Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women's History

Edited by Sarah Carter and Lesley Erickson and Patricia Roome and Char Smith and Kristin Burnett and Christine Georgina Bye and Sarah Carter and Mary Leah De Zwart and Lesley A. Erickson and Cheryl Foggo and Nadine I. Kozak and Siri Louie and Graham A. Ma

© 2005

The traditional mythology of the West is dominated by male images: the fur trader, the Mountie, the missionary, the miner, the cowboy, the politician, the Chief. Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West claims to re-examine the West through women's eyes. It draws together contributions from researchers, scholars, and academic and community activists, and seeks to create dialogue across geographic, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries. Ranging from scholarly essays to poetry, these pieces offer the reader a sample of some of today's most innovative approaches to western Canadian women's history; several of the themes that run throughout the volume have only recently been critically addressed. By rewriting the West from the perspective of women, the contributors complicate traditional narratives of the region's past by contesting historical generalizations, thus transcending the myths and "frontier" legacies that emerged out of imperial and masculine priorities and perspectives. With Contributions by: Kristin Burnett Cristine Georgina Bye Sarah Carter Mary Leah De Zwart Lesley A. Erickson Cheryl Foggo Nadine I. Kozak Siri Louie Graham A. Macdonald Florence Melchior Patricia A. Roome Eliane Leslau Silverman Olive Stickney Aritha Van Herk Muriel Stanley Venne Cora J. Voyageur
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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women's History

Edited by Sarah Carter and Lesley Erickson and Patricia Roome and Char Smith and Kristin Burnett and Christine Georgina Bye and Sarah Carter and Mary Leah De Zwart and Lesley A. Erickson and Cheryl Foggo and Nadine I. Kozak and Siri Louie and Graham A. Ma

© 2005

The traditional mythology of the West is dominated by male images: the fur trader, the Mountie, the missionary, the miner, the cowboy, the politician, the Chief. Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West claims to re-examine the West through women's eyes. It draws together contributions from researchers, scholars, and academic and community activists, and seeks to create dialogue across geographic, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries. Ranging from scholarly essays to poetry, these pieces offer the reader a sample of some of today's most innovative approaches to western Canadian women's history; several of the themes that run throughout the volume have only recently been critically addressed. By rewriting the West from the perspective of women, the contributors complicate traditional narratives of the region's past by contesting historical generalizations, thus transcending the myths and "frontier" legacies that emerged out of imperial and masculine priorities and perspectives. With Contributions by: Kristin Burnett Cristine Georgina Bye Sarah Carter Mary Leah De Zwart Lesley A. Erickson Cheryl Foggo Nadine I. Kozak Siri Louie Graham A. Macdonald Florence Melchior Patricia A. Roome Eliane Leslau Silverman Olive Stickney Aritha Van Herk Muriel Stanley Venne Cora J. Voyageur
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Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Sarah Carter is the Henry Marshall Tory Chair Professor of History at the University of Alberta. She has written extensively in the areas of women's, aboriginal, and Western history.|
Lesley Erickson holds a doctorate in history from the University of Calgary. Her research interests include women?s and gender history, western Canadian history, and the history of crime and punishment.|
Patricia Roome is a member of the Humanities Department at Mount Royal University, where she teaches history and women's studies.