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Decent Work for Domestic Workers Vol 23:1 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law – now online

Guest editor Prof. Adelle Blackett of McGill introduces the volume, writing:

Feminist engagement with these intersections of class, race, nationality, and
gender through research and activism over the rights of domestic workers has
been significant. Scholars and activists have insisted upon the role of the state,
both in constructing domestic workers’ oppression and in perpetuating it through the absence of state law.  They have also challenged state paternalism in the construction of “vulnerability” that needs to be regulated.

Yet the literature on labour regulatory strategies to assist in the transformation of the domestic work relationship is only recently starting to emerge, in large measure because of a long-awaited initiative to develop an international labour standard on “decent work for domestic workers.”(link to source – references omitted)

The volume covers the globe in two ways, with articles looking at Sweden, Ghana, and other jurisdictions, but also through articles like Judy Fudge’s (UVic)  exploration of “global care chains” and the challenges that jurisdictional issues pose to regulation to make this critically important work also “decent” work. All this plus book reviews too!  Here’s a full description of the articles in this volume, accessible to all.  The other links in this post are to the U of T press site – Hein Online doesn’t yet have this volume up.  My institution (York University) has a subscription to the U of T press Journals, granting me access. Otherwise, it should be going up on Hein very soon.

CFP (March 2012): White Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in the Canadian Context

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND THE LAW IN HONOUR OF PATRICIA MONTURE

The Canadian Journal of Women and Law (CJWL) is seeking submissions for a special issue 25(1) to be published in Spring 2013.

White Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in the Canadian Context

Guest edited by Sherene Razack

Some time ago Patricia Monture told us that in her thinking equality was not a high enough goal. A feminism that failed to recognize the destructiveness of settler colonialism and to work towards Indigenous sovereignty and well-being was too small a feminism for Patricia. This issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law is dedicated to Patricia Monture, a courageous scholar who led the way for so many of us over the last two decades. To honour her, we invite contributions on white settler colonialism. This issue seeks to profile the work of Indigenous scholars and scholars of colour. In keeping with Patricia Monture’s own contributions, we are especially interested in receiving articles that offer a feminist, anti-racist reading of Canadian settler colonialism in the areas of criminal justice, Aboriginal youth, education, and economic empowerment.

 

The deadline for submitting articles for this special issue is March 1, 2012. Submissions should be no more than 35 pages (10,000 words), should conform to the Style Guide available on our website: http://www.utpjournals.com/cjwl/cjwl.html and should include an abstract.

 

Please send your articles in Word format to:

Debra Parkes

English Language Co-Editor

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Robson Hall

224 Dysart Road

Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2

Tel: 204-474-9776   Fax: 204-480-1084

Email: cjwl@cc.umanitoba.ca

 

 

 

 

 

NUMÉRO SPÉCIAL DE LA REVUE FEMMES ET DROIT

EN L’HONNEUR DE PATRICIA MONTURE

 

Appel de textes

 

Colonialisme de peuplement blanc et indigénéité en contexte canadien

 

Avec la collaboration spéciale de Sherene Razack

 

La Revue Femmes et Droit (RFD) sollicite des textes pour publication dans son numéro spécial, volume 25(1), à paraître au printemps 2013.

 

Patricia Monture nous a dit un jour qu’à son avis, l’égalité n’était pas un objectif suffisamment élevé. Un féminisme qui n’avait pas su reconnaître le caractère destructif du colonialisme de peuplement ni poursuivre la souveraineté et le bien-être autochtones relevait d’un féminisme trop petit pour Patricia. Ce numéro de la Revue Femmes et Droit sera consacré à Patricia Monture, universitaire courageuse qui a ouvert le chemin à de nombreuses femmes au cours des deux dernières décennies. Pour l’honorer, nous invitons les contributions sur le colonialisme de peuplement blanc. Ce numéro brossera un portrait du travail des universitaires amérindiennes et des universitaires de couleur. Dans la foulée des contributions de Patricia Monture, nous désirons particulièrement recevoir des articles qui jettent un regard féministe et antiraciste sur le colonialisme de peuplement canadien dans les domaines de la justice pénale, des jeunes autochtones, de l’éducation et du renforcement économique.

 

La date limite de soumission pour ce numéro spécial est le 1er mars 2012. Les textes devraient respecter le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique, ne pas dépasser 35 pages (10 000 mots) et comprendre un résumé.

 

Veuillez envoyer vos textes en format Word à :

 

Louise Langevin

Corédactrice francophone

Revue Femmes et Droit

Faculté de droit, Université Laval

Québec, Qc

Louise.langevin@fd.ulaval.ca

 

 

Ten Years after Jane Doe: Vol 22(2) of the CJWL now out

Well – it’s a lot more than 10 years, isn’t it? Depends how you count.  It is about 15.5 years since the events which led to the lawsuit. The court decision came down July  3, 1998.   Jane Doe published her own account (excellent, and well received) in 2004.  In 2009, Prof. Liz Sheehy, from Ottawa U  held a very successful conference “Sexual Assault law, practice and activism in a post-Jane Doe era“.  One of three publications coming out of that conference is the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law now in print!   Table of contents here.

CF proposals: (new) Deadline November 30 IFLS/CJWL Jr. Scholars Workshop – Join us Next Summer in Toronto

You should apply – or you know someone who should  This paper workshop is open to pre tenure faculty and advanced doctoral students.  And we’ve made it easy to apply!  Printable flyer here.

Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies & Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

Early Career Feminist Workshop

Call For Participation

The Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and Canadian Journal of Women and the Law are pleased to invite participation in an Early Career Feminist Workshop to be held June 17, 2011 in Toronto.   Through this event, the IFLS and CJWL aim to provide a venue for feminist colleagues to come together and exchange ideas, and to create a unique mentorship opportunity which will encourage early career academics in the production of excellent scholarly work suitable for publication in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

Eligibility

The workshop is open to pre-tenure scholars who are currently teaching in a Canadian university, whose research and writing engages with law (and society) and who bring feminist perspectives to bear on their work.

We welcome proposals from scholars working in law schools, law and society programs, sociology or criminology departments, and any other areas of the academy where law and feminism are being explored in a critical and rigorous way.

If your paper proposal is selected, you will be required to provide the paper by April 15 2011.  Each paper/scholar will be matched with a senior expert in the field.  This expert will lead our workshop conversation about the paper.

NEW Deadline: NOVEMBER 30TH, 2010

To apply, please email pdf copies of:

1.       paper proposal in English or French (maximum 500 words); and

2.       curriculum vitae

to Lielle Gonsalves <lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca> by October 31, 2010.    The re: line should read “Application for IFLS CJWL early career workshop”.   Participants will be selected by a joint committee of the IFLS/CJWL in December, 2010.

Workshop Details

Date:                      June 17 2011

NB: the date of this workshop does not conflict with:

Congress 2011 of Social Sciences and the Humanities in Moncton NB (May 28-June 5); The LSA meetings (June 2-5, San Francisco); or the Women’s Worlds conference being held in Ottawa (3-7 July 2011)

Location                 Toronto – Glendon Campus of York University (Osgoode will be under renovation)

At this one day workshop, we will be discussing six (6) papers, with time included for other conversation and socializing with the other participants in the workshop.  Breakfast, lunch, and a celebratory dinner will be provided to participants.  Accommodation for one night for those travelling to Toronto will be provided.  We will cover travel costs within Canada.

Questions?

Please contact                      Sonia Lawrence

Director, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies & Case Comments Editor, CJWL

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall 416 736 5562 slawrence@osgoode.yorku.ca

In addition…

The Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies is planning a workshop on teaching feminism in the legal academy, to be held on June 16, 2011 – the day before this Early Career Feminist Workshop.  Stay tuned to http://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca) on this event.  Those attending the EARLY CAREER FEMINIST WORKSHOP will be encouraged to consider attending both events.

Printable flyer here: IFLS CJWL CFParticipationnew

Call For Papers: IFLS/CJWL Early Career Feminist Paper Workshop

The Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and Canadian Journal of Women and the Law are pleased to invite participation in an Early Career Feminist Workshop to be held June 17, 2011 in Toronto.   Deadline for proposals is October 31, 2010.

Through this event, the IFLS and CJWL aim to provide a venue for feminist colleagues to come together and exchange ideas, and to create a unique mentorship opportunity which will encourage early career academics in the production of excellent scholarly work suitable for publication in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

PDF Copies of the call/appel are available through these links (for printing/sharing). IFLS CJWL English IFLS RFED francais

Eligibility

The workshop is open to pre-tenure scholars who are currently teaching in a Canadian university, whose research and writing engages with law (and society) and who bring feminist perspectives to bear on their work.

We welcome proposals from scholars working in law schools, law and society programs, sociology or criminology departments, and any other areas of the academy where law and feminism are being explored in a critical and rigorous way.

If your paper proposal is selected, you will be required to provide the paper by April 15 2011.  Each paper/scholar will be matched with a senior expert in the field.  This expert will lead our workshop conversation about the paper.

Applying(Deadline: October 31, 2010)

To apply, please email pdf copies of:

1.       paper proposal in English or French (maximum 500 words); and

2.       curriculum vitae

to Lielle Gonsalves <lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca> by October 31, 2010.    The re: line should read “Application for IFLS CJWL early career workshop”.   Participants will be selected by a joint committee of the IFLS/CJWL in December, 2010.

Workshop Details

Date:                      June 17 2011

NB: the date of this workshop does not conflict with:

Congress 2011 of Social Sciences and the Humanities in Moncton NB (May 28-June 5); The LSA meetings (June 2-5, San Francisco); or the Women’s Worlds conference being held in Ottawa (3-7 July 2011)

Location                 Toronto – Glendon Campus of York University (Osgoode will be under renovation)

At this one day workshop, we will be discussing six (6) papers, with time included for other conversation and socializing with the other participants in the workshop.  Breakfast, lunch, and a celebratory dinner will be provided to participants.  Accommodation for one night for those travelling to Toronto will be provided.  We will cover travel costs within Canada.

Questions?

Please contact                      Sonia Lawrence

Director, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies & Case Comments Editor, CJWL

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall 416 736 5562 slawrence@osgoode.yorku.ca

In addition…

The Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies is planning a workshop on teaching feminism in the legal academy, to be held on June 16, 2011 – the day before this Early Career Feminist Workshop.  Stay tuned to http://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca) on this event.  Those attending the EARLY CAREER FEMINIST WORKSHOP will be encouraged to consider attending both events.