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Title Mapping the margins : the family and social discipline in Canada, 1700-1975 / edited by Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau
Published Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 407 pages) : illustrations
Contents Broken families. Gender, family, and mutual assistance in New France: widows, widowers, and orphans in eighteenth-century Quebec / Josette Brun ; A "painful dependence": female begging letters and the familial economy of obligation / Nancy Christie ; Itineraries of marriage and widowhood in nineteenth-century Montreal / Bettina Bradbury ; Marginal by definition? stepchildren in Quebec, 1866-1920/ Peter Gossage -- Bachelors and spinsters. The invention of the margin as an invention of the family: the case of rural Quebec in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Ollivier Hubert ; The peddler's tale: radical religion and family marginality in the journal of Ralph Merry, 1804-1863 / J.I. Little ; "Old maidism itself": spinsterhood in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary and life-writing texts from maritime Canada / Gwendolyn Davies ; Matthews and Marillas: bachelors and spinsters in Prince Edward Island in 1881 / Michele Stairs -- Institutions and marginality. The lunatic fringe: families, madness, and institutional confinement in Victorian Ontario / James Moran, David Wright, and Mat Savelli ; Orphans in Quebec: on the margins of which family? Denyse Baillargeon ; Nova Scotia and its unmarried mothers, 1945-1975 / Suzanne Morton ; Grizzled old men and lonely widows: constructing the single elderly as a social problem in Canada's welfare state, 1945-1967 / James Struthers ; The family as pathology: psychology, social science and history construct the nuclear family, 1945-1980 / Michael Gauvreau
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Families -- Canada.
Marginality, Social -- Canada -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Christie, Nancy, 1958-
Gauvreau, Michael, 1956-
ISBN 077357185X (electronic bk.)
9780773571853 (electronic bk.)