Racialized Migrant Women in Canada: Essays on Health, Violence and Equity

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University of Toronto Press, 2009 - Social Science - 329 pages
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Despite legislative guarantees of equality, immigrant women in Canada often experience many forms of prejudice in their everyday lives. Racialized Migrant Women in Canada delves into the public and private spheres of several distinct communities in order to expose the underlying inequalities within Canada's economic, social, legal, and political systems that frequently result in the denial of basic rights to migrant women.

Using interdisciplinary approaches drawn from the areas of sociology, law, health studies, and political science, the essays in this volume cover diverse topics such as the social construction of Muslim women, access to health care, and violence against women. The contributors base their work not only in cities with large immigrant populations but also in areas less densely populated with immigrants, revealing regional disparities in regard to economic opportunity and social services.

  

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Contents

IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND VIOLENCE
37
Violence in Immigrant Families in Halifax
70
IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND HEALTH
95
PolicyMaking Health and Migrant
137
Exploring Social Capital among Women in the Context
187
IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND EQUITY
205
Migrant Muslim Womens Interests and the Case of Sharia
233
Challenging Gendered and EthnoRacial Assumptions
295
Conclusion
317
Contributors
323
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About the author (2009)

Vijay Agnew is a professor in the Division of Social Science at York University, and was the director of the Center for Feminist Research from 2001 to 2006.

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