Mapping the Margins: The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975 by Nancy ChristieMapping the Margins: The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975 by Nancy Christie

Mapping the Margins: The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975

byNancy Christie, Michael Gauvreau

Paperback | November 1, 2004

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Those in marginal family formations - spinsters, bachelors, orphans, unmarried mothers, the insane, and the aged - have largely been overlooked by historians. Building on the new theoretical proposition that the family must be seen as a regulatory institution of unequal hierarchies of age, gender, and social status, Mapping the Margins challenges the view that the nuclear family was dominant in Canada and provides significant new evidence to help understand family life historically. In constructing broader arguments about the changing relationship between the family, the individual, and the state, this innovative volume charts a new interpretive framework that sees the family as a central arbiter in constructing identities and politics in the modernizing world.
Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau are the authors of the award-winning A Full-Orbed Christianity: The Protestant Churches and Social Welfare in Canada, 1900-1940 and co-editors of Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada, 1940-1955. Nancy Christie is a
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Title:Mapping the Margins: The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 6 × 8.92 inPublished:November 1, 2004Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:077352729X

ISBN - 13:9780773527294

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