The feminine gaze : a Canadian compendium of non-fiction women authors and their books, 1836-1945 /
Anne Innis Dagg.
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Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001.
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viii, 346 p.
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0889203555 :
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Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001.
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0889203555 :
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4554531
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-02-01:
Dagg's volume has more long-term than short-term potential: a worthy volume, it will grow in value as time passes. The subtitle tells the story of this annotated biobibliography of 476 women, mostly Canadian, who wrote nonfiction in the early years of Canada's development. Writers of fiction (e.g., Lucy Maud Montgomery) are included if they also produced nonfiction, and non-Canadians such as Isabella Lucy Bird are listed for their works about Canadian topics, but due to time constraints, the author confesses, only anglophone women could be included. The introduction provides a particularly useful background. The arrangement of the entries is alphabetical, with each entry containing a brief bibliography of works both by and about the subject. This main section is followed by three marginally useful appendixes, a general bibliography, and an index. The index is not so thorough as one would like; for example, geographical cross-references are minimal. A chronological listing of entrants by date of birth might have been a useful addition. Recommended for larger libraries and research collections. M. M. Bohn University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Main Description
Many Canadian women fiction writers have become justifiably famous. But what about women who have written non-fiction?When Anne Innis Dagg set out on a personal quest to make such non-fiction authors better known, she expected to find just a few dozen. To her delight, she unearthed 473 writers who have produced over 674 books.These women describe not only their country and its inhabitants, but a remarkable variety of other subjects: from the story of transportation to the legacy of Canadian missionary activity around the world. While most of the writers lived in what is now Canada, other authors were British or American travellers who visited Canada throughout the years and reported on what they found here.This compendium has brief biographies of all these women, short descriptions of their books, and a comprehensive index of their books' subject matters.The Feminine Gaze: A Canadian Compendium of Non-Fiction Women Authors and Their Books, 1836-1945will be an invaluable research tool for women's studies and for all who wish to supplement the male gaze on Canada's past.
Main Description
Many Canadian women fiction writers have become justifiably famous. But what about women who have written non-fiction? When Anne Innis Dagg set out on a personal quest to make such non-fiction authors better known, she expected to find just a few dozen. To her delight, she unearthed 473 writers who have produced over 674 books. These women describe not only their country and its inhabitants, but a remarkable variety of other subjects: from the story of transportation to the legacy of Canadian missionary activity around the world. While most of the writers lived in what is now Canada, other authors were British or American travellers who visited Canada throughout the years and reported on what they found here. This compendium has brief biographies of all these women, short descriptions of their books, and a comprehensive index of their books' subject matters. The Feminine Gaze: A Canadian Compendium of Non-Fiction Women Authors and Their Books, 1836-1945will be an invaluable research tool for women's studies and for all who wish to supplement the male gaze on Canada's past.
Main Description
Many Canadian women fiction writers have become justifiably famous. But what about women who have written non-fiction? When Anne Innis Dagg set out on a personal quest to make such non-fiction authors better known, she expected to find just a few dozen. To her delight, she unearthed 473 writers who have produced over 674 books. These women describe not only their country and its inhabitants, but a remarkable variety of other subjects: from the story of transportation to the legacy of Canadian missionary activity around the world. While most of the writers lived in what is now Canada, other authors were British or American travellers who visited Canada throughout the years and reported on what they found here. This compendium has brief biographies of all these women, short descriptions of their books, and a comprehensive index of their books' subject matters. The Feminine Gaze: A Canadian Compendium of Non-Fiction Women Authors and Their Books, 1836-1945 will be an invaluable research tool for women's studies and for all who wish to supplement the male gaze on Canada's past.
Main Description
Many Canadian women fiction writers have become justifiably famous. But what about women who have written non-fiction? When Anne Innis Dagg set out on a personal quest to make such non-fiction authors better known, she expected to find just a few dozen. To her delight, she unearthed 473 writers who have produced over 674 books. These women describe not only their country and its inhabitants, but a remarkable variety of other subjects: from the story of transportation to the legacy of Canadian missionary activity around the world. While most of the writers lived in what is now Canada, other authors were British or American travellers who visited Canada throughout the years and reported on what they found here. This compendium has brief biographies of all these women, short descriptions of their books, and a comprehensive index of their books' subject matters.
Long Description
A compendium of non-fiction Canadian women authors and their books, including brief biographies of the women, short descriptions of their books, and a comprehensive index of their books' subject matters.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Feminine Gazep. 21
Authors Who Received Honorary Degrees from Canadian Universitiesp. 323
Authors Who Were Scholars and Medical Workersp. 325
Publishing and Support of Authorsp. 328
General Bibliographyp. 333
Indexp. 337
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