Feminist Outlooks on Canada: Opening Up Circles
In this issue, we discuss women and feminism, circles to be opened and fields invested. First step: equip ourselves. Keeping in mind the figure of the Boys’ Clubs, these circles “where men are hierarchically superior to women”, we must identify and understand how they work to support and maintain male domination. Second step: Investigate a concrete case. The information technology sector: is it a Boys’ Club, in Canada and in Quebec? To what extent is the under-representation of women in IT a problem and how can it be remedied? Third step: re-equip ourselves and read the research in feminist studies.
The Boys’ Club or how the power belongs to men together
It is not only by being present that men gain power, it also depends on how they organize themselves into clubs and circles or around a table, an icon, an ideal… As a manifestation of networking, the Boys’ Club clearly accounts for the dynamics of confiscation and the manufacture of power by man (the universal man, i.e. white and heterosexual). We must now identify the clubs and imagine how to reconfigure them.
Filling the Digital Gap: A Step to Bridge the Gender Divide
From Women’s History Month to the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child, October is a month dedicated to the recognition and celebration of women—their achievements and progress towards equality on all fronts. When it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), though, that progress has been slow and as a country, we must continue to push forward or we risk falling further behind.
Quebec Women in IT: Is the Situation Different?
Women face particular obstacles when it comes to fair treatment and career opportunities in Information Technology, just as they do in other male-dominated fields. Yet there is hope but a lot of efforts has to be made as well to recruit and retain women in IT. First of all, we must understand why they remain an “under-exploited” talent pool in IT in Quebec and elsewhere.
- Journal Portrait
Recherches féministes Journal: Thinking and Acting The Feminism
After thirty years and sixty issues, Recherches féministes is better established and more legitimate than ever in the world of scientific publications. It has reached a point where we often forget the challenges faced by the journal upon its foundation in 1988. Results of a meeting with a journal whose history and struggles are also those of feminist studies and their recognition.
Focus on the journals
Recherches féministes addresses all readers interested in the changes in the social relationships between the sexes and the production of knowledge. A source of essential information on feminist teaching, research and action, the journal publishes articles, research and action notes, book summaries, bibliographies and common-theme articles concerning the major debates involving the feminist movement. It is published twice a year (summer and winter), three out of four issues are theme-based and non-theme articles are occasionally included.
Labour / Le Travail is the official, semi-annual publication of the Canadian Committee on Labour History. Since it began publishing in 1976, it has carried many important articles in the field of working-class history, industrial sociology, labour economics, and labour relations. Although primarily interested in a historical perspective on Canadian workers, the journal is interdisciplinary in scope. In addition to articles, the journal features documents, conference reports, an annual bibliography of materials in Canadian labour studies, review essays, and reviews.
RI/IR is a bilingual publication whose mission it is to be the foremost site in Canada for the publication of high calibre research papers from both established and new researchers in the industrial relations field. At the same time, the Journal serves as an international forum for contributions and research debates for both Canadian and international researchers. The Journal’s mission includes the promotion of a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach as applied to the study of work and employment, the major fields involved in industrial relations, which traditionally includes human resource management, public policies and labour relations.
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale, formerly Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'etudes sur les femmes is a scholarly research journal devoted to critical work in a variety of formats that reflects current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies. It incorporates a diversity of feminist, anti-racist and critical identity, intersectional, transnational, and cultural studies approaches to a wide range of contemporary issues, topics, and knowledges. Atlantis is dedicated to the ongoing growth of knowledge in the field of Women's and Gender Studies, as well as to critical reflections on the field itself.
Publishing since 1972, Resources for Feminist Research / Documentation sur la recherche féministe (RFR/DRF) is one of North America’s first academic feminist journals. RFR/DRF is an academic journal of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and research. The journal’s objectives are to disseminate research findings and critical analyses addressing a broad range of issues relevant to feminist theory, research and activism, and to provide a forum for communication for feminist scholars and activists nationally and internationally.