Solidarity Economy in Montreal: Women’s Activism Creating Alternatives Through the Ethics of Care
Référence bibliographique 
Germain, L. Marie-France. 2010. «Solidarity Economy in Montreal: Women’s Activism Creating Alternatives Through the Ethics of Care». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département d’anthropologie sociale et culturelle.
Intentions : «This thesis presents the narratives and life stories of the women activists, volunteers and women who came to Food Central as clients to learn what alternatives to the formal economy if any, the women use as strategies of survival in a large city.» (p. iii)
Échantillon/Matériau : The sample of this study is composed of women who living on low incomes or on social assistance and are clients at Food Central, a community organization. The sample also includes some people of the staff of Food Central and from other community organizations « [...] who work with them to assist in easing the difficulties women experience in providing for their families and themselves when household income is insufficient to cover monthly bills.» (p. iii)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«The feminization of poverty has been, and still is, a problem in North America. Canadian public policies have a negative affect on women, especially those who are mothers, single or elderly. Large urban centres such as Montréal, Québec have a large proportion of women living on low incomes or on social assistance. Québec’s history of social upheavals since the 1960s and its economic instability has created a situation that closely parallels Latin American countries. Both Québec and Latin American countries have increasingly large and popular activist organizations seeking social justice. Many of the grassroots Latin American activist organizations are creating alternatives to the globalized capitalist economy such as ’economía solidaria’ which is based on an ethics of care, reciprocity, and non-monetary forms of exchanges.» (p. iii) Dans ce mémoire, il est aussi question de la situation familiale de ces femmes, du revenu familial, de leur rôle et implication familial.