Debby Yaffe audio interview

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dc.contributor.author Yaffe, Debby
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Joy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-05T17:48:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-05T17:48:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-12-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3707
dc.description Debby Yaffe discusses her childhood, schooling and family life in California, including gendered family roles, expectations of femininity in the 1950s, university, marriage and life in Europe, her feminist consciousness raising experience in London, teaching high school in London, the differences between English and American societies, sex discrimination, radical feminist activities, restructuring of sexual relationships, life in Canada and involvement in the Women’s movement in Victoria, Status of Women Action group, Everywomen's Books, disordered eating as feminist issue, work as a fitness instructor, abortion rights, impact on feminist awareness of the December 6, 1989 killings at École Polytechnique in Montréal, radical feminism, women’s lives in Canada and England, life as a lesbian, resisting dominant domestic relationship constructs, teaching Women’s Studies, feminist theory, and the Victoria Women’s Movement Archives. The Debby Yaffe interview was conducted by Joy Fisher as a research project in the course History 358A, “Women in Canada,” taught by Dr. Lynne Marks, which covered histories of women in Canada from the era of New France to the present. Fisher’s resulting essay is entitled “Riding the Wave/ Watching the Wave: A Second Wave Feminist Talks about Gender Ideologies and her Life.” Digitized 2009/10 (originally recorded 2 February 2009, 1:23.34; 17 February 2009, 1:34:29 and 41:14) 3 MP3 sound recordings en_US
dc.description.abstract Item consists of sound recordings of an oral history interview with Debby Yaffe. Debby (Deborah) Yaffe is a feminist, activist and retired University of Victoria Department of Women’s Studies senior instructor. en_US
dc.description.abstract Interview conducted by Joy Fisher.
dc.description.sponsorship Donated to the University of Victoria Archives for public access by Joy Fisher in 2010. Permission to publish granted by Joy Fisher and Debby Yaffe. Digitized in 2009/10 with funds from the National Archival Development Program of Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Oral history British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Lesbian activists Canada en_US
dc.subject Women's Studies Canada en_US
dc.subject Feminism Canada en_US
dc.title Debby Yaffe audio interview en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US

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