Home, Work, and Play: Situating Canadian Social History

Paperback | February 25, 2015

EditorJames Opp, John C. Walsh

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Featuring engaging articles by some of Canada's finest historians, this expertly crafted volume explores a wide range of topics and social issues - including constructions of gender and social status, participation in labour, access to education and health care, and more. Well-rounded andup-to-date, this new edition provides balanced coverage of pre- and post-Confederation Canada to help students understand how Canadians have interpreted and experienced home, work, and play across time.

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Featuring engaging articles by some of Canada's finest historians, this expertly crafted volume explores a wide range of topics and social issues - including constructions of gender and social status, participation in labour, access to education and health care, and more. Well-rounded andup-to-date, this new edition provides balanced c...

James Opp is an associate professor in the department of history at Carleton University. He assisted in the development of the Canadian social history course at Carleton and has written a variety of papers in addition to his work as an editor on Home, Work, and Play. John C. Walsh is an assistant professor in the department of histor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.66 inPublished:February 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199010862

ISBN - 13:9780199010868

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Part One: At Home1. Katherine M.J. McKenna: Women's Agency in Upper Canada: Prescott's Board of Police Record, 1834-18502. Marguerite Van Die: Nurture and Education: The Christian Home3. Paige Raibmon: "Living on Display": Colonial Visions of Aboriginal Domestic Spaces4. Valerie Minnett and Mary-Anne Poutanen: Swatting Flies for Health: Children and Tuberculosis in Early Twentieth-Century Montreal NEW5. Stacey Zembrzycki: "There Were Always Men in Our House": Gender and the Childhood Memories of Working-Class Ukrainians in Depression-Era Canada6. Deborah McPhail: What to Do with the "Tubby Hubby"? "Obesity," the Crisis of Masculinity, and the Nuclear Family in Early Cold War Canada NEW7. Franca Iacovetta and Valerie J. Korinek: Jell-O Salads, One-Stop Shopping, and Maria the Homemaker: The Gender Politics of Food8. Patrick Vitale: A Model Suburb for Model Suburbanites: Order, Control, and Expertise in Thorncrest Village NEW9. Sean Purdy: Framing Regent Park: The National Film Board of Canada and the Construction of "Outcast Spaces" in the Inner City, 1953 and 199410. Visualizing HomePart Two: At Work11. Carolyn Podruchny: The Theatre of Hegemony: Masters, Clerks, and Servants NEW12. Daniel Samson: The Spirit of Industry and Improvement: Liberal Government and Rural-Industrial Society, Nova Scotia, 1790-1862 NEW13. Nicolas Kenny: Encounters with Industrial Space (new)14. Andrew Parnaby: "The Best Men that Ever Worked the Lumber": Aboriginal Longshoremen on Burrard Inlet, BC, 1863-193915. Kate Boyer: "Miss Remington" Goes to Work: Gender, Space, and Technology at the Dawn of the Information Age16. Merle Massie: Even the Turnips Were Edible NEW17. Jennifer A. Stephen: The National Selective Service Women's Division and the Management of Women War Workers NEW18. Donica Belisle: Exploring Post-Wwar Consumption: The Campaign to Unionize Eaton's in Toronto, 1948-1952 NEW19. Katharine Rollwagen: When Ghosts Hovered: Community and Crisis in the Company Town of Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada NEW20. Becki Ross and Kim Greenwell: Spectacular Striptease: Performing the Sexual and Racial Other in Vancouver, BC, 1945-7521. Visualizing WorkPart Three: At Play22. Gillian Poulter: "Brave North Western Voyageurs": Snowshoeing in Montreal NEW23. R. Blake Brown: "Every Boy Ought to Learn to Shoot and to Obey Orders": Guns, Boys, and the Law in English Canada from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Great War NEW24. Colin D. Howell: Borderlines, Baselines, and Big Game: Conceptualizing the Northeast as a Sporting Region25. Sharon Wall: Totem Poles, Teepees, and Token Traditions: "Playing Indian" at Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-195526. Russell Field: Constructing the Preferred Spectator: Arena Design and Operation and the Consumption of Hockey in 1930s Toronto NEW27. Dan Malleck: Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-1944 NEW28. Valerie J. Korinek: "We're the Girls of the Pansy Parade": Historicizing Winnipeg's Queer Subcultures, 1930s-1970 NEW29. Steve Penfold: "Our New Palace of Donut Pleasure": The Donut Shop and Consumer Culture, 1961-197630. George Colpitts: Films, Tourists, and Bears in the National Parks: Managing Park Use and the Problematic "Highway Bum" Bear in the 1970s NEW31. Visualizing Play

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"This is a great collection. . . . The editors have done an excellent job of chopping and paring down some of the articles to get to the essential points." --Christopher Dummitt, Trent University