Author Tags: Women
A sociology professor and director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies at UBC, Gillian Creese examines gender, race and class relations in Canada. Contracting Masculinity (Oxford, 1999) examines the office worker’s union at BC Hydro which, for its first 50 years, had an equal number of male and female members. Despite the appearance of equality, men had more access to in-training positions.
Creese wrote The New African Diaspora in Vancouver: Migration, Exclusion, and Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2011). Creese takes a sociological approach to examining the experiences of Sub-Saharan African immigrants as they migrate to Canada's west coast. Based on interviews with 61 women and men from 21 African countries, she examines their downward mobility in Canadian society.
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies
British Columbia Reconsidered: Essays on Women
Contracting Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Race in a White-Collar Union, 1944-1994 (Oxford, 1999)
The New African Diaspora in Vancouver: Migration, Exclusion, and Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2011) 978-1-4426-1159-7
Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies (UBC Press, 2012) with Wendy Frisby. $85.00 978-0-7748-2085-1
[BCBW 2012] "Sociology"
Contracting Masculinity (Oxford)
Gillian Creese has examined gender, class and race in the white collar work force of BC Hydro from 1944 to 1994 in Contracting Masculinity (Oxford).
[BCBW WINTER 1999]