Engaging with an Invisible Politics: Gender Mainstreaming as a Practice in Newfoundland and Labrador

Glynis George
2011 Anthropology in Action  
This article examines the way feminists engage with gender mainstreaming in their a empt to transform gender inequalities in Newfoundland and Labrador, a province on Canada's east coast. It employs an anthropological perspective to explore one aspect of gender mainstreaming, namely the way gender analysis models are deployed in specifi c encounters, to consider how such equality templates can both reproduce and challenge pre-existing social relations. I argue that a feminist practice approach
more » ... practice approach in anthropology, in particular its refl exive and practice orientation, can foreground the way gender models are actually implemented and interpreted. Through this analysis I argue that gender mainstreaming at this point reproduces wider relations of power -governmental and normative -and cannot yet accommodate preexisting social cleavages in the province.
doi:10.3167/aia.2011.180106 fatcat:obc6bjk6xrgmnbnhtlf2p2dzjm