Thursday, December 15, 2005
Congratulations to former CRC postodoctoral fellow Myra Rutherdale, assistant professor at York University since 2004, who has just published Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past (UBC Press, 2005), which she co-edited with Katie Pickles. Contact Zones locates Canadian women’s history within colonial and imperial systems. As both colonizer and colonized, women were uniquely positioned at the axis of the colonial encounter -- the so-called "contact zone" -- between Aboriginals and newcomers. It ultimately was an embodied experience. What bodies belonged inside the nation, who were outsiders, and who transgressed the rules -- these questions are at the heart of this provocative book. Contributors include Jean Barman, Robin Jarvis Brownlie, Sarah Carter, Jo-Anne Fiske, Carole Gerson, Cecilia Morgan, Dianne Newell, Adele Perry, Joan I. Sangster, & Veronica Strong-Boag. Click here to learn more.
Posted by Gordon DesBrisay at 11:24 AM