Households of Faith: Family, Gender and Community in Canada, 1760-1969

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Nancy Christie
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2002 - Religion - 381 pages
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Households of Faith examines a variety of religious traditions with a particular focus on the way in which religious communities define gender identities. The authors explore the boundaries drawn in religious discourse between the private and public, offering a revisionist perspective on the theoretical framework of separate spheres. By analysing gender relations within the matrix of the family, they explore both the conflicts and interdependency of gender roles. Households of Faith has a broad scope, extending from a consideration of church ritual in New France, to demographic analyses of New Brunswick and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, to the intersection of gender and ethnicity, the construction of family in Aboriginal communities, and the changing definitions of sex roles and the family itself among both clergy and laypeople. Contributors include Nancy Christie, Enrico Cumbo (CBC), Patricia Dirks (Brock University), Ken Draper (Canadian Bible College), Michael Gauvreau (McMaster University), Ollivier Hubert (Université de Montréal), Christine Hudon (Université de Sherbrooke), Hannah Lane (University of New Brunswick), J.I. Little (Simon Fraser University), Susan Neylan (Wilfrid Laurier University), and Marguerite Van Die (Queen's University).
 

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Contents

FrenchCanadian Catholic Families at Mass from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
37
A MidNineteenthCentury Anglican Perspective on Marriage and Parenthood
77
POPULAR RELIGION AND FAMILY STRATEGIES
101
Protestants Family and Denominational Identity in MidNineteenthCentury St Stephen New Brunswick
103
The FrenchCanadian Protestants of South Ely Quebec 18501901
138
Navigating Kin and Culture in Protestant Missions to the Tsimshian 18571896
167
GENDER SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE LANGUAGE OF DOMESTICITY
203
Gendered Expressions of ItalianCanadian Immigrant Catholicity 19001940
205
Women Religion and the Family in MidVictorian Brantford Ontario
234
Saving the Social in LateVictorian London Ontario
264
The Canadian Protestant Experience 19001920
290
MODERNITY SEXUALITY AND THE INDIVIDUALIST TEMPER
317
Catholicism and the MarriagePreparation Movement in Quebec 19401966
319
The United Church and the Privatization of the Family in PostWar Canada
348
Patriarchal Piety and Canadas Liberal Tradition
377
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Page 22 - See Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (London: Temple Smith, 1978), ch.
Page 30 - Mark C. Carnes, Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America (New Haven: Yale University' Press, 1989); Mary Ann Clawson, Constructing Brotherhood: Class, Gender, and Fraternalism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989).
Page 31 - Edward Shorter: Illegitimacy, Sexual Revolution and Social Change in Modern Europe.

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NANCY CHRISTIE is an independent scholar in Toronto and the Innis prize-winning author of "A Full-Orbed Christianity: The Protestant Churches and Social Welfare in Canada.

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