"Black Women's Small Businesses as Historical Spaces of Resistance" in Working Women in Canada: An Intersectional Approach, 203-222
In this edited collection, Leslie Nichols weaves together the contributions of accomplished and diverse scholars to offer an expansive and critical analysis of women’s work in Canada. Students will use an intersectional approach to explore issues of gender, class, race, immigrant status, disability, sexual orientation, Indigeneity, age, and ethnicity in relation to employment. Drawing from case studies and extensive research, the text’s eighteen chapters consider Canadian industries across a broad spectrum, including political, academic, sport, sex trade, retail, and entrepreneurial work.
Melanie Knight is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts on Blackness and Black Diasporic Education at Ryerson University. Her areas of research include Black organizing and activism, Black women business ownership, and Black economic initiatives.
Other publications from this author include:
- "The demise of a Black organization: The Home Service Association (1921-1965)" in Canadian Journal of History 55 (1-2), 1-34. (2020)
- Mothering and Entrepreneurship: Global Perspectivism Identities and Complexities (2020)
- "Whiteness invented" in Power and Everyday Practices, 147-169 (2019)
- "Race-ing, classing and gendering racialized women's participation in entrepreneurship" in Gender, Work and Organization, 23 (3), 310-327 (2016)