thompson, 2005. 346-372.
• Revised and updated for new edition, forthcoming Spring 2010

2005

“Family Responsibilities: The Politics of Love and Care” in Lucas, Linda (ed) Unpacking Globalisation: Gender, Economics and Work. Kampala: Makerere University Press, 2005. 219-244.
• Revised for republication as Unpacking Globalisation: Markets, Gender, and Work London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. 213-234

2005

“Feminist Perspectives on Social Inclusion and Children’s Well-Being” in Ted Richmond and Anver Saloojee (eds). Social Inclusion Canadian Perspectives. Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2005. 82-104.

2005

“Conceptualizing Families: Theoretical Frameworks and Family Research” in Maureen Baker (ed) Families: Changing Trends in Canada (expanded and revised for the 4th and 5th editions). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000. Revised and updated 6th edition, 2010. 26-48

2000

“Family Coping Strategies Balancing Paid Employment and Domestic Labour” in Bonnie Fox (ed) Family Patterns and Gender Bonds (2nd edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000; (3rd edition) 2009. 453-473

2000

“Families and the Labour Market: Coping Strategies from a Sociological Perspective” in David Cheal, Frances Woolley and Meg Luxton. How Families Cope and Why Policymakers Need to Know. Canadian Policy Research Networks Study No. F02. Ottawa: Renouf Publishing Co., 1998. 73 p.

1998

“ ‘Nothing Natural about It’: The Politics of Parenting” in Meg Luxton (ed). Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices. Halifax: Fernwood, 1997. 162-181

1997

with Ester Reiter “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...Canadian Women’s Experience of Work and Family, 1980-1993.”
• Updated and reprinted in Patricia Evans and Gerda Wekerle (eds) Remaking the Welfare State: Women and the Canadian Experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. 197-221

1997

“Feminism and Families: The Challenge of Neo-Conservatism” in Meg Luxton (ed) Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices. Halifax: Fernwood, 1997. 10-26

1997

with Heather Jon Maroney “Gender at Work: Canadian Feminist Political Economy, after 1988” in Glenn Williams and Wally Clement (eds) Building on the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s Press, 1997. 85-117

1997

“Conceptualizing Families: Theoretical frameworks and Family research” in Maureen Baker (ed). Families: Changing Trends in Canada (3rd edition). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995. 35-52

1995

“Housework” in Ruth Roach Pierson and Marjorie Griffin Cohen. Canadian Women’s Issues, Volume 2: Bold Visions. Toronto: Lorimer, 1994. (reprinted from Canadian Dimension 12:7 [1978]: 35-38)

1994

[with Bonnie Fox] “Conceptualizing Family” in Bonnie Fox (ed) Family Patterns and Gender Bonds Toronto: Oxford University Press 1993; (2nd edition) ., 2000. Revised and updated (3rd edition) 2009. 3-20

1993

“Dreams and Dilemmas: Feminist Musings on ‘The Man Question’” in Tony Haddad (ed). Men and Masculinities: A Critical Anthology. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 1993. 347-374

1993

Family Obligations and Social Change by Janet Finch; Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late Twentieth Century America by Judith Stacey; The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild with Anne Machung; Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work by Majorie DeVault in Signs Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 19:1 (Autumn 1993): 260-264.

1993

with Heather Jon Maroney “Begetting Babies, Raising Children: The Politics of Parenting” in Jos Roberts and Jesse Vorst (eds). Socialism in Crisis? Canadian Perspectives Society for Socialist Studies. Winnipeg/Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1992. 161-198

1992

With Heather Jon Maroney “From Feminism and Political Economy to Feminist Political Economy” in Feminism and Political Economy: Women’s Work, Women’s Struggles. H.J. Maroney and M. Luxton (eds.) Toronto: Methuen, 1987. 5-28

1987

“Thinking about the Future” in Family Matters: Sociology and Contemporary Canadian Families. Anderson et al, Toronto: Methuen, 1987. 237-260

1987

“Time for Myself: Women and the Campaign for Shorter Hours” in Feminism and Political Economy: Women’s Work, Women’s Struggles. H.J. Maroney and M. Luxton (eds.) Toronto: Methue¬n, 1987. 167-178

1987

“Conceptualizing ‘Women’ in Anthropology and Sociology” in Knowledge Reconsidered: A Feminist Overview. CRIAW Papers. Ottawa, 1984.

1984

“From Ladies’ Auxiliary to Women’s Committees” in Linda Yanz (editor). Union Sisters. Women in the Labour Movement. Toronto: The Canadian Women’s Educational Press, 1982.

1982

“The Home: A Contested Terrain” in Maureen Fitzgerald, Connie Guberman and Margie Woolf (editors) Still Ain’t Satisfied: Canadian Feminism Today, Toronto: The Canadian Women’s Educational Press, 1982.

1982

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

On Feminism and the Labour Movement in Canada: A Response to Clawson, Dan. The Next Upsurge Labor and the New Social Movements. Ithica, New York: ILR Press, Cornell University Press, 2003 in Labor History 45 (3) 2004.

2004

with Sue Findlay “Is the Everyday World the Problematic? Reflections on Smith’s Method of Making Sense of Women’s Experience” Studies in Political Economy. 30 (January 1990): 183-196.

1990

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

With Preston, Valerie, Ann H. Kim, Samantha Hudyma, Nancy Mandell, Meg Luxton, and Julia Hemphill “Gender, Race, and Immigration: Aging and Economic Security in Canada.” Canadian Review of Social Policy. forthcoming. 2013

2013

“Transphobia and Transactivism : Introduction. guest editor of a special issue of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal. 29:1 (Fall 2004): 3.

2004

“Never Done: The Challenge of Unpaid Work,” guest editor with Kate Bezanson and Katherine Side of a special issue of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal Spring. 28: 2 (May 2003).

2003

“Feminism as a Class Act: Working Class Feminism and the Women’s Movement in Canada” Labour/le Travail 48 (Fall 2001): 63-88.
• Reprinted in Prince, Althea and Susan Silva-Wayne (eds). Feminisms and Womanisms: A Women’s Studies Reader. Toronto: Women’s Press, 2004. 3-23.

2001

“Where Women’s Efforts Count: The 1996 Census Campaign” with Leah Vosko Studies in Political Economy. 56 (Summer 1998): 49-81.

1998

“Women, the United Nations and the Politics of Unpaid Work.” Women’s Studies International Forum. Special issue on “The Home.” 20:3 (1997): 431-439.

1997

With J. Corman “Getting to Work: The Women Back Into Stelco Campaign” Labour/Le Travail 28 (Fall 1991).

1991

With E. Reiter “Overemancipation? Liberation? Soviet Women in the Gorbachov Period” Studies in Political Economy 34 (Spring 1991).

1991

With Ester Reiter “The Women’s Movement and Public Policy: A Canadian Point of View.” Alternatives: An International Journal of Debate and Analysis. 1:1 (Fall 1991). 73-81

1991

With David Livingstone “Gender Ideologies at Work: Concepts of the Male Breadwinner and the Sex/Gender Division of Labour among Steelworkers and their spouses” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. 26:2 (May 1989). 240-275
• Reprinted in Jean Veevers (ed) Continuity and Change in Marriage and Family Forms: A Canadian Anthology. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1991.
• Reprinted in Lorne Tepperman and James Curtis (eds). Readings in Sociology: A Brief Introduction. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 1992.
• Reprinted in E.D. Nelson and B.W. Robinson (eds) Gender in the 1990s Images, Realities and Issues Toronto: Nelson Canada, 1995.
• Reprinted in D. Livingstone and M. Mangan (eds) Recast Dreams Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown Toronto: Garamond, 1996.

1989

“Soviet Women,” guest editor with E. Reiter, J. Hyer and S. Wilkinson of special issue of Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme Volume 10, no. 4, Winter 1989

1989

“Two Hands for the Clock: Changing Patterns in the Gendered Division of Labour in the Home” Studies in Political Economy. 12 (Fall 1983): 27-44.
• Reprinted in Bonnie Fox (ed) Sociology of the Family. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, Inc., 1988.
• Reprinted in Roberta Hamilton and Michele Barrett (eds.) The Politics of Diversity: Feminism, Marxism and Canadian Society. London: Verso, 1986.
• Reprinted in E. Salamon and B. Robinson (eds.) Doing What Comes Naturally? A Gender Roles Reader. Toronto: Methuen, 1987.
• Reprinted as “Patterns of Gendered Division of Labour in the Home” in J. Curtis, S. Gilbert, E. Grabb, N. Guppy (eds.) Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1988; reprinted second edition, by J. Curtis, E. Grabb and N. Guppy, 1992.
• Reprinted in Ian MacKay (ed) A Daunting Modernity: A Reader on Post-Conferderation Canada Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1993.
• Reprinted in Bettina Bradbury (ed) Canadian Family History Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1992.

1983

“Taking on the Double Day: Housewives as a Reserve Army of Labour” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal Special Issue on Domestic Labour (guest editors Pat Armstrong and Pat Connelly). 7:1 (Fall 1981): 12-21.
• Reprinted in Graham Lowe and Harvey Krahn (eds.) Work¬ing Canadians: A reader in the Sociology of Work and Industry, Toronto: Methuen, 1984.
• Reprinted in James Curtis and Lorne Tepperman (eds) Images of Canada: The Sociological Tradition Scar¬borough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1989.

1981

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Reanimating Socialist feminism: Denying Co-optation, Challenging Amnesia” with Joan Sangster Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier, University, Kitchener/Waterloo, June 2012

2012

“Why Not Care?: Conceptual Alternatives and the Usefulness of Social Reproduction” Canadian Sociological Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier, University, Kitchener/Waterloo, June 2012

2012

“Counting Women’s Unpaid Work: Canada’s Obligations, Women’s Options” Budgeting for Women’s Human Rights Workshop, University of Winnipeg, 2 November 2011

2011

“Qualitative Research and In-depth Interviews: Learning to Listen” Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, June 2011.

2011

“Social Reproduction: Theorising the Politics of Everyday Life” Keynote address to start a two day workshop, Departments of Sociology and Political Science, Faculty of Humanities, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 10 November 2011

2011

“The Women’s Movement, Women’s Studies and Challenges of Neoliberalism” Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, May 2011.

2011

“Competing Philosophies: Neoliberalism and its Challengers” with Susan Braedley, Canadian Socialist Studies Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montreal, June 2010.

2010

“Gender, Work and Community Well-Being” Department of Sociology, Brock University, March 2010

2010

“The 1960s and the Women’s Liberation Movement: Challenging Neoliberalism in the 2010s” Plenary Session, Two Days of Canada Conference: The Sixties, Canadian Style, Brock University, 4-5 November 2010

2010

“The Census Debates and Women’s Unpaid Work” Department of Women’s Studies, Trent University, September 2010

2010

“The Impact of Neoliberalism on Informal Interpersonal Care” Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 18 January 2010

2010

“Women’s Equality, Families and the Politics of Research” Sociological Research and Women’s Equality in Canada Forty Years After the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and 25 years after the Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, Canadian Sociological Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montreal, June 2010.

2010

“Flexible Jugglers and Impossible Balances: Family-Friendly Policies in the Workplace” Conference on Whose Flexibility? Families, Firms, Governments and Conflicting Agendas, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph, October 2009

2009

“The Economic Security of Immigrant Seniors: Framing the Questions”. Kim, Ann H., Meg Luxton, Nancy Mandell, Valerie Preston, Karen Robson and Julia Hemphill. 11th National Metropolis Conference. Calgary, AB. March 21 2009.

2009

“Beyond the Sustainable Household: Gender and Economic Development” UNDP Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Geneva Switzerland, 14 February 2008

2008

“Social Reproduction: Theory and Politics” Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, January 12, 2006

2006

“The Politics of Informal Caregiving: Households respond to State Downloading” School of Social Sciences Research Seminar Series, York University, March 23, 2006

2006

“From Oppression and Liberation to Gender Equality: Feminist Political Economy and the Politics of Social Reproduction” Women’s Worlds 2005, 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June 2005

2005

“Dreams and Dilemmas: Women’s Studies and the Politics of Knowledge” Keynote Address, 25th Anniversary of Women’s Studies at Guelph, Guelph University, 20 September 2004

2004

“In Search of Community: The Role of Informal Networks in Social Reproduction” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 2004

2004

“Not Such a Heartless City: Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Informal Health Care Provision” Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 21 April 2004

2004

“Women’s Studies as an Intellectual and Political Project” Conference on Social Justice, Social Movements, and Universities: Past, Present, and Future, St. Catharines, Brock University, November 6, 2004

2004

“Every Mother is a Working Mother: Feminism and the Politics of Motherwork” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2003

2003

“Gender and National Academic Cultures in International and Interdisciplinary Comparison” Keynote Address, Gender and National Academic Cultures in International and Interdisciplinary Comparison Conference, The Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 5 April 2003

2003

“Mothering and Work/ Mothering as Work” Keynote Address, Mothering and Work/ Mothering as Work Conference, The Association for Research on Mothering, York University, 3 May 2003

2003

“Rethinking Social Reproduction” worskshop, funded by a special initiative grant, SSHRC, March 2003

2003

“Family Responsibilities: The politics of love and care” presented at the 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on women, Women’s Worlds, 2002, Kampala, Uganda, July 21-26, 2002

2002

[with June Corman] “Pragmatic Visions: Challenging Discourses of Despair” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Toronto, June 2002

2002

“Women Into Steel” Gender and the Labour Movement: Past and Present, Canadian Committee on Labour History, 26 May 2002

2002

“Women into Steel” Gender and the Labour Movement, Past and Present, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Hamilton, Ontario, 26 May 2002

2002

“Family Responsibilities: The Politics of Love and Care”, University of Saskatchewan, 32nd Annual Sorokin Lecture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2001

2001

[with Ester Reiter] “Feminism as a Class Act” Graduate Programme in Sociology, York University, 26 February 2001

2001

“Caregiving Research and the Policy Implications” Conference on Woman’s Work is Never Done - Can Policy Value Caregiving? Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 10 March 2000

2000

[with June Corman] “Pragmatic Visions: Challenging Discourses of Despair” Conference on AFeminist Utopias: Redefining our Projects@ Institute for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, New College, University of Toronto, November 9 11 2000.
Also presented at the Canadian Women”s Studies Association meetings, The Congress, Quebec City, May 2001

2000

“International Initiatives to Include Unpaid Work in the National System of Accounts” Conference on Regions of Work, Changing Labour Processes and Forms of Enterprise In Different Regional Settings, Centre for International studies, University of Toronto, April 3-4, 1998

1998

“Creating Nostalgia for a Hot Breakfast: Canadian Neoliberal Political Economy and the Re-Subordination of Women” Canadian Studies Program, University of California at Berkeley, April, 1997

1997

“Professional Development: Conferencing and Publishing in Women’s Studies” Graduate Programme in Women’s Studies, Programme Seminar Series, January 1997

1997

“Feminism and Families: The Challenge of Neo-Conservatism” Labour Studies Programme, McMaster University, January 1996

1996

“Feminism and Political Economy: Flirting with an Obsolete Master Narrative or Developing Innovative “Post-post” Theory?” Faculty/Student Colloquium, Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought, March 1996

1996

“Measuring and Valuing Unpaid Work in an International Context” Roundtable on The Recognition and Valuation of Unpaid Work, Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Toronto, February 1996

1996

panel discussion Exploring Work in the Home: Who Does What? and workshop “Reconsidering the Canadian census” Counting Women in: New Ways of thinking about Work Conference, Glendon College April 1995

1995

“The UN, Women, and Households: Measuring and Valuing Unpaid Work” Conference on Gender Perspectives on Household Issues, The University of Reading, Reading, England, April 1995

1995

“Changing Patterns of Work/Family Time Allocation” Association for the Social Studies of Time, Devon England July 1994

1994

“Feminism and Political Economy: Challenging the Paradigm” Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Calgary, Alberta, June 1994

1994

Help Wanted: Toronto’s Changing Job Market conference workshop- “what do jobs look like?” The Workers Information and Action Centre of Toronto, November 1994

1994

“Motherhood as a Class Act” Conference on Empowering People in Families: Children, Family Life and Society into the 21st Century, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England July 1994

1994

“Motherhood as a Class Act” Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Calgary, Alberta, June 1994

1994

with Ester Reiter “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...Canadian Women’s Experience of Work and Family, 1980-1993” Seminar on Gender, Citizenship and the Labour Market: The Canadian and Australian Welfare States, Social Policy Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, June 1993

1993

“Feminism and ‘The Man Question’ ” Sociology Seminar, Wollongong University, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, June 1993

1993

“Feminist Movements in Hard Times” Canadian Political Economy in “Hard Times” sponsored by Studies in Political Economy, University of Toronto, January 1993

1993

“The Future of Women’s Work Campaign: Canadian Feminist Responses to International Restructuring” Fifth International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, February 1993

1993

“A Catalyst for Growth: Education as Empowerment” Teaching Adults: Atkinson College and Part-Time Education, York University, April 29, 1992

1992

“Examining the “Men’s Movement”: Men’s Role in Anti-Sexism Work and Accountability to the Women’s Movement” Ryerson College, Toronto, May 13, 1992

1992

“Mary Wollstonecraft: Precursor of Contemporary Feminist Theorists” Celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft Conference, Graduate Programme in Women’s Studies, York University, October 24, 1992

1992

“Men’s Silence: Complicity in the Backlash Against Feminism@ Trent University Symposium, October 1992

1992

“Mothers at Work: The Impact of Changing Employment Patterns on Mothers’ Care Giving Activities” with June Corman Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, June 1992

1992

“Class and Gender in Retrospective Interviewing,” Current Issues in Oral History Research Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 1991

1991

“Dreams and Dilemmas: Feminism and the Man Question” Trent University, December 1991

1991

“Gender Politics at Work” CRIAW/ICREF Conference, Edmonton, November, 1991

1991

“Women’s Studies and Feminist Politics,” Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 1991

1991

“Begetting Babies, Raising Children: The Politics of Parenting” with H.J. Maroney Sociology and Anthropology Meetings, Learned Societies, Victoria, BC, May 1990

1990

“Facing the Challenges of the 90s” The Woman of the 90s Conference, Revenue Canada, District Office, Thunder Bay, Ontario, March, 1990

1990

“From ‘Women’s Concern’ to Social Crisis: The Challenge of Work and Family” Department of Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, April 1990

1990

“Housewives and Feminism: The Challenge of REAL Women and the Politics of the Women’s Movement” Moving Forward: Creating a Feminist Agenda for the 1990s Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, June 1990

1990

“Women in the Soviet Union in the Era of Glasnost” Back In the U.S.S.R. Colloquium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, January, 1990

1990

“Women Work and Family,” Emerging Issues Conference, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Toronto, 1990

1990

“A History of Women’s Work” Employment Equity Conference, Canadian Employment and Immigration Union, Toronto, October, 1989

1989

with E. Reiter “Glasnost and Soviet Women,” Annual Meeting, Organized Working Women, Toronto, September, 1989

1989

“Twenty-four Hours a Day: Women, Work and Families in ‘Steeltown’ Ontario,” Department of Sociology and the Women’s Studies Program, Trent University, January, 1989

1989

“The Canadian Women’s Movement” The Women’s Committee, The Socialist Party of Greece, Athens, Greece, May 1988

1988

“Theories of Family and the Sex/Gender Division of Labour” Bristol Women’s Studies Group, Bristol, England, June 1988

1988

“Women and Development: Issues for Research” and “Gender Relations Among the !Kung San of Northwestern Botswana” CUSO Co-operants Conference, Maputu, Mozambique, September, 1987

1987

“Building Women’s Studies Programmes: undergraduate and graduate” with S. Wilkinson, Department of Sociology, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, April, 1987

1987

“Canadian Sociology of Sex and Gender” Department of Sociology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, May, 1987

1987

“Current Developments in Feminist Theory” Women’s Studies Conference, Helskinki, Finland, April, 1987

1987

“The Canadian Women’s Movement” Women’s Studies Group, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, May, 1987

1987

“Women, Work and Family in Steeltown” Department of Sociology, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, May 1987

1987

“Families of the Future” Ontario Association of Geographers annual meeting. Toronto, Ontario, October 1986

1986

“Paid and Unpaid Work” Fifth-fifth Annual Couchiching Conference The Future of Work: The effects of changes in the nature of employment on the quality of our lives. Geneva Park, Ontario, August 1986

1986

“Women Back into Stelco: Challenging the Division of Labour” Sixth Conference on Workers and their communities. Ottawa, Ontario, May 1986

1986

“Housewives in the Canadian Economy” Keynote Address, National Action Committee on the Status of Women annual meeting, Ottawa, May 1985

1985

“Redistributing Work and Leisure” Conference on Alternative Paths to Jobs, development, Equality and Peace, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Toronto, Ontario, March 1984

1984

“Studying Gender in Canada” The OISE Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Workgroup, Ontario Institute for Studies in Educa¬tion, Toronto, October 1984

1984

“Women’s Work and the Ideal of the Male Breadwinner” Keynote speaker at the opening of the Women’s Studies Data Bank, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, March 1984

1984

“Changing Patterns of the Sex/Gender Division of Labour” Visiting Professor, Canadian Studies and Women’s Studies Pro¬grammes, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland (sponsored by the Association for Canadian Studies) March 1983

1983

“Conceptualizing “Women” in Anthropology and Sociology” Keynote speaker, Canadian Research Institute of the Advancement of Women, annual conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 1983

1983

“Married Women’s Work and Leisure”, Conference on Gender, Leisure, and Cultural Production, Kingston, Ontario, 1983

1983

“Steelworkers Families: Workplace, Family Household and Community in Hamilton, Ontario” Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, March 1983

1983

“The Politics of the Family in the 1980s” Principal’s Guest Lecturer for National Universities Week, King’s College, Univer¬sity of Western Ontario, London, October 1983

1983

“The Sex/Gender Division of Labour in the Home” Visiting Lecturer, Departments of Anthropology and Part-time and Continuing Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, March 1983

1983

“The Sociology of Family: Untangling the Paradigms,” Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Win¬nipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 1983

1983

“Women’s Place” Small Town in Modern Times Conference, Canadian Studies Programme, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, January 1983

1983

“Women, Work and Family: Recent Theories”, Annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., June 1983

1983

“Changing Patterns in the Sexual Division of Labour in the Household” Departments of Sociology and Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 1982

1982

“Changing Patterns in the Sexual Division of Labour in the Household: annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthro¬pology Association, Universite d’Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 1982

1982

“The Beginnings of the Tourist Industry in Northwestern Ontario: Sports Fishing on the Nipigon River as a Case Study” with Paul Campbell Fifth Canadian Symposium on the History of Sport and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, 1982

1982

“Uncovering Cultural Forms in Women’s Experience of Domestic Labour” Ethnography Workshop Series, Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Summer Institute, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, July 1982

1982

“Women, Work and Family” St. Thomas University Guest Lecturers Series, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, February 1982 Also presented to the Women’s Studies Programme, Innis College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, January 1982

1982

“Social Classes and the Disintegrating City” Halton-McMaster Conference on Canadian Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, February, 1981

1981

“Taking on the Double Day: Housewives as a Reserve Army of Labour” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 1981

1981

“The Politics of Domestic Labour” Women, Power and Consciousness Conference, New College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, November 1981

1981

“Understanding Families” Conference on the Sexual Abuse of Children, The Rape Crisis Centre and The Women’s Centre of Hamilton-Wentworth, Hamilton, April, 1981

1981

“Women and Attitudes toward Money” CJRT.FM Open College Radio, course on Women and Money, September, 1981

1981

“Women and Work” Hamilton Women’s Services Central Training Committee, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, March, 1981

1981

“Women at Home, At Work, and in the Trade Unions” Conference on Labour and The Crisis in the Economy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March, 1981

1981

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Feminist perspectives on Social Inclusion and Children’s Well-Being. Toronto: Laidlaw Foundation. Spring 2002. 24p.

2002

“Family Responsibilities: The Politics of Love and Care” University of Saskatchewan, 32nd Annual Sorokin Lecture. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, 2001. 19p.

2001

with Ester Reiter “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...Canadian Women’s Experience of Work and Family, 1980-1993” Discussion Papers, Social Policy Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, No. July 1993.

1993

with Bonnie Fox “Conceptualizing “Family” for The Demographic Review Secretariat, Ministry of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa, Canada, August 1991.

1991


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GWST3509 6.0 A Women Organizing LECT
Fall 2020 GS/GFWS6002 3.0 A Feminist Theory SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GWST3509 6.0 A Women Organizing LECT
Winter 2021 GS/GFWS6911 3.0 M Feminism, Neoliberalism and Beyond SEMR


Dr. Luxton's research focuses on sex/gender divisions of labour, women's work paid and unpaid. feminist theory, especially feminist political economy, women's movements in Canada and globally.

Dr. Luxton is a Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University. She is the former Director of the Graduate Programme in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and of the Centre for Feminist Research. Dr. Luxton’s research investigates sex/gender divisions of labour and their implications for the socio-economic situations of people across class, race/ethnicity and region. It explores the changing ways "ordinary people" in Canada make a living and sustain themselves, their households, families and communities. It exposes the work involved in unpaid domestic labour and shows its relationship to the larger economy. It studies the interactions among markets, states, communities and households and how they produce and reproduce gender, race/ethnicity and class relations, especially as these are developing in the context of global neoliberal capitalism. She has also contributed to theorizing feminist political economy, social reproduction and how to conceptualize the relations among gender, class, racialisation, ethnicity and other systemic inequalities. Dr. Luxton also works with feminist organizations and unions, documenting a range of organizing efforts such as union women in non-traditional jobs, workers organizing in unions and in their communities, wives supporting their husbands' unions during strikes, links between the labour movement and the women's movement. She has published widely on the women's movement in Canada and internationally, women’s work, paid and unpaid, and relations among work, family and class. Her current research examines the impact of social policy on informal caregiving practices and the relative economic security or precariousness of older immigrants.

Degrees

Ph.D., Social Anthropology, University of Toronto
M.Phil., Social Anthropology, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Women , Gender Issues, Feminist Theory, Employment and Labour, Family, Feminist Studies

Current Research Projects

Ensuring Social Reproduction: A Longitudinal Study of Households and Social Policy in Three Ontario Centres

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    SSHRC
Women's Human Rights, Macroeconomics and Policy Choice

    Description:

    (with Professors Barbara Cameron, Isabella Bakker and Leah Vosko and FAFIA/AFAI) This collaboration of activist women's groups and academics is developing educational materials to foster women?s capacities to intervene in the budget process to ensure that women's human rights are taken into account in federal budgets.

'Worked to Death:' Gendered-Racialized Dimensions of Economic Security For Later Life Canadians

    Description:

    (with Professors Nancy Mandell, Valerie Preston, Ann Kim and Karen Robson) This project explores the gendered and racialised practices of economic security experienced by residents in Canada aged 55 and up. Using 2006 Census data, 6 focus groups and 30 in-depth interviews, we analyze the ways in which men and women’s encounters through the life course shape their understandings of economic security in later life. We pay special attention to the ways in which gender and race intersect and are shaped through the life course by the historical and social contexts within which older people engage in paid and unpaid work. By doing so, we reveal the structural and individual contexts within which aged, gendered and racialised lives are moving into old age.

Young Adults and the Potential Transition from Minimum to a Living Wage: Retail, fast Food and Daycare

    Summary:

    Based on focus groups and interviews, this project asks how young adults are getting by on minimum wage jobs in downtown Toronto.

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

With Joan Sangster “Feminism, co-optation and the problems of amnesia: a response to Nancy Fraser” in Leo Panitch, Greg Albo and Vivek Chibber (eds) The Question of Strategy Socialist Register 2013 pp. 288-309

2013

“Feminism and the Academy: Transforming Knowledge?” in Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman (eds) Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Fernwood Pulishing, Winnipeg, 2012. pp. 24-41

2012

With Mary Jane Mossman “Introduction” in Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman (eds) Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Fernwood Pulishing, Winnipeg, 2012. pp. 14-22

2012

With Susan Braedley “Competing Philosophies: Neoliberalism and the Challenges of Everyday Life” in Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton (editors) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010. 3-21.

2010

“Doing Neoliberalism: Perverse Individualism in Personal Life” in Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton (editors) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.163-183.

2010

“Changing Times” in Robbins, Wendy, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler and Francine Descarriers, Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship in Canada and Quebec, 1966-1976. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008. 1-39

2008

“Women’s Studies: Oppression and Liberation in the University” in Robbins, Wendy, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler and Francine Descarriers. Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship in Canada and Quebec, 1966-1976 Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008. 268-274.

2008

With June Corman “Households, Social Reproduction and the Changing Dynamics of Unpaid Household and Caregiving Work” in Vivian Shalla and Wallace Clement (eds) Work in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives Montreal-Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007. 262-288.

2007

“Feminist Political Economy in Canada and the Politics of Social Reproduction,” in Kate Bezanson and Meg Luxton (eds). Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006. 11-44.

2006

“Friends, Neighbours and Community: The Role of Informal Caregiving in Social Reproduction” in Kate Bezanson and Meg Luxton (eds) Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006. 263-292.

2006

with June Corman “Families at Work: Making a Living” in Nancy Mandell and Ann Duffy (eds) Canadian Families: Diversity, Challenge and Change Toronto: Thompson, 2005. 346-372.
• Revised and updated for new edition, forthcoming Spring 2010

2005

“Family Responsibilities: The Politics of Love and Care” in Lucas, Linda (ed) Unpacking Globalisation: Gender, Economics and Work. Kampala: Makerere University Press, 2005. 219-244.
• Revised for republication as Unpacking Globalisation: Markets, Gender, and Work London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. 213-234

2005

“Feminist Perspectives on Social Inclusion and Children’s Well-Being” in Ted Richmond and Anver Saloojee (eds). Social Inclusion Canadian Perspectives. Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2005. 82-104.

2005

“Conceptualizing Families: Theoretical Frameworks and Family Research” in Maureen Baker (ed) Families: Changing Trends in Canada (expanded and revised for the 4th and 5th editions). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000. Revised and updated 6th edition, 2010. 26-48

2000

“Family Coping Strategies Balancing Paid Employment and Domestic Labour” in Bonnie Fox (ed) Family Patterns and Gender Bonds (2nd edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000; (3rd edition) 2009. 453-473

2000

“Families and the Labour Market: Coping Strategies from a Sociological Perspective” in David Cheal, Frances Woolley and Meg Luxton. How Families Cope and Why Policymakers Need to Know. Canadian Policy Research Networks Study No. F02. Ottawa: Renouf Publishing Co., 1998. 73 p.

1998

“ ‘Nothing Natural about It’: The Politics of Parenting” in Meg Luxton (ed). Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices. Halifax: Fernwood, 1997. 162-181

1997

with Ester Reiter “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...Canadian Women’s Experience of Work and Family, 1980-1993.”
• Updated and reprinted in Patricia Evans and Gerda Wekerle (eds) Remaking the Welfare State: Women and the Canadian Experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. 197-221

1997

“Feminism and Families: The Challenge of Neo-Conservatism” in Meg Luxton (ed) Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices. Halifax: Fernwood, 1997. 10-26

1997

with Heather Jon Maroney “Gender at Work: Canadian Feminist Political Economy, after 1988” in Glenn Williams and Wally Clement (eds) Building on the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s Press, 1997. 85-117

1997

“Conceptualizing Families: Theoretical frameworks and Family research” in Maureen Baker (ed). Families: Changing Trends in Canada (3rd edition). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995. 35-52

1995

“Housework” in Ruth Roach Pierson and Marjorie Griffin Cohen. Canadian Women’s Issues, Volume 2: Bold Visions. Toronto: Lorimer, 1994. (reprinted from Canadian Dimension 12:7 [1978]: 35-38)

1994

[with Bonnie Fox] “Conceptualizing Family” in Bonnie Fox (ed) Family Patterns and Gender Bonds Toronto: Oxford University Press 1993; (2nd edition) ., 2000. Revised and updated (3rd edition) 2009. 3-20

1993

“Dreams and Dilemmas: Feminist Musings on ‘The Man Question’” in Tony Haddad (ed). Men and Masculinities: A Critical Anthology. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 1993. 347-374

1993

Family Obligations and Social Change by Janet Finch; Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late Twentieth Century America by Judith Stacey; The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild with Anne Machung; Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work by Majorie DeVault in Signs Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 19:1 (Autumn 1993): 260-264.

1993

with Heather Jon Maroney “Begetting Babies, Raising Children: The Politics of Parenting” in Jos Roberts and Jesse Vorst (eds). Socialism in Crisis? Canadian Perspectives Society for Socialist Studies. Winnipeg/Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1992. 161-198

1992

With Heather Jon Maroney “From Feminism and Political Economy to Feminist Political Economy” in Feminism and Political Economy: Women’s Work, Women’s Struggles. H.J. Maroney and M. Luxton (eds.) Toronto: Methuen, 1987. 5-28

1987

“Thinking about the Future” in Family Matters: Sociology and Contemporary Canadian Families. Anderson et al, Toronto: Methuen, 1987. 237-260

1987

“Time for Myself: Women and the Campaign for Shorter Hours” in Feminism and Political Economy: Women’s Work, Women’s Struggles. H.J. Maroney and M. Luxton (eds.) Toronto: Methue¬n, 1987. 167-178

1987

“Conceptualizing ‘Women’ in Anthropology and Sociology” in Knowledge Reconsidered: A Feminist Overview. CRIAW Papers. Ottawa, 1984.

1984

“From Ladies’ Auxiliary to Women’s Committees” in Linda Yanz (editor). Union Sisters. Women in the Labour Movement. Toronto: The Canadian Women’s Educational Press, 1982.

1982

“The Home: A Contested Terrain” in Maureen Fitzgerald, Connie Guberman and Margie Woolf (editors) Still Ain’t Satisfied: Canadian Feminism Today, Toronto: The Canadian Women’s Educational Press, 1982.

1982

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

On Feminism and the Labour Movement in Canada: A Response to Clawson, Dan. The Next Upsurge Labor and the New Social Movements. Ithica, New York: ILR Press, Cornell University Press, 2003 in Labor History 45 (3) 2004.

2004

with Sue Findlay “Is the Everyday World the Problematic? Reflections on Smith’s Method of Making Sense of Women’s Experience” Studies in Political Economy. 30 (January 1990): 183-196.

1990

Books

Publication
Year

With Mary Jane Mossman Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Fernwood Pulishing, Winnipeg, 2012. 168 p.

2012

Changing Families, New Understandings/Familles en evolution, nouvelles interpretations Contemporary Family Trends, The Vanier Institute of the Family/L’Institut Vanier de la Famille, Ottawa: June 2011 (39 pages). http://www.vifamily.ca/media/node/876/attachments/06-29-2011_VIF_CFT_changingfamilies_ENG.pdf or http://www.vifamily.ca/media/node/877/attachments/06-29-2011_VIF_TCF_familles-en-evolution_FRE.pdf

2011

With Susan Braedley (editors) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, April 2010.

2010

With Wendy Robbins, Margrit Eichler, Francine Descarriers Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship in Canada and Quebec , 1966-1976 Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press. 2008

2008

With Kate Bezanson (editors) Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2006

2006

With June Corman Getting By In Hard Times: Gendered Labour at Home and on the Job Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001

2001

Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices Halifax: Fernwood, 1997

1997

With June Corman, David Livingstone, Wally Seccombe Recasting Steel Labour: Stelco in the 1980s Toronto: Fernwood, 1993

1993

With H.J. Maroney: Feminism and Political Economy: Women's Work, Women's Struggles . Toronto: Methuen. 1987

1987

With H. Rosenberg: Through the Kitchen Window: The Politics of Home and Family. Toronto: Garamond. 1986
based on previously published articles with new introduction
second edition, revised and expanded, with H. Rosenbe­rg and S. Arat-Koc: Through the Kitchen Window: The Politics of Home and Family . Toronto: Garamond, 1990

1986

More Than a Labour of Love: Three Generations of Women's Work in the Home . Toronto: The Canadian Women's Educational Press, 1980.

Reprinted in 1984 with Postscript

Reprinted in 2009 with new Introduction as part of Feminist Classics series

Chapter Three reprinted in Bonnie Fox (ed) Family Patterns and Gender Bonds (^2nd edition) Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000; (3^rd edition) 2009.

Chapter Two reprinted in Roy T. Bowles (editor) Little Communities and Big Industries: Studies in the Social Impact of Canadian Resour­ce Extraction , Scarborough: Butter­worths, 1982

Excerpt from Chapter Four "Motherwork: More than a Labour of Love" in Canadian Women's Studies , vol. 2, No. l, 1980, pp. 31-35

Excerpts included in teaching units on Women in History for grades 7 and 8 curriculum, Elementary Teachers= Federation of Ontario, July 2000

1980

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

With Preston, Valerie, Ann H. Kim, Samantha Hudyma, Nancy Mandell, Meg Luxton, and Julia Hemphill “Gender, Race, and Immigration: Aging and Economic Security in Canada.” Canadian Review of Social Policy. forthcoming. 2013

2013

“Transphobia and Transactivism : Introduction. guest editor of a special issue of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal. 29:1 (Fall 2004): 3.

2004

“Never Done: The Challenge of Unpaid Work,” guest editor with Kate Bezanson and Katherine Side of a special issue of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal Spring. 28: 2 (May 2003).

2003

“Feminism as a Class Act: Working Class Feminism and the Women’s Movement in Canada” Labour/le Travail 48 (Fall 2001): 63-88.
• Reprinted in Prince, Althea and Susan Silva-Wayne (eds). Feminisms and Womanisms: A Women’s Studies Reader. Toronto: Women’s Press, 2004. 3-23.

2001

“Where Women’s Efforts Count: The 1996 Census Campaign” with Leah Vosko Studies in Political Economy. 56 (Summer 1998): 49-81.

1998

“Women, the United Nations and the Politics of Unpaid Work.” Women’s Studies International Forum. Special issue on “The Home.” 20:3 (1997): 431-439.

1997

With J. Corman “Getting to Work: The Women Back Into Stelco Campaign” Labour/Le Travail 28 (Fall 1991).

1991

With E. Reiter “Overemancipation? Liberation? Soviet Women in the Gorbachov Period” Studies in Political Economy 34 (Spring 1991).

1991

With Ester Reiter “The Women’s Movement and Public Policy: A Canadian Point of View.” Alternatives: An International Journal of Debate and Analysis. 1:1 (Fall 1991). 73-81

1991

With David Livingstone “Gender Ideologies at Work: Concepts of the Male Breadwinner and the Sex/Gender Division of Labour among Steelworkers and their spouses” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. 26:2 (May 1989). 240-275
• Reprinted in Jean Veevers (ed) Continuity and Change in Marriage and Family Forms: A Canadian Anthology. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1991.
• Reprinted in Lorne Tepperman and James Curtis (eds). Readings in Sociology: A Brief Introduction. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 1992.
• Reprinted in E.D. Nelson and B.W. Robinson (eds) Gender in the 1990s Images, Realities and Issues Toronto: Nelson Canada, 1995.
• Reprinted in D. Livingstone and M. Mangan (eds) Recast Dreams Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown Toronto: Garamond, 1996.

1989

“Soviet Women,” guest editor with E. Reiter, J. Hyer and S. Wilkinson of special issue of Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme Volume 10, no. 4, Winter 1989

1989

“Two Hands for the Clock: Changing Patterns in the Gendered Division of Labour in the Home” Studies in Political Economy. 12 (Fall 1983): 27-44.
• Reprinted in Bonnie Fox (ed) Sociology of the Family. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, Inc., 1988.
• Reprinted in Roberta Hamilton and Michele Barrett (eds.) The Politics of Diversity: Feminism, Marxism and Canadian Society. London: Verso, 1986.
• Reprinted in E. Salamon and B. Robinson (eds.) Doing What Comes Naturally? A Gender Roles Reader. Toronto: Methuen, 1987.
• Reprinted as “Patterns of Gendered Division of Labour in the Home” in J. Curtis, S. Gilbert, E. Grabb, N. Guppy (eds.) Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1988; reprinted second edition, by J. Curtis, E. Grabb and N. Guppy, 1992.
• Reprinted in Ian MacKay (ed) A Daunting Modernity: A Reader on Post-Conferderation Canada Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1993.
• Reprinted in Bettina Bradbury (ed) Canadian Family History Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1992.

1983

“Taking on the Double Day: Housewives as a Reserve Army of Labour” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal Special Issue on Domestic Labour (guest editors Pat Armstrong and Pat Connelly). 7:1 (Fall 1981): 12-21.
• Reprinted in Graham Lowe and Harvey Krahn (eds.) Work¬ing Canadians: A reader in the Sociology of Work and Industry, Toronto: Methuen, 1984.
• Reprinted in James Curtis and Lorne Tepperman (eds) Images of Canada: The Sociological Tradition Scar¬borough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1989.

1981

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Reanimating Socialist feminism: Denying Co-optation, Challenging Amnesia” with Joan Sangster Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier, University, Kitchener/Waterloo, June 2012

2012

“Why Not Care?: Conceptual Alternatives and the Usefulness of Social Reproduction” Canadian Sociological Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier, University, Kitchener/Waterloo, June 2012

2012

“Counting Women’s Unpaid Work: Canada’s Obligations, Women’s Options” Budgeting for Women’s Human Rights Workshop, University of Winnipeg, 2 November 2011

2011

“Qualitative Research and In-depth Interviews: Learning to Listen” Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, June 2011.

2011

“Social Reproduction: Theorising the Politics of Everyday Life” Keynote address to start a two day workshop, Departments of Sociology and Political Science, Faculty of Humanities, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 10 November 2011

2011

“The Women’s Movement, Women’s Studies and Challenges of Neoliberalism” Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, May 2011.

2011

“Competing Philosophies: Neoliberalism and its Challengers” with Susan Braedley, Canadian Socialist Studies Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montreal, June 2010.

2010

“Gender, Work and Community Well-Being” Department of Sociology, Brock University, March 2010

2010

“The 1960s and the Women’s Liberation Movement: Challenging Neoliberalism in the 2010s” Plenary Session, Two Days of Canada Conference: The Sixties, Canadian Style, Brock University, 4-5 November 2010

2010

“The Census Debates and Women’s Unpaid Work” Department of Women’s Studies, Trent University, September 2010

2010

“The Impact of Neoliberalism on Informal Interpersonal Care” Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 18 January 2010

2010

“Women’s Equality, Families and the Politics of Research” Sociological Research and Women’s Equality in Canada Forty Years After the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and 25 years after the Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, Canadian Sociological Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montreal, June 2010.

2010

“Flexible Jugglers and Impossible Balances: Family-Friendly Policies in the Workplace” Conference on Whose Flexibility? Families, Firms, Governments and Conflicting Agendas, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph, October 2009

2009

“The Economic Security of Immigrant Seniors: Framing the Questions”. Kim, Ann H., Meg Luxton, Nancy Mandell, Valerie Preston, Karen Robson and Julia Hemphill. 11th National Metropolis Conference. Calgary, AB. March 21 2009.

2009

“Beyond the Sustainable Household: Gender and Economic Development” UNDP Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Geneva Switzerland, 14 February 2008

2008

“Social Reproduction: Theory and Politics” Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, January 12, 2006

2006

“The Politics of Informal Caregiving: Households respond to State Downloading” School of Social Sciences Research Seminar Series, York University, March 23, 2006

2006

“From Oppression and Liberation to Gender Equality: Feminist Political Economy and the Politics of Social Reproduction” Women’s Worlds 2005, 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June 2005

2005

“Dreams and Dilemmas: Women’s Studies and the Politics of Knowledge” Keynote Address, 25th Anniversary of Women’s Studies at Guelph, Guelph University, 20 September 2004

2004

“In Search of Community: The Role of Informal Networks in Social Reproduction” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 2004

2004

“Not Such a Heartless City: Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Informal Health Care Provision” Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 21 April 2004

2004

“Women’s Studies as an Intellectual and Political Project” Conference on Social Justice, Social Movements, and Universities: Past, Present, and Future, St. Catharines, Brock University, November 6, 2004

2004

“Every Mother is a Working Mother: Feminism and the Politics of Motherwork” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2003

2003

“Gender and National Academic Cultures in International and Interdisciplinary Comparison” Keynote Address, Gender and National Academic Cultures in International and Interdisciplinary Comparison Conference, The Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 5 April 2003

2003

“Mothering and Work/ Mothering as Work” Keynote Address, Mothering and Work/ Mothering as Work Conference, The Association for Research on Mothering, York University, 3 May 2003

2003

“Rethinking Social Reproduction” worskshop, funded by a special initiative grant, SSHRC, March 2003

2003

“Family Responsibilities: The politics of love and care” presented at the 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on women, Women’s Worlds, 2002, Kampala, Uganda, July 21-26, 2002

2002

[with June Corman] “Pragmatic Visions: Challenging Discourses of Despair” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Toronto, June 2002

2002

“Women Into Steel” Gender and the Labour Movement: Past and Present, Canadian Committee on Labour History, 26 May 2002

2002

“Women into Steel” Gender and the Labour Movement, Past and Present, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Hamilton, Ontario, 26 May 2002

2002

“Family Responsibilities: The Politics of Love and Care”, University of Saskatchewan, 32nd Annual Sorokin Lecture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2001

2001

[with Ester Reiter] “Feminism as a Class Act” Graduate Programme in Sociology, York University, 26 February 2001

2001

“Caregiving Research and the Policy Implications” Conference on Woman’s Work is Never Done - Can Policy Value Caregiving? Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 10 March 2000

2000

[with June Corman] “Pragmatic Visions: Challenging Discourses of Despair” Conference on AFeminist Utopias: Redefining our Projects@ Institute for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, New College, University of Toronto, November 9 11 2000.
Also presented at the Canadian Women”s Studies Association meetings, The Congress, Quebec City, May 2001

2000

“International Initiatives to Include Unpaid Work in the National System of Accounts” Conference on Regions of Work, Changing Labour Processes and Forms of Enterprise In Different Regional Settings, Centre for International studies, University of Toronto, April 3-4, 1998

1998

“Creating Nostalgia for a Hot Breakfast: Canadian Neoliberal Political Economy and the Re-Subordination of Women” Canadian Studies Program, University of California at Berkeley, April, 1997

1997

“Professional Development: Conferencing and Publishing in Women’s Studies” Graduate Programme in Women’s Studies, Programme Seminar Series, January 1997

1997

“Feminism and Families: The Challenge of Neo-Conservatism” Labour Studies Programme, McMaster University, January 1996

1996

“Feminism and Political Economy: Flirting with an Obsolete Master Narrative or Developing Innovative “Post-post” Theory?” Faculty/Student Colloquium, Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought, March 1996

1996

“Measuring and Valuing Unpaid Work in an International Context” Roundtable on The Recognition and Valuation of Unpaid Work, Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Toronto, February 1996

1996

panel discussion Exploring Work in the Home: Who Does What? and workshop “Reconsidering the Canadian census” Counting Women in: New Ways of thinking about Work Conference, Glendon College April 1995

1995

“The UN, Women, and Households: Measuring and Valuing Unpaid Work” Conference on Gender Perspectives on Household Issues, The University of Reading, Reading, England, April 1995

1995

“Changing Patterns of Work/Family Time Allocation” Association for the Social Studies of Time, Devon England July 1994

1994

“Feminism and Political Economy: Challenging the Paradigm” Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Calgary, Alberta, June 1994

1994

Help Wanted: Toronto’s Changing Job Market conference workshop- “what do jobs look like?” The Workers Information and Action Centre of Toronto, November 1994

1994

“Motherhood as a Class Act” Conference on Empowering People in Families: Children, Family Life and Society into the 21st Century, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England July 1994

1994

“Motherhood as a Class Act” Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Calgary, Alberta, June 1994

1994

with Ester Reiter “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...Canadian Women’s Experience of Work and Family, 1980-1993” Seminar on Gender, Citizenship and the Labour Market: The Canadian and Australian Welfare States, Social Policy Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, June 1993

1993

“Feminism and ‘The Man Question’ ” Sociology Seminar, Wollongong University, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, June 1993

1993

“Feminist Movements in Hard Times” Canadian Political Economy in “Hard Times” sponsored by Studies in Political Economy, University of Toronto, January 1993

1993

“The Future of Women’s Work Campaign: Canadian Feminist Responses to International Restructuring” Fifth International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, February 1993

1993

“A Catalyst for Growth: Education as Empowerment” Teaching Adults: Atkinson College and Part-Time Education, York University, April 29, 1992

1992

“Examining the “Men’s Movement”: Men’s Role in Anti-Sexism Work and Accountability to the Women’s Movement” Ryerson College, Toronto, May 13, 1992

1992

“Mary Wollstonecraft: Precursor of Contemporary Feminist Theorists” Celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft Conference, Graduate Programme in Women’s Studies, York University, October 24, 1992

1992

“Men’s Silence: Complicity in the Backlash Against Feminism@ Trent University Symposium, October 1992

1992

“Mothers at Work: The Impact of Changing Employment Patterns on Mothers’ Care Giving Activities” with June Corman Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, June 1992

1992

“Class and Gender in Retrospective Interviewing,” Current Issues in Oral History Research Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 1991

1991

“Dreams and Dilemmas: Feminism and the Man Question” Trent University, December 1991

1991

“Gender Politics at Work” CRIAW/ICREF Conference, Edmonton, November, 1991

1991

“Women’s Studies and Feminist Politics,” Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 1991

1991

“Begetting Babies, Raising Children: The Politics of Parenting” with H.J. Maroney Sociology and Anthropology Meetings, Learned Societies, Victoria, BC, May 1990

1990

“Facing the Challenges of the 90s” The Woman of the 90s Conference, Revenue Canada, District Office, Thunder Bay, Ontario, March, 1990

1990

“From ‘Women’s Concern’ to Social Crisis: The Challenge of Work and Family” Department of Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, April 1990

1990

“Housewives and Feminism: The Challenge of REAL Women and the Politics of the Women’s Movement” Moving Forward: Creating a Feminist Agenda for the 1990s Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, June 1990

1990

“Women in the Soviet Union in the Era of Glasnost” Back In the U.S.S.R. Colloquium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, January, 1990

1990

“Women Work and Family,” Emerging Issues Conference, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Toronto, 1990

1990

“A History of Women’s Work” Employment Equity Conference, Canadian Employment and Immigration Union, Toronto, October, 1989

1989

with E. Reiter “Glasnost and Soviet Women,” Annual Meeting, Organized Working Women, Toronto, September, 1989

1989

“Twenty-four Hours a Day: Women, Work and Families in ‘Steeltown’ Ontario,” Department of Sociology and the Women’s Studies Program, Trent University, January, 1989

1989

“The Canadian Women’s Movement” The Women’s Committee, The Socialist Party of Greece, Athens, Greece, May 1988

1988

“Theories of Family and the Sex/Gender Division of Labour” Bristol Women’s Studies Group, Bristol, England, June 1988

1988

“Women and Development: Issues for Research” and “Gender Relations Among the !Kung San of Northwestern Botswana” CUSO Co-operants Conference, Maputu, Mozambique, September, 1987

1987

“Building Women’s Studies Programmes: undergraduate and graduate” with S. Wilkinson, Department of Sociology, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, April, 1987

1987

“Canadian Sociology of Sex and Gender” Department of Sociology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, May, 1987

1987

“Current Developments in Feminist Theory” Women’s Studies Conference, Helskinki, Finland, April, 1987

1987

“The Canadian Women’s Movement” Women’s Studies Group, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, May, 1987

1987

“Women, Work and Family in Steeltown” Department of Sociology, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, May 1987

1987

“Families of the Future” Ontario Association of Geographers annual meeting. Toronto, Ontario, October 1986

1986

“Paid and Unpaid Work” Fifth-fifth Annual Couchiching Conference The Future of Work: The effects of changes in the nature of employment on the quality of our lives. Geneva Park, Ontario, August 1986

1986

“Women Back into Stelco: Challenging the Division of Labour” Sixth Conference on Workers and their communities. Ottawa, Ontario, May 1986

1986

“Housewives in the Canadian Economy” Keynote Address, National Action Committee on the Status of Women annual meeting, Ottawa, May 1985

1985

“Redistributing Work and Leisure” Conference on Alternative Paths to Jobs, development, Equality and Peace, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Toronto, Ontario, March 1984

1984

“Studying Gender in Canada” The OISE Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Workgroup, Ontario Institute for Studies in Educa¬tion, Toronto, October 1984

1984

“Women’s Work and the Ideal of the Male Breadwinner” Keynote speaker at the opening of the Women’s Studies Data Bank, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, March 1984

1984

“Changing Patterns of the Sex/Gender Division of Labour” Visiting Professor, Canadian Studies and Women’s Studies Pro¬grammes, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland (sponsored by the Association for Canadian Studies) March 1983

1983

“Conceptualizing “Women” in Anthropology and Sociology” Keynote speaker, Canadian Research Institute of the Advancement of Women, annual conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 1983

1983

“Married Women’s Work and Leisure”, Conference on Gender, Leisure, and Cultural Production, Kingston, Ontario, 1983

1983

“Steelworkers Families: Workplace, Family Household and Community in Hamilton, Ontario” Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, March 1983

1983

“The Politics of the Family in the 1980s” Principal’s Guest Lecturer for National Universities Week, King’s College, Univer¬sity of Western Ontario, London, October 1983

1983

“The Sex/Gender Division of Labour in the Home” Visiting Lecturer, Departments of Anthropology and Part-time and Continuing Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, March 1983

1983

“The Sociology of Family: Untangling the Paradigms,” Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Win¬nipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 1983

1983

“Women’s Place” Small Town in Modern Times Conference, Canadian Studies Programme, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, January 1983

1983

“Women, Work and Family: Recent Theories”, Annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., June 1983

1983

“Changing Patterns in the Sexual Division of Labour in the Household” Departments of Sociology and Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 1982

1982

“Changing Patterns in the Sexual Division of Labour in the Household: annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthro¬pology Association, Universite d’Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 1982

1982

“The Beginnings of the Tourist Industry in Northwestern Ontario: Sports Fishing on the Nipigon River as a Case Study” with Paul Campbell Fifth Canadian Symposium on the History of Sport and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, 1982

1982

“Uncovering Cultural Forms in Women’s Experience of Domestic Labour” Ethnography Workshop Series, Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Summer Institute, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, July 1982

1982

“Women, Work and Family” St. Thomas University Guest Lecturers Series, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, February 1982 Also presented to the Women’s Studies Programme, Innis College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, January 1982

1982

“Social Classes and the Disintegrating City” Halton-McMaster Conference on Canadian Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, February, 1981

1981

“Taking on the Double Day: Housewives as a Reserve Army of Labour” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 1981

1981

“The Politics of Domestic Labour” Women, Power and Consciousness Conference, New College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, November 1981

1981

“Understanding Families” Conference on the Sexual Abuse of Children, The Rape Crisis Centre and The Women’s Centre of Hamilton-Wentworth, Hamilton, April, 1981

1981

“Women and Attitudes toward Money” CJRT.FM Open College Radio, course on Women and Money, September, 1981

1981

“Women and Work” Hamilton Women’s Services Central Training Committee, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, March, 1981

1981

“Women at Home, At Work, and in the Trade Unions” Conference on Labour and The Crisis in the Economy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March, 1981

1981

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Feminist perspectives on Social Inclusion and Children’s Well-Being. Toronto: Laidlaw Foundation. Spring 2002. 24p.

2002

“Family Responsibilities: The Politics of Love and Care” University of Saskatchewan, 32nd Annual Sorokin Lecture. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, 2001. 19p.

2001

with Ester Reiter “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...Canadian Women’s Experience of Work and Family, 1980-1993” Discussion Papers, Social Policy Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, No. July 1993.

1993

with Bonnie Fox “Conceptualizing “Family” for The Demographic Review Secretariat, Ministry of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa, Canada, August 1991.

1991


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