Women played a vital role in the shaping of the West in Canada between the 1880s and 1940s. Yet surprisingly little is known about their contributions or the differences sex and gender made to the opportunities and obstacles women encountered. Telling Tales contributes to the rewriting of western Canada’s past by integrating women into the shifting power matrix of class, race, and gender that formed the basis of colonization and settlement.
Telling Tales both challenges founding myths of the region and inspires rethinking of how we tell the story of western Canadian colonization and settlement.
About the authors
Randi R. Warne is a professor of Cultural Studies, Philosophy/Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s University. She works in the area of religion and culture, with particular attention to gender and gender theory. Her recent publications include articles on “Gender,” “Making the Gender Critical Turn,” “The Second Chance: Nellie McClung’s Vision of the Prairie West as Promised Land” and a two volume co–edited work New Approaches to the Study of Religion, covering the last quarter century and published by Walter de Gruyter.