Just watch us: rcmp surveillance of the women's liberation movement in cold war canada
34,95 $

Just watch us: rcmp surveillance of the women's liberation movement in cold war canada

CHRISTABELLE SETHNA, STEVE HEWITT
éDITION MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRES



Just watch us: rcmp surveillance of the women's liberation movement in cold war canada

CHRISTABELLE SETHNA, STEVE HEWITT

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From the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, in the midst of the Cold War and second-wave feminism, the RCMP security service ? prompted by fears of left-wing and communist subversion ? monitored and infiltrated the women?s liberation movement in Canada and Quebec. Just Watch Us investigates why and how this movement was targeted, weighing carefully the presumed threat its left-wing ties presented to the Canadian government against the defiant challenge its campaign for gender equality posed to Canadian society. Based on a close reading of thousands of pages of RCMP documents declassified under Canada?s Access to Information Act and the corresponding Privacy Act, Just Watch Us demonstrates that the security service?s longstanding anti-Communist focus distorted its threat assessment of feminist organizing. Combining gender analysis and critical approaches to state surveillance, Christabelle Sethna and Steve Hewitt consider the machinations of the RCMP, including its bureaucratic evolution, intelligence-gathering operations, and impact, as well as the evolution of the women?s liberation movement from its broad transnational influences to its elusive quest for unity among women across lines of ideology and identity. Significantly, the authors also grapple with the historiographical, methodological, and ethical difficulties of working with declassified security documents and sensitive information. A sharp-eyed inquiry into spy policies and tactics in Cold War Canada, Just Watch Us speaks to the serious political implications of state surveillance for social justice activism in liberal democracies.
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Titre
Just watch us: rcmp surveillance of the women's liberation movement in cold war canada
Auteur
CHRISTABELLE SETHNA, STEVE HEWITT
Éditeur
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRES
Prix
34,95 $
Sujet
HIST. GEN. QUEBEC-CANADA
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2018-04-30
ISBN
9780773552821
Code Interne
2413907
Numéro de produit
12944108

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