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Johansson, Signe

Overview
Works: 52 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 660 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Interviews  Biographical films  Conference papers and proceedings  Filmed stand-up comedy routines 
Roles: Producer, Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: BL473.5,
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Signe Johansson
Publications by Signe Johansson
Most widely held works by Signe Johansson
Behind the veil--nuns by Gloria Demars( visu )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Parts 1 and 2 together, record from a global perspective, the turbulent history and remarkable achievements of women in religion, from pre-Christian Celtic communities to the radical sisters of the 1980s. Part 2 reviews the few exceptional periods when women have played a dominant role in religious life, e.g. in pre-Christian Celtic religions and the Middle Ages. Illustrates the development of male dominance in the Church, and how nuns actively question the Church's male hierarchy
The Burning times ( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Explores how the old pagan communities were transformed into the misogynist capitalist societies of our own time
Abortion stories from north and south ( visu )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This program visits Ireland, England, Japan, Canada, Columbia, and Peru to identify and probe legal and religious factors, in addition to the feelings, attitudes, and solutions regarding unwanted pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. Includes residents' comments, accompanied by narration
Listening for something-- Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in conversation ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Dionne Brand and Adrienne read their poetry and talk to each other about their lives, their views of the politics and culture that influence their writings and other poets that have influenced their work
Women in the shadows ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Saskatchewan from the Qu'Appelle Valley to Hudson Bay, the documentary traces the filmmaker's quest for her Native foremothers in spite of the reluctance to speak about Native roots on the part of her relatives. The film articulates Métis women's experience with racism in both current and historical context, and examines the forces that pushed them into the shadows
Motherland: Tales of Wonder ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"In Motherland, Helene Klodawsky embarks on a journey beyond our society's myths and misconceptions of motherhood; beyond the gleaming images of mothering and homemaking depicted in North American media"--Videocassette container
Wisecracks ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
"No topic is too shocking or shameful in this bold, hilarious documentary of influential women in stand up comedy. [They] tell it like it is and deliver the classic and sarcastic lines that make them the stars they are. Plus, timeless footage of ageless comediennes ... who paved the way to the stage for women make this an uproarious stand up pick you don't want to miss!"--Container
Goddess Remembered ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This documentary examines pre-Christian goddess-worshiping religions. Incorporating the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, art historian Merlin Stone, and scholars Jean Bolen, Charlene Spretnak and Starhawk, it offers insights into these ancient cultures and explores the contemporary women's spirituality movement inspired by them. Links the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis
Democracy à la Maude ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
This video chronicles some of the recent battles Maude Barlow, one of Canada's most prominent social activists, has faced. She has fought Canada's change from a tradition of compassion to the winner-take-all philosophy driving the global economy. Her crusade for social justice and economic sovereignty as head of the 100,00 nmember, Council of Canadians has won Barlow wide-spread admiration
Women and spirituality the goddess trilogy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Exploration of the history, repression and resurgence of the women's spirituality movement
Kathleen Shannon film, feminism and other dreams ( visu )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"This inspiring portrait depicts the life of film pioneer Kathleen Shannon, the founder of Studio D at the National Film Board of Canada. Founded to fund and produce films by women filmmakers, Studio D trained and nurtured women filmmakers and showcased women's perspectives on all social issues for more than 22 years."
Asking different questions women and science ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
By asking different questions, five women scientists working in the fields of physics, engineering, environmental health and forest genetics, come up with startling ideas that challenge the foundation of modern science and technology
A Mother and daughter on abortion ( visu )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
An open ended discussion between a mother and a daughter, both of whom had previously had abortions --the mother, when there were no facilities and support for women who decided on abortion and the daughter, when there "supposedly" was a support system. Both talk frankly about their decisions, their feelings and their right to choose
Speaking of Nairobi forum '85 : a world meeting for women by Tina Horne( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This spirited film documents a unique United Nation's women's conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in July, 1985. Of the 17 000 participants, 14 000 were non-governmental delegates from around the world. An intense desire to debate with good will to resolve major questions about peace, development, equality and related issues characterized this conference, making it a model of democratic co-operation. The camera weaves a splendid tapestry of official and semi-official encounters, revealing the dynamism, the strength and the ethics of care of the women's movement worldwide
Faithful women ( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the proceedings of an interfaith conference of women held in Toronto, Ont. in 1988 and sponsored by the World Council of Churches
Too dirty for a woman ( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Women in Labrador City, Newfoundland, talk about their non-traditional jobs, their new feelings of independence and how their families' lives have been affected
Sur les traces de la deesse by Donna Reid( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Ce film rend hommage aux sorcières. Celles d'hier, contre qui l'Eglise et l'Etat se sont acharnés, d'un commun accord; celles d'aujourd'hui, qui professent un retour à la connaissance de la déesse primitive, harmonie pacifique de toutes les formes de vie. Un documentaire qui se base sur des transcriptions de procès, des manuels à l'usage des inquisiteurs, des textes littéraires ou religieux, des oeuvres picturales et des objets d'époque
Wednesday's children ( visu )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Part of a series of six films focusing on a different form of delinquent behaviour and its familial and social contexts within the larger social problem of adolescent alienation. Robert is a fifteen-year-old with all sorts of problems going through an identity crisis. He hides his insecurity about girls and his mother's serious boyfriend behind humour, sarcasm, angry rebellion and escape into wishful fantasy. When reality threatens these defences, he runs, and steals a car to maintain his personality's shaky status quo
Working nights ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Six Quebec women speak about working the night-shift
L'Avortement, histoire secrète ( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Enquête sur les réalités culturelles et historiques de la pratique de l'avortement à travers le monde. Témoignages recueillis en Irlande, au Pérou, en Thaïlande, au Japon, en colombie et au Canada illustrant comment l'État et la religion sont officiellement opposés à l'avortement et pourquoi les femmes y ont recours, qu'il soit légal ou non. Revendication pour les femmes du droit à des soins médicaux sûrs
 
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English (70)
French (5)
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