National Identity and Gender Politics
Summer 2000
Voume 20, Number 2



by Ana Isla, Mary-Jo Nadeau, Katarzyna Rukszto, Renuka Sooknanan, Cynthia Wright 3

Nation and Imagination

Presenting Adrienne Clarksowwn: Gender, Nation, and a New Governor-General
by Andil Gosine 6

Recipes for Democracy? Gender, Family, and Making Female Citizens in Cold War Canada
by Franca Iacovetta 12

The Full and Change of CanLit: An Interview with Dionne Brand
by Rinaldo Walcott and Leslie Sanders 22

Mother Nations and the Persistence of "Not Here"
by Dina Georgis 27

Media (Mis)Representations: Muslim Women in the Canadian Nation
by Katherine H. Bullock and Gul Joya Jafri 35

Others in Their Own Land: Second Generation South Asian Canadian Women, Racism, and the Persistence of Colonial Discourse
by Angela Aujla 41

Imagining Brazil: Seduction, Samba, and the MulataÕs Body
by Natasha Pravaz 48

State, Nation and Citizenship

Feminisime et modernisation
par Diane Lamoureux 57

"The Queen and I": Discrimination Against Women in the Indian Act Continues
by Lynn Gehl 64

Censorship, Sexuality, and the Possibilities of Legal Reform: Or, Can We "Queer" the Canadian Charter
by Janet E. Gwilliam 70

Contested Citizenship: Renewed Hope for Social Justice
by Ann-M. Field 78

Migrant Sex Work: A Roundtable Analysis
by Deborah Brock, Kara Gillies, Chantelle Oliver, and Mook Sutdhibhasilp 84

Rewriting National Narratives

Telling Secrets: Sex, Power and Narratives in Indian Residential School Histories
by Dian Million 92

by Enakshi Dua 108

Rural Women's Role in the "Great National Work of Home-Building":The WomenÕs Institutes in Early Twentieth Century Ontario
by Margaret Kechnie 118

"Death by Landscape": Race, Nature, and Gender in Canadian Nationalist Mythology
by Eva Mackey 125

The Lesbian National Parks and Services: Reading Sex, Race and the Nation in Artistic Performance
by Margot Francis 131

Ecological Integrity and National Narrative: Cleaning up CanadaÕs National Parks
by Catriona Sandilands 137

Moving Beyond the Feminism Versus National Dichotomy: An Anti-Colonial Feminist Perspective on Aboriginal Liberation Struggles
by Lina Sunseri 143


untitled par Marie Claude Pratte 10
by Wanda Hurren 10
The Missing Line
by Carol A. Adams 11
Extra Sensory
by Carol A. Adams 11
par Mariane Matte 26
to the morel
by Sheila Peters 26
In the Village
by Elisavietta Ritchie 34
The Cart
by Clara Joseph 47
The Canadian Nation
by Lynn Gehl 69
In Our Land There is No Dusk and Hardly Any Dawn
by Emma Kimor 91
bloody footprints
by Lorraine Hussey 105
birthday decoration
s by Sheila Peters 116
In the Subway
by Diana Peacock 124
My Fallen Priest -- Confession
by Katherine Lawrence 130
Time After Time
by Carol A. Adams 136
Playing with Water
by Shannon Bailey 148

Book Reviews

The Dark Side of the Nation: Essays on Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Gender
reviewed by Lorraine Hussey 149

Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?: Susan Moller Okin with Respondents
reviewed by Courtney Fairweather 150

Emigre Feminism: Transnational Perspectives
reviewed by Renuka Sooknanan 151

Antiracist Feminism: Critical Race and Gender Studies
reviewed by Donna Harrison 153

Reading Rights: A Woman's Guide to the Law in Canada
reviewed by Susan Murphy 154

Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States
reviewed by Sharon Ferguson-Hood and Marie Tovell Walker 155

reviewed by Dorette Huggins 156

Dear Editor and Friends: Letters from Rural Women of the North-West, 1900-1920 Life Writing Series 4
reviewed by Pam McDermid 157

Pas ˆ pas pour changer le monde: Mosa•que en hommage aux luttes des femmes du monde
reviewed by Jeanne Maranda 158

Women and Political Representation in Canada
reviewed by Christine Saulnier 158