From Left to Right: Maternalism and Women's Political Activism in Postwar Canada by Brian T. Thorn

From Left to Right: Maternalism and Women's Political Activism in Postwar Canada

byBrian T. Thorn

Kobo ebook | July 22, 2016

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In From Left to Right, Brian Thorn explores what motivated Canadian women to become politically engaged in the 1940s and ’50s. Although women in these decades are often depicted as being trapped in the suburbs, they joined diverse political parties, including the CCF, Social Credit, and the Communist Party of Canada. Thorn argues, controversially, that while women on the “left” and “right” had different goals, their activism continued to be informed by maternalism. They used their roles as wives and mothers to influence their parties’ positions and to break down barriers. Along the way, they laid the foundations for the 1960s feminist movement.

Title:From Left to Right: Maternalism and Women's Political Activism in Postwar CanadaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 22, 2016Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774832118

ISBN - 13:9780774832113

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