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Social Science Feminism & Feminist Theory

Feeling Feminism

Activism, Affect, and Canada’s Second Wave

edited by Lara Campbell, Michael Dawson & Catherine Gidney

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Feminism & Feminist Theory, Post-Confederation (1867-), Social History
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From beauty pageant protests to fire bombings of pornographic video stores, emotions are a powerful but often unexamined force underlying feminist activism. Feeling Feminism examines the ways in which anger, rage, joy, and hopefulness shaped and nourished second-wave feminist theorizing and action across Canada. Drawing on affect theory to convey the passion, sense of possibility, and collective political commitment that has characterized feminism, contributors reveal its full impact on contemporary Canada and highlight the contested, sometimes exclusionary nature of the movement itself. The insights in this remarkable collection show the power of emotions, desires, and actions to transform the world.

About the authors


Lara Campbell is Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.


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Michael Dawson is Professor of History at St where he teaches courses on Canadian History, the global history of sport and tourism, and the comparative history of national identity and popular culture in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.In 2014 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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Catherine Gidney is a professor of history at St. Thomas University. She writes about youth culture and students in revolt over everything from vending machines to curfews to war. She is the author of Tending the Student Body: Health, Youth and the Rise of the Modern University, 1900-1960 and A Long Eclipse: The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the English-Canadian University Campus, 1920-1970.

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