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Meghan Longstaffe

Meghan Longstaffe

The Hilda Neatby Prize English Article


Meghan Longstaffe, « Indigenous Women as Newspaper Representations: Violence and Action in 1960s Vancouver », The Canadian Historical Review, 98, 2 (June 2017): 230-260.

Meghan Longstaffe demonstrates masterful skill in linking the trauma experienced by Indigenous women in Downtown Eastside Vancouver with the history of colonial violence through an analysis of major Vancouver-based newspaper articles from 1957 to 1970. She showcases how articles ostensibly written to reflect the hardships experienced by Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside functioned to entrench sexist and racist language that shaped and maintained the deplorable conditions of their lives.