Scholarly Articles


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Belisle, Donica. "Anti-Black Racism in Food Advertising: Rogers Golden Syrup and the Imagery of White Supremacy in the Canadian West." Under review.

Belisle, Donica.  "Eating Clean: Anti-Chinese Sugar Advertising and the Making of White Racial Purity in the Canadian Pacific."  Global Food History 6, no. 1 (March 2020): 41-59. 18 pp. Refereed. Accepted 4 January 2020; published advance online 9 January 2020. DOI:

Belisle, Donica with Kiera Mitchell.  "Mary Quayle Innis: Faculty Wives' Contributions and the Making of Academic Celebrity."  Canadian Historical Review 99:3 (September 2018), 456-86.  Refereed. Permanent open access.

*Honourable Mention, 2018 Hilda Neatby Article Prize, for best English language article in Canadian women’s history, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, Canadian Historical Association.


Belisle, Donica.  “Conservative Consumerism: Consumer Advocacy in Woman’s Century Magazine During and After World War I.”  Histoire sociale/Social History (May 2014), 111-38. Refereed.


Belisle, Donica.  “Guilty Pleasures: Consumer Culture in the Fiction of Mary Quayle Innis.” Consuming Modernity: Changing Gendered Behaviours and Consumerism, 1919-1945, edited by Cheryl Warsh and Dan Malleck (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013), 258-73. Refereed. 


Belisle, Donica.  “Sexual Spectacles: Women in Canadian Department Store Magazines Between 1920 and 1950.” Writing Feminist History: Productive Pasts and New Directions, edited by Catherine Carstairs and Nancy Janovicek (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013), 135-58. Refereed.


Belisle, Donica.  “Crazy For Bargains: Inventing the Irrational Female Shopper in Modernizing English Canada.” The Canadian Historical Review 92:4 (December 2011), 581-606.  25 pp. Refereed.


*Winner, 2011 Hilda Neatby Article Prize, for best English language article in Canadian women’s history, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, Canadian Historical Association. Refereed.


Belisle, Donica.  “Virtue and Vice: Consumer Culture in English Canadian Fiction Before 1940.” International Journal of Canadian Studies 43:1 (Spring 2011), 165-88.  28 pp.


Belisle, Donica.  “Negotiating Paternalism: Women and Canada’s Largest Department Stores, 1890 to 1960.” The Journal of Women’s History 19:1 (Spring 2007), 58-81.  23 pp. Refereed.


Belisle, Donica.  “A Labour Force for the Consumer Century: Commodification in Canada’s Largest  Stores, 1890-1940.Labour/Le Travail 58:2 (Fall 2006), 107-144.  37 pp. Refereed. 


Belisle, Donica.  “Exploring Postwar Consumption: The Campaign to Unionize Eaton’s in Toronto, 1948-1952.The Canadian Historical Review 86:4 (December 2005), 641-672.  31 pp. Refereed.


*Re-published in Home, Work, and Play: Situating Canadian Social History, 3rd edition, eds. James Opp and John C. Walsh.  Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2015. Refereed.


Belisle, Donica.  “Toward a Canadian Consumer History.” Labour/Le Travail 52:2 (Fall 2003), 181-206.  24 pp. Refereed.


Belisle, Donica.  “‘Granting a Square Deal’: The Brandon Unemployed Worker and the Political

Education of Brandon’s Jobless During the Great Depression,” Manitoba History 36:2 (Fall/Winter 1999), 37-40.