Gender History: Canadian Perspectives

Paperback | September 23, 2013

byWilleen Keough, Lara Campbell

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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.

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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 u...

Willeen G. Keough is an associate professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. Actively teaching in the areas of gender history, pre-Confederation history, and Irish history, Keough is also involved in research surrounding ethnic and gendered spaces and Irish-Newfoundland women in Canadian history. Lara Campbel...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.66 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionTheorizing Gender: A HistoryUsing This BookQuestionsReferencesPart I: Gender Continuities and Change1. Gender - and Cultural Diversity in the Early Contact PeriodAboriginal CulturesEuropean NewcomersEarly ContactQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sourcePaul Le Jeune: - "On the Good Things which are Found Among the Savages"ReadingsJean-Guy A. Goulet: - "The "Berdache"/"Two-Spirit": A Comparison of Anthropological and Native Constructions of Gendered Identities among the Northern Athapaskans"Allan Greer: - "Colonial Saints: Gender, Race, and Hagiography in New France"2. Gender, Territorial Transitions, and Colonialism in the Eighteenth CenturyThe Emergence of British North AmericaInitial Expansion and ColonialismQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- Governors' Orders regarding Irish Fishing Servants in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland- Excerpt from the Narrative of the Heroic Deeds of Madeleine de Vercheres (1678-1747) aged 14 years, against the Iroquois 22-30 October 1692ReadingAnne Marie Lane Johah: - "Unequal Transitions: Two Metis Women in Eighteenth-Century Ile Royale"3. Gender, Western Expansion, and Consolidation of the Colonial Order: The Early Nineteenth Century to the 1880sFurther Expansion and ConsolidationMiddle-class Masculinity and FemininityGender Identities and Working PeopleGender and Political EntitlementGender and African-Canadian CommunitiesThe New Canadian State and ColonialismQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Laws Respecting Indians- Cartoon: Henri Julien, "A Lancer of the N.W. Mounted Police"- Cartoon: Unsigned, untitled cartoon from the Canadian Illustrated News, 1870ReadingsAdele Perry: - "The Autocracy of Love and the Legitimacy of Empire: Intimacy, Power and Scandal in Nineteenth-Century Metlakahtlah"Deborah Stiles: "Martin Butler, Masculinity and the North American Sole Leather Tanning Industry: 1871-1889"4. Gender, Citizenship, and Belonging: 1880-1920sAboriginal People and Metis at the PeripheryImmigration, Race, and GenderSocial and Moral ReformFirst-wave Feminism and SuffrageNew Women and New MenQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- Cartoon: J.W. Bengough, "I Stand for Justice: Answer, Shall I Have It?"- Excerpt from speech by British Ambassador at presentation of National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal to Arctic explorer Capt. Robert Bartlett, 1909ReadingsMary-Ellen Kelm: - "Manly Contests: Rodeo Masculinities at the Calgary Stampede"Jane Nicholas: - "Gendering the Jubilee: Gender and Modernity in the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Celebrations, 1927"5. Gender, Conflict, and the Re-imagining of Canada: From the Interwar Years to the Mid-Twentieth CenturyThe Interwar Years and the Great DepressionThe Second World War, the State, and CitizenshipPost-War Canada and the Gendered Welfare StateGender and Immigration PolicyThe Baby Boom, the Cold War, and SuburbiaQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sourcesShirley Chan: - "Laying It All on the Table: A Family Affair"Phyllis Haslam: - "The Damaged Girl in a Distorted Society"ReadingsRobert Rutherdale: - "Just Nostalgic Family Men? Off-the-Job Family Time, Providing, and Oral Histories of Fatherhood in Postwar Canada, 1945-1975"Tarah Brookfield: - "The Home Front becomes the Front Line: Fallout Shelter Madness"6. Gender, Activism, and Change: From the Mid-1960s to the Late-Twentieth CenturySecond-wave FeminismLGBTQ ActivismMen's Movements and Late-Twentieth-Century MasculinitiesThird-wave FeminismQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sourceMichael Mainville: - "Men's Groups Drum up Some Dubious Ideas"ReadingDanielle Naumann: - "Aboriginal Women in Canada: On the Choice to Renounce or Reclaim Aboriginal Identity"Part II: Gender Issues7. Gender and WorkFrom Pre-Industrial Work to the Industrial Transformation of LabourGender and Domestic ServiceGender and the ProfessionsGender Stratification of Work: White, Blue, and PinkThe Gender Wage GapLabour Organizing and UnionsCultural and State Participation in the Gendering of WorkQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- Photo: Jerry Lonecloud (1854- 1930), 1928. Mi'kmaq medical man, Nova Scotia.- Photo: Barn Raising, Brampton, 1900.- Photo: Cecil Roberts and his brother Charlie eating lunch about 2.5 miles out under the Atlantic, 800 feet below the ocean floor.ReadingsChristina Burr: - "Some Adventures of the Boys: Enniskillen Township's 'Foreign Drillers,' Imperialism, and Colonial Discourse, 1873-1923"Becki L. Ross: - "Bumping and Grinding on the Line: Making Nudity Pay"8. Gender and Legal SystemsMarriage and DivorceSexuality and the Formal Legal SystemRace, Class, and EthnicityNegotiating Formal and Informal JusticeChallenging Gendered LawsQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sourceJames Armstrong: - A Treatise on the Law Relating to Marriage in Lower Canada (Montreal, 1857), 14-21 (abridged)."ReadingsMary Anne Poutanen: - "Regulating Public Space in Early Nineteenth-Century Montreal: Vagrancy Laws and Gender in a Colonial Context"Nicki Darbyson: - "'Sadists and Softies': Gender and the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Canada: A Case Study of Steven Truscott, 1959-1976"9. Gender and the BodyReading the BodyChallenging Sex: Intersex and Transsexual BodiesHealth, Reproduction, and Control of the BodyQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sourceHenry Napheys: - "Secret Bad Habits"ReadingsBarbara L. Marshall: - "Climacteric Redux? (Re)medicalizing the Male Menopause"Deborah Findlay: - "Discovery Sex: Medical Science, Feminism, and Intersexuality"10. Gender and SexualityIdeas about Sexuality"Normal" and "Abnormal" Sexualities: Constructing BoundariesSexual Desire: Definitions and InterventionsDiverse Sexual IdentitiesQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary source- Excerpt from "We Demand" manifesto of the Canadian gay liberation movement, presented to Parliament on 28 August 1971.ReadingLyle Dick: - Same-sex Intersections of the Prairie Settlement Era: The 1895 Case of Regina's "Oscar Wilde"11. Gender and ViolenceGendering ViolenceSanctioning Violent MasculinityDomestic ViolenceSexual ViolenceViolence, Marginalization, and InequalityQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- On the Practice of Duelling in Upper CanadaMaya Rolbin-Ghanie: - "An Olympic Failure: At least 137 Native Women Murdered or Missing in BC since 1980"ReadingsWilleen Keough: - "'Now you vagabond [W]hore I have you': Plebeian Women, Assault Cases, and Gender and Class Relations on the Southern Avalon, 1750-1860"Marlene Epp: - "Heroes or Yellow-Bellies? Masculinity and the Conscientious Objector"12. Gender, Religious Institutions, and SpiritualitiesIndigenous SpiritualtiesChristianityIslamQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- Excerpt from "Report of the meetings held in Montreal, Sept. 9th and 10th, 1886, called by the Provisional Committee which was authorized by the Board of Missions for the purpose of organizing a Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Foreign and Domestic Missions of the Church of England in Canada"(Montreal: J. Lovell), 8-10.Rheal Seguin: - "Invited to Quebec Legislature, Sikhs then Barred for Carrying Kirpans"ReadingsHelle-Mai Lenk: - "The Case of Emilie Ouimet: News Discourse on Hijab and the Construction of Quebecois National Identity"Dan Horner: - "'Shame Upon You as Men!': Contesting Authority in the Aftermath of Montreal's Gavazzi Riot"13. Gender, Popular Culture, and Mass MediaObjectification: Representations of Gendered BodiesMasculinity: Popular Culture and ViolenceCreative Consumption and Unintended ReadingsQuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferencesPrimary sources- Poster: 2010 Canadian CBBF Bodybuilding Championships Poster, 14 August 2010.- Photo: Bobby Hull, 1966.- Transgender Contestant Falls Short at Miss Universe CanadaReadingsStephen Fielding: - "Ethnicity in Trail, British Columbia, 1970-77"John Wong: - "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Black: Race, Class, and Victorian Vancouver's First Lifeguard"GlossaryIndex

Editorial Reviews

"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