Community Living and Literacy

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Published by the Canadian Association for Community Living, this booklet discusses the importance of literacy in achieving full community participation (for people with intellectual disabilities). For the Association, it is not enough to teach people how to read and write: true literacy also means acknowledging that being able to communicate is a right. It means that communities and institutions must demonstrate an ability to provide the means necessary to ensure that this right is respected. In other words, they must be prepared to encourage and respect different ways of communicating in order to be inclusive. This publication aims at establishing links with potential community partners who may be interested in exploring this new territory. 1999

Cost: Free
Association canadienne pour l'intégration communautaire
Édifice Kinsmen, Université York
4700, rue Keele
Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Women as Consumers: 100 years of advocacy

This special collaborative issue between La Gazette des femmes and Protégez-vous follows the joint development of consumer and feminist movements in Quebec and examines the current situation of women as consumers. The feature article presents seven portraits of well-known and less well-known women and their approach to consuming. Another article examines the evolution of images of women and men in publicity, asking whether they are a reflection of changing roles or only a clash between clichés. Of interest also is a study on feminine hygiene products that describes the changes in mentalities that have occurred in this sector. Another article surveys the creative ways sometimes used by merchants to answer, or try to answer, women's needs. Also, a very interesting comparative analysis is made between what it costs to be a woman and what it costs to be a man in daily life.

Cost: $12 per year.
Published by: Conseil du statut de la femme and the Office de la protection du consommateur
Gazette des femmes
8, rue Cook, 3e étage
Québec QC G1R 5J7

One-Eyed Science: Occupational Health and Women

Now translated into French, this book is the outcome of more than twenty years of research into occupational health by author Karen Messing. It concentrates more specifically on the resistance shown by science towards understanding those >invisible' aspects of work in the service sector, which employs mostly women. The author studied the work conditions of cashiers, secretaries, waitresses, nurses, factory workers, telephone operators and cleaning staff; she calls into question the gender-based division of labour as well as the biases that have hindered debate on women's occupational health.

English and French.
Cost: $34.50
Published by: Temple University Press
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