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Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Carol Williams

Abstract

This book creates a transnational and comparative dialogue on the history of the productive and reproductive lives and circumstances of Indigenous women from the late nineteenth century to the present in the United States, Australia, New Zealand/Aotearoa, and Canada. Surveying the spectrum of Indigenous women's lives and circumstances as workers, both waged and unwaged, the chapters offer varied perspectives on the ways that women's work has contributed to the survival of communities in the face of ongoing tensions between assimilation and colonization. They also interpret how individual natio ... More

Keywords: indigenous women, women's work, assimilation, colonization, female workers, Native American women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037153
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Williams, editor
University of Lethbridge

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