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Iacovetta, Franca 1957-

Works: 41 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 12,435 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Academic theses  Cross-cultural studies  Records (Sports)  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, htt, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: HQ1453, 305.40971
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Most widely held works by Franca Iacovetta
On the case : explorations in social history by Franca Iacovetta( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Case is a timely book intended to provide a forum for discussing the theoretical and methodological issues that arise in connection with the use of case files in research. The book brings together theoretical debates, new research, and new research methods and offers compelling illustrations of the drama, conflict, and power relations that the case file can capture." "This collection of essays features some of Canada's leading social historians. Readers will encounter an impressive array of case files, including psychiatrists' accounts of sexual deviants, employment records of sailors, state welfare and Indian Affairs reports, court records, the patient forms of hospital and asylum doctors, and state security files. While the contributors differ in choice of subject and approach, they share a commitment to the progressive traditions of social history. They recover the voices and actions of people - not only of those with power but also of those who seemingly have none."--Jacket
Women, gender and transnational lives : Italian workers of the world by Donna R Gabaccia( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysing the lives of women in Italy, Belgium, France, the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Australia, the contributors offer engaging portraits of women as peasants, and workers and uncover the voice of female militants. Through a comparative approach to the study of women's migration over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this volume examines not only the work and activism of migrant women but also the experiences of those women who remained in Italy. The volume ranges from the white widows of Sicily to union organizers in the United States, from anarchists in Argentina to Fascist-era activists in Canada
Enemies within : Italian and other internees in Canada and abroad by Angelo Principe( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the recent campaign led by the National Congress of Italian Canadians to gain redress for compatriots interned during the Second World War, leaders claimed that the Canadian state had waged a 'war against ethnicity.' Their version of history, argue the editors, drew on selective evidence and glossed over the fascist past of some Italian Canadians. The editors have assembled scholars who, while having diverse views, seek to stimulate informed debate. Enemies Within is the first study of its kind to examine not only the formulation and uneven implementation of internment policy, but the social and gender history of internment. It brings together national and international perspectives. The book offers differing interpretations of Italian internment in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. It invites comparisons between Italian Canadians and Canada's other internees, including Communists, German Canadians, Ukrainian Canadians and Jewish refugees. Contemporary redress campaigns are examined. Masculinity, female internees, Communist women's release politics, and memory culture are some of the little-studied subjects that also receive attention. This book contains photographs never before seen. A general introduction and four section introductions provide valuable background to the issues being discussed
Gender conflicts : new essays in women's history by Franca Iacovetta( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays represent an exciting breakthrough in women's studies, expanding the borders of the discipline while breaking down barriers between mainstream and women's history
A nation of immigrants : women, workers, and communities in Canadian history, 1840s-1960s by Franca Iacovetta( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together a wide array of writings on Canadian immigrant history, including many highly regarded, influential essays. Though most of the chapters have been previously published, the editors have also commissioned original contributions on understudied topics in the field. The readings highlight the social history of immigrants, their pre-migration traditions as well as migration strategies and Canadian experiences, their work and family worlds, and their political, cultural, and community lives. They explore the public display of ethno-religious rituals, race riots, and union protests; the quasi-private worlds of all-male boarding-houses and of female domestics toiling in isolated workplaces; and the intrusive power that government and even well-intentioned social reformers have wielded over immigrants deemed dangerous or otherwise in need of supervision.Organized partly chronologically and largely by theme, the topical sections will offer students a glimpse into Canada's complex immigrant past. In order to facilitate classroom discussion, each section contains an introduction that contextualizes the readings and raises some questions for debate. A Nation of Immigrants will be useful both in specialized courses in Canadian immigration history and in courses on broader themes in Canadian history
Sisters or strangers : immigrant, ethnic and racialized women in Canadian history by Marlene Epp( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning two hundred years of history from the nineteenth century to the 1990s, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada. The volume deals with a cross-section of peoples - including Japanese, Chinese, Black, Aboriginal, Irish, Finnish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Mennonite, Armenian, and South Asian Hindu women - and diverse groups of women, including white settlers, refugees, domestic servants, consumer activists, nurses, wives, and mothers."--Jacket
Such hardworking people : Italian immigrants in postwar Toronto by Franca Iacovetta( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the last century, 26 million Italian women, men, and children have traded an uncertain future in Italy for the prospect of a better life elsewhere. Canada has long been home to Italian immigrants, but in the years just after the Second World War they began to arrive in multitudes. Toronto emerged as the most popular Canadian destination and now, with more than 400,000 residents of Italian heritage, has one of the largest Italian populations outside Italy. Franca Iacovetta describes the working-class experiences of those who came to Toronto from southern Italy between 1946 and 1965, focusing on the relations between newly arrived immigrant workers and their families." "The Italians who came to Toronto before 1965 were predominantly young, healthy women and men eager to secure jobs and prepared to make sacrifices in order to secure a more comfortable life for themselves and their children. Franca Iacovetta examines the changes many of them had to face during the transition from peasant worker in an under-developed, rural economy to wage-earner in an urban, industrial society." "Although both women and men had to struggle and were exploited, Iacovetta shows that they found innovative ways to recreate cherished rituals and customs from their homeland and to derive a sense of dignity and honour from the labours they performed." "Such Hardworking People is informed by a feminist analysis. Iacovetta shows that for both sexes work patterns and experiences, as well as self-perceptions, were influenced by domestic responsibilities and gender relations within the household and by the labour market, employer strategies, and kin-linked networks of support. In addition to conducting numerous interviews with some of the immigrants, she has drawn on recent scholarship in immigration, family, labour studies, oral history, and women's history."--Jacket
Edible histories, cultural politics : towards a Canadian food history by Marlene Epp( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edible Histories intertwines information of Canada's 'foodways' - the practices and traditions associated with food and food preparation - and stories of immigration, politics, gender, economics, science, medicine and religion. Sophisticated, culturally sensitive, and accessible, Edible Histories will appeal to students, historians, and foodies alike."--Page i
Beyond women's words : feminisms and the practices of oral history in the twenty-first century by Katrina Srigley( )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers Indigenous modes of storytelling, feminism in diverse locales around the globe, different theoretical approaches, oral history as performance, digital oral history, and oral history as community-engagement
The writing of English Canadian immigrant history by Franca Iacovetta( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gatekeepers : reshaping immigrant lives in Cold War Canada by Franca Iacovetta( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of European immigrants to Canada during the Cold War, Gatekeepers explores the interactions among these immigrants and the "gatekeepers"--Mostly middle-class individuals and institutions whose definitions of citizenship significantly shaped the immigrant experience. Iacovetta's deft discussion examines how dominant bourgeois gender and Cold War ideologies of the day shaped attitudes towards new Canadians. She shows how the newcomers themselves were significant actors who influenced Canadian culture and society, even as their own behaviour was being modified. Generously illustrated, Gatekeepers explores a side of Cold War history that has been left largely untapped. It offers a long overdue Canadian perspective on one of the defining eras of the last century
Les immigrants dans l'historiographie anglo-canadienne by Franca Iacovetta( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming a historian : a Canadian manual for women and men( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian Canadians : NC06( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian-Canadians are found in various parts of Canada and come from different areas of Italy. The majority, however, migrated from Mezzogiorno. This file consists of 22 documents that represent a wide range of ethnographic topics with specific reference to immigrant settlements in the major Canadian cities of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver as well as the smaller urban centers of Fort William and Port Arthur (Thunder Bay). These studies, which range in time from the 1860s to the late 1990s, include information on the history of Italian immigration to Canada, acculturation and assimilation, concepts of ethnicity, social change, religion, and settlement patterns
Gender conflicts : new essays in women's history( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borders, Conflict Zones, and Memory Scholarly Engagements With Luisa Passerini by Donna R Gabaccia( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume pays tribute to Luisa Passerini, whose scholarship has had a major impact on feminist and other scholars around the world. First known internationally for developing new conceptual approaches to oral history and memory studies based on the recognition of the subjective nature of memory, Passerini has more recently written about autobiography, the history of emotions and concepts of belonging in Europe, and reimagining a more inclusive Europe. In this book, scholars from North America, South America and Europe engage Passerini's groundbreaking insights into the nature of subjectivity, intersubjectivity, autobiography, and love in relation to the themes of borders, emotions, and memory. The contributions deal with topics including Mennonite refugee women's food memories; the testimonies of far-left Chilean women who survived brutal sexualized violence; and memories of the war between East and West Pakistan, and India and Pakistan. Other contributions to the volume situate and reflect on Passerini's career-encompassing scholarship. Passerini speaks with the editors of her latest work on oral and visual memories of human movement, and also offers a thoughtful response to the essays, whose authors represent a transnational and multi-generational group of scholars. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women's History Review."--Provided by publisher
Canadian family history : selected readings( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working-class immigrants : southern Italians in post-war Toronto, 1946-65 by Franca Iacovetta( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devenir historien et historienne : une édition mise à jour pour les Canadiennes et les Canadiens( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, gender and transnational lives : Italian women around the world( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
On the case : explorations in social history
Women, gender and transnational lives : Italian workers of the worldEnemies within : Italian and other internees in Canada and abroadGender conflicts : new essays in women's historyA nation of immigrants : women, workers, and communities in Canadian history, 1840s-1960sSisters or strangers : immigrant, ethnic and racialized women in Canadian historyGatekeepers : reshaping immigrant lives in Cold War CanadaGender conflicts : new essays in women's history
Alternative Names
Franca Iacovetta Canadees historica

Franca Iacovetta Canadian historian

Franca Iacovetta historiadora canadenca

Franca Iacovetta historiadora canadiana

Franca Iacovetta historiadora canadiense

Franca Iacovetta historiane kanadeze

Franca Iacovetta staraí Ceanadach

Franca Iacovetta storica canadese

Iacovetta, Franca 1957-...

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