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Regulating girls and women [electronic resource] : sexuality, family, and the law in Ontario, 1920-1960 /
Joan Sangster.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
description
viii, 278 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0195416635 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
isbn
0195416635 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction -- Incest, the sexual abuse of children, and the power of familialism -- Rhetoric of shame, reality of leniency : wife assault and the law -- Prostitution and promiscuity : sexual regulation and the law -- "Out of control" : girls in conflict with the law -- Native women, sexuality, and the law -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
10782703
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-271) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joan Sangster is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Trent University.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Regulating Girls and Women makes a sigificant contribution to the theoretical and sustantive literature in women's history and socio-legal studies. . . the book's clarity of style and well articulated analysis make it a useful text for upper level courses in women's studies, sociology, and women's history. This is a valuable book and useful addition to a growing legal scholarship in women's history."--Left History
" Regulating Girls and Women makes a sigificant contribution to the theoretical and sustantive literature in women's history and socio-legal studies. . . the book's clarity of style and well articulated analysis make it a useful text for upper level courses in women's studies, sociology, and women's history. This is a valuable book and useful addition to a growing legal scholarship in women's history."-- Left History
"Regulating Girls and Womenmakes a sigificant contribution to the theoretical and sustantive literature in women's history and socio-legal studies. . . the book's clarity of style and well articulated analysis make it a useful text for upper level courses in women's studies, sociology, and women's history. This is a valuable book and useful addition to a growing legal scholarship in women's history."--Left History
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text examines key examples of the sexual and familial regulation of girls and women through the law in 20th century Canada.
Long Description
Analyzing key examples of the sexual and familial regulation (through the law) of girls and women in twentieth-century Canada, this work explores the ways in which class, race, and gender shape the definition and punishment of criminality. It also examines the changing social and legal definitions of "normal" versus "criminal" sexual and family relationships, using case studies of incest, childhood sexual abuse, wife assault, prostitution, girls in conflict with the law, and Native women and the law.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Incest, the Sexual Abuse of Children, and the Power of Familialismp. 17
Rhetoric of Shame, Reality of Leniency: Wife Assault and the Lawp. 47
Prostitution and Promiscuity: Sexual Regulation and the Lawp. 85
'Out of Control': Girls in Conflict with the Lawp. 131
Native Women, Sexuality, and the Lawp. 168
Conclusionp. 194
Note on Sourcesp. 205
Notesp. 209
Indexp. 272
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