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Gender history : Canadian perspectives /
edited by Willeen G. Keough and Lara Campbell.
imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2014.
description
xi, 472 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195443438 (Paper), 9780195443431 (Paper)
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imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2014.
isbn
0195443438 (Paper)
9780195443431 (Paper)
catalogue key
9052244
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
"This is a desperately needed update to the available literature on the subject of gender and Canadian history. It is, to my knowledge, unique in providing a single, coherent narrative on the topic." --G. Bruce Retallack, University of Toronto
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Main Description
Combining primary and secondary sources with original discussions, Gender History examines the full range of gender experiences - past and present - beyond typical conceptions of masculinity and femininity. Addressing both the chronology and crucial themes of gender in Canada, this combination text/reader is an essential resource for understanding the evolution of the Canadian gender system.
Main Description
Combining primary and secondary sources with original discussions, Gender History examines the full range of gender experiences - past and present - beyond typical conceptions of masculinity and femininity. Addressing both the chronology and crucial themes of gender in Canada, thiscombination text/reader is an essential resource for understanding the evolution of the Canadian gender system.
Main Description
Gender History: Canadian Perspectives is both a textbook and a reader that provides students with a wealth of material on gender history in Canada. Willeen G. Keough and Lara Campbell have seamlessly integrated primary and secondary sources with original overviews and end-of-chapter material to create a comprehensive resource for students of gender history. The editors' comprehensive chapter overviews encourage students to move beyond typical conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity to consider the full range of gender experiences. The overviews also help students understand that gender is a system that creates and maintains difference along with other key power systems such as race and class. It is through these systems that power has been negotiated and distributed in Canada since first contact. The text takes a unique approach to the discipline by devoting half the book to a chronological examination that covers the period from pre-European contact to the twenty-first century. The second half undertakes a detailed examination of crucial themes, devoting each chapter to a different theme such as religion, work, violence, and popular culture. The aim of this approach is to allow students to understand both the broader pattern of gender history over time while still enabling them to thoroughly investigate specific themes. Through carefully crafted discussion sections, students are encouraged to actively engage with and interpret 27 primary sources. The sources take a range of formats including newspaper articles, court records, photographs, cartoons, and speeches. The meticulously edited readings provide a depth of knowledge and context that enables students to think critically about gender history. The primary sources and readings also support the distinctly Canadian focus of this text, allowing students comprehensive access to the study of gender history in Canada.

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