Caregiving on the Periphery: Historical Perspectives on Nursing and Midwifery in Canada by Myra RutherdaleCaregiving on the Periphery: Historical Perspectives on Nursing and Midwifery in Canada by Myra Rutherdale

Caregiving on the Periphery: Historical Perspectives on Nursing and Midwifery in Canada

byMyra Rutherdale

Paperback | April 19, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.95

Earn 175 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Assembling scholars from nursing, women's studies, geography, native studies, and history, this volume looks at the experience of nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador, northern Saskatchewan, northern British Columbia, and the Arctic and features essays on topics such as Mennonite midwives in Western Canada, missionary nurses, and Aboriginal nursing assistants in the Yukon. Contributors illuminate the larger themes of religion, colonialism, social divisions, and native-newcomer relations. Special attention is paid to nursing in Aboriginal communities and the relations of race to medical work, particularly in connection to ideas of British ethnicity and conceptualized meanings of "whiteness." An informative collection of fascinating works, Caregiving on the Periphery provides insight into the history of medicine in Canada and the long-established importance of women for the country's wellbeing.
Myra Rutherdale (1961-2014) was associate professor of history at York University.
Loading
Title:Caregiving on the Periphery: Historical Perspectives on Nursing and Midwifery in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 19, 2010Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0773536760

ISBN - 13:9780773536760

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Caregiving on the Periphery provides an excellent introduction to some of the best in nursing and midwife history in Canada. It also provides students and specialists with new avenues for further research on the multidimensional history of caregiving." B