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Face Values: Women, Body Image and Facial Differences
Lorna Renooy, Carla Rice and Heather Beveridge

Positive images of people with physical differences are rare and misconceptions common. This booklet addresses the concerns of women with facial differences and provides a starting point for increased awareness. 1999. Cost: $4.25 (shipping & handling included); discounts on orders of 50 or more

Published by: AboutFace

123 Edward Street, Suite 1003 Toronto, ON M5G 1E2

Tel.: (416) 597-2229
Fax: (416) 597-8494

A Resource Guide - For Women’s Studies Practica: Students Linking Academe and Community
Alma Estable, Mechthild Meyer and Roxana Ng

Provides information on Women’s Studies programs in Canada, emphasizing those with practicum components. Women’s groups and students who have participated in practica are cited and a literature review of writings on practica is included. A rare and valuable reference for those interested in examining this subject with a feminist perspective. 2000. Cost: $12 (non-members); $10 (members). English.

Published by: Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)

151 Slater Street, Suite 408 Ottawa ON K1P 5H3

Tel: (613) 563-0681
Fax: (613) 563-0682

Women’s Voices in Health Promotion
Margaret Denton, Maroussia Hadjukowski-Ahmed, Mary O’Connor and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu

A comprehensive collection of feminist perspectives on women’s health promotion. Offers a clear exposition of current feminist theory, a guide to current knowledge, a participatory action research framework, and examples of local implementation. 1999. Cost: $32.95. English.

Published by: Canadian Scholar’s Press

180 Bloor Street West, Suite 1202 Toronto ON M5S 2V6

Care and Consequences: The Impact of Health Care Reform
Diana L. Gustafson, Ed.

Framed within a clear analysis of the shift from care-cure to business models, these articles illustrate how diverse groups of women in various social and institutional contexts are navigating through a changing health care system - a system on which women rely for well-being as caregivers and recipients; a system that operates more and more on the logic of scientific management. Cost: $29.95. English.

Order from: Fernwood Books Limited

PO Box 406, Stn. C Toronto, ON M6J 3P5

Tel: (416) 595-1085
Fax: (416) 595-1140

A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Third Edition
Murray Enkin, et. al.

Updated to include the results of the most recent research, this guide provides readable and reliable information and summarizes the effects of care practices during pregnancy, childbirth and after. 2000. Cost: $43.50. English.

Published by:Oxford University Press

Great Clarendon Street Oxford 0X2 6DP UK

The Everyday Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free Cookbook
Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

Developed by a leading expert in the field of food allergies and nutrition, this cookbook contains a variety of recipes using wheat flour alternatives as well as gluten-free flours, breads and pastas. Great for anyone living with celiac disease or with intolerance to wheat. 2000. Cost: $22.95. English.

Published by: Key Porter Books

70 The Esplanade Toronto, ON M5E 1R2

Tel.: (416) 862-7777
Fax: (416) 862-2304

The Lesbian Health Book
Jocelyn White and Marissa C. Martinez, Eds.

With background information on the lesbian health movement and the impact of homophobia on health and health care, this book explores personal and community efforts to make health care accessible and responsive to lesbians. Personal stories provide insight into finding a health care provider, lesbian parenting, breast cancer, menopause and mental health issues. 1997. Cost: $18.95 U.S. English.

Published by: Seal Press

3131 Western Ave. Suite 410 Seattle, WA 98121 USA

Toll free: (800) 788-3123

Women’s Bodies/ Women’s Lives: Health, Well-Being and Body Image
Baukje Miedema, Najet M. Stoppard and Vivienne Anderson

A collection that provides alternative and potentially transforming visions through an insightful discussion of the many ways in which women can be controlled through their bodies. 2000. Cost: $24.95 CDN. (plus shipping and GST)

Contact: Sumach Press

1415 Bathurst Street, Suite 202 Toronto, ON M5R 3H8

Tel: (800) 565-9523
Fax: (800) 221-9985

The Women’s Complete Wellness Book
American Medical Women’s Association

A health reference book that emphasizes prevention and overall well-being covering a range of topics from sleep to violence for women of all ages, along with features about breast cancer and menopause. It contains important information on finding the right doctor or health practitioner, advice often missing from health guide books. 2000. Cost: $38.99 CDN.

Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin

175 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010

Tel.: (212) 674-5151

Meals for Good Health
Karen Graham

Created to prepare healthy meals for those managing diabetes, this book contains fully planned menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is illustrated with actual size photographs to show correct serving portions. The large print and easy-to-read format make it more accessible to all readers. 1998. Cost: $29.95

Published by: Canadian Diabetes Association
Available from: Paper Birch Publishing

89 Wilkinson Crescent Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 1A7

Ovarian Cancer: The Disease That Whispers
Ben Wicks

With trademark humour, the cartoonist tackles the serious subject of ovarian cancer. While factual and well-informed, a personal touch makes this compassionate easy-to-follow booklet a good resource for both adults and children. (1998.) Reprinted 2000. Cost: Free

Published by:National Ovarian Cancer Association

620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7

Tel: (416) 971-9800
Fax: (416) 971-6888
Toll-free: (877) 413-7970

It’s Like the Legend
Nympha Byrne and Camille Fouillard, Eds.

28 women share their experiences of life in Labrador in the Innu storytelling tradition. Respect for the land, and the need to protect it for their children and their grandchildren shine through every story. 2000. Cost: $19.95

Published by: Gynergy Books

PO Box 2023 Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N7

Mothers and Sons
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Spring/Summer 2000, Vol 2, No 1.

Exploring a variety of aspects to mother-son relationships, this collection covers a range of diverse subjects like single mothers and male child development, Black men reflecting on the influences their mothers have had on them, and mothers and sons as a theme in Croatian songs. Book reviews included. 2000. Cost: $15

Published by:Association for Research on Mothering

Room 726, Atkinson College, York University 4700 Keel Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: (416) 736-2100 ext. 60366
Fax: (905) 775-1386

Lesbian Mothering
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Fall/Winter 1999, Vol 1, No 2.

This collection answers questions of lesbians who are, or may become, mothers. Subjects include nonbiological mothering, child custody law and child support. Several book reviews included. 1999. Cost: $15

Published by: Association for Research on Mothering

Room 726, Atkinson College, York University 4700 Keel Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: (416) 736-2100 ext. 60366
Fax: (905) 775-1386

Managing Menopause with Diet, Vitamins and Herbs
Leslie Beck

Nutrition and diet for relief of symptoms, weight control and reducing the risk of breast cancer, heart and other disease in peri- and post-menopause. Recommendations are summarized at the end of each section for quick reference and recipes are included. This advice is equally practical for those who do and don’t use hormones. 2000. Cost: $24.95 Available at most bookstores.

Published by: Prentice Hall

Our Words, Our Revolutions: Di/verse Voices of Black Women, First Nations Women, and Women of Colour in Canada
G. Sophie Harding, Ed.

First Nations, immigrant and Black women, and women of Colour contribute poems and prose to this anthology. They fight to tell their stories while striving to pay the rent, raise their children, maintain their sexual identities and stay alive. 2000. Cost: $17.95

Available from: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

Canadian Women’s Studies/cahiers de la femme, 212 Founders College, York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: (416) 736-5356
Fax: (416) 736-5765

So Many Changes: Women, Health and Midlife
Mary J. Breen and Lindsay Hall

An inclusive informative book discussing physical and emotional changes associated with midlife and menopause including sexuality, work life, mental health and world perspective. 1999. Cost: $16.95 (plus shipping and handling: $19.95)

Published by:Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre Press

12 Flemington Rd. Toronto, ON M6A 2N4

Tel: (416) 787-1661
Fax: (416) 787-3761

Learning About Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope
Geralyn Howell

A practical resource about schizophrenia for those affected by it including families, friends and caregivers. It contains general information such as causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. A chapter on multiculturalism deals with some of the obstacles people of Colour may encounter. Citing experiences of those who deal with schizophrenia makes the manual accessible and supportive. 2000.

Please note: The production of this book was funded by the pharmaceutical company of Pfizer Canada Inc. Although it contains valuable information, the Canadian Women’s Health Network does not wish to promote Pfizer Canada Inc. or its products. Cost: Free (available on-line in PDF and html versions)

Available from: Schizophrenia Society of Canada

The Color of Violence, ColorLines, Spring 2001

This special issue explores the intersection of race and violence addressing the experiences of women of Colour. It examines subjects like the violation of First Nations women’s lands and bodies, sterilization as population control, and Beth Richie on anti-violence organizing. It profiles three innovative organizations with holistic approaches to fighting gender violence. 2000.

Please Note: This issue was not yet available at time of printing. Many of the articles can be found on the web site.

Available from: ColorLines Magazine

PMB 319 4096 Piedmont Ave Oakland, CA 94611

Tel: (510) 653-3415
Fax: (510) 653-3427
Canadian Subscriptions: One year: $20 US.

Colorlines Magazine Subscriptions Department, PO Box 3000 Denville, NJ 07834

Tel: Chardon Press (888) 458-8588

Beyond the Rule Book: Moral Issues and Dilemmas in the Practice of Psychotherapy Ellyn Kaschak and Marcia Hill

Opens a dialogue on the role of morality in therapeutic practice. Referring to the ethical code of the Feminist Therapy Institute and the Hebrew or Christian Bibles, contributors discuss the morality of feminist naming, lesbian-feminist ‘rules’ about sexuality and appearance, the moral imperative of self-care for therapists, moral issues raised when working with clients with disabilities, women in prisons and minors, and the divided loyalties of feminist therapists to their agencies and clients. 1999. Cost: $17.95 US.

Published by: Haworth Press, Inc.

10 Alice Street Binghampton, NY 13904-1580

T: (607) 722-5857
F: (607) 722-6362

L’Ostéopathie: Le corps en harmonie
André Beaudoin et Ghislaine Savard

Ce fut une guide à la philosophie et la technique de l’ostéopathie, la science qui consiste à soigner les maladies par les os. En voyant le corps comme système complet, l’ostéopathie cherche le processus mental qui crée un déséquilibre et corrige les défauts de structure afin de permettre au corps de laisser circuler sa ‘pharmacie’ de remèdes pour se guérir. 2000. Coût: 19,95$

Les Éditions Quebecor 7, chemin Bates Outremont, QC H2V 1A6

Tel: (514) 270-1746

What To Do When Your Kids Get Sick
Gloria Mayer and Ann Kuklierus

Essential information for the caregiver about illness, accidents and general health. The guide is organized by naming the affected area ot the body and uses clear plain language to describe what to look for, what can be done at home and when to consult a health care professional. It also includes safety tips.1999. Cost: $20

Published by: Institute for Health Care Advancement

15111 East Whittier Blvd., Suite 460 Whittier, California 90603

Strangers Among Us Aaron Bushkowsky

Explores Alzheimer’s disease through the humorous tale of two characters who meet, fall in love and forget each other’s names. The confusion that results from losing memory affects everyone in the lives of Gabrielle and Michael, and brings them understanding and compassion. 1999. Please note: The production of this script was sponsored by the pharmaceutical company of Pfizer Canada Inc. Although it contains valuable information, the Canadian Women’s Health Network does not wish to promote Pfizer Canada Inc. or its products. Cost: $9

Available from: Playwrights Canada Press

54 Wolseley Street, 2nd floor Toronto, ON M5T 1A5

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