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Author Campbell, Lara, 1970-
Title Respectable citizens : gender, family, and unemployment in Ontario's Great Depression / Lara Campbell.
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.

Author Campbell, Lara, 1970-
Series Studies in gender and history
Studies in gender and history.
Subject Unemployed -- Ontario -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- Ontario -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Families -- Ontario -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Unemployed -- Services for -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. 'Giving All the Good in Me to Save My Children': Domestic Labour, Motherhood, and 'Making Do' in Ontario Families -- 2. 'If He Is a Man He Becomes Desperate': Unemployed Husbands, Fathers, and Workers -- 3. Obligations of Family: Parents, Children's Labour, and Youth Culture -- 4. 'A Family's Self-Respect and Morale': Negotiating Respectability and Conflict in Home and Family -- 5. Militant Mothers and Loving Fathers: Gender, Family, and Ethnicity in Protest -- Conclusion: Survival, Citizenship, and State.
Summary "High unemployment rates, humiliating relief policy, and the spectre of eviction characterized the experiences of many Ontario families in the Great Depression. Respectable Citizens is an examination of the material difficulties and survival strategies of families facing poverty and unemployment, and an analysis of how collective action and protest redefined the meanings of welfare and citizenship in the 1930s." "Lara Campbell draws on diverse sources including newspapers, family and juvenile court records, premiers' papers, memoirs, and oral histories to uncover the ways in which the material workings of the family and the discursive category of 'respectable' citizenship were invested with gendered obligations and Anglo-British identity. Respectable Citizens demonstrates how women and men represented themselves as entitled to make specific claims on the state, shedding new light on the cooperative and conflicting relationships between men and women, parents and children, and citizen and state in 1930s Canada."--Jacket
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9781442697416 (electronic bk.)
1442697415 (electronic bk.)
9781442697041 (electronic bk.)
1442697040 (electronic bk.)
9780802099747 (bound)
0802099742 (bound)
9780802096692 (pbk.)
0802096697 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN (Coutts)017730924
OCLC # 777349579
Additional Format Print version: Campbell, Lara, 1970- Respectable citizens. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2009 (DLC) 2009504400 (OCoLC)404612900

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