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

Christie, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 0773523308 / ISBN 13: 9780773523302
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Title: Households of Faith - Family, Gender, and ...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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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. The book 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.

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Crook is a retired teacher, and attended the University of Toronto's College of Education. She tours schools trying to spark an interest in patriotism and history.

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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Michael Gauvreau is a professor in the Department of History at McMaster University.

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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