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Normalizing the Ideal: Psychology, Schooling, and the Family in Postwar Canada

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Homemaker mom, breadwinning dad who played hockey with his son on the weekends, one brother or sister, this was normal Canadian life in the fifties, right? Well, not quite, but author Mona Gleason argues that Canadian psychologists were in part responsible for…
Children, Teachers and Schools in the History of British Columbia: In the History of British…

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This new edition explores the myriad ways that education, broadly defined, molds each of us in profound and enduring ways. Laid against the supporting scaffolding of modern critical theory, the chapters offer cutting edge perspectives of going to school in…
Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History: The Difference Kids Make

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Do children and youth have their own history? How is it different from traditional accounts? What difference do children make to our understanding of contemporary Canada? This collection of distinguished and original articles are divided into eleven thematic…
Small Matters: Canadian Children in Sickness and Health, 1900-1940

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What was it like to be young and sick in the past? Who taught children how to be healthy and what were they expected to learn? In Small Matters, Mona Gleason explores how medical professionals, lay practitioners, and parents understood young patients and how…
Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History

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Rethinking Canada is a collection of essays on the diverse lives, struggles, and contributions of women in Canadian history. Now in its sixth edition, this trusted text includes articles spanning from the 1600s to the present day. Eighteen new essays offer…
Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States

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Children and youth occupy important social and political roles, even as they sleep in their cribs or hang out on street corners. Conceptualized as either harbingers or saboteurs of a bright, secure tomorrow, young people have motivated many adult-driven plans to…