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HIST 152
Jason Zorbas

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History 152 post confedeJune 11, 2009 Abstract  A summery of your potential topic  Do not need footnotes or end notes but can Thesis  Sentence where you will tell what you are going to argue and how you are going to prove it Sources  Will be cited as if they are part of your works cited page  Graded on format, and if they are good sources  Not expecting you to have read the full book by Monday Today is a concept day we will talk about ideas Society and Culture in the pre-War Canada 1. Work and family - cultural ideas are constantly evolving, they grow they change they are not static they are organic - including ideas of what constitutes a family - the roles of the varies members of the family have grown, have changed, have evolved Childhood - once you hit the age of talking is artificial, it is created and relatively new th - in most societies leading up until the 20 century once a child hits the age of reason, you can have a conversation with them, they are a mini adult - they needed a time where they could talk without being an adult When you go into the library database and download the article you have the book, cite it as the book History 152 post confederatiJune 11, 2009 - a legal separation for work has been created, children should not work they should have fun, adults should work - Societies expectation is that Children should not have to care for themselves, if you are a child you will be cared full - The ideas of what a child can and cannot do has been changing - The age of marriage has increased, Children cannot work, they cannot sign contracts, expectations on criminal behavior is different (children use to be hung) - [Children under the age of twelve cannot be charged, new] - Children 12-18 are charged as a child, not an adult - Children cannot vote - Children cannot go to war - In Canada a child cannot drink - Children cannot smoke - Has to do with the idea that children need to be protected - Around the 1900s’ people are slowly bringing in the initial legislation in Canada 1) Begin to create mandatory education - Children have to go to school 2) Children cannot work - there was a huge resistance to this, children were good cheap labor - Almost all provincial legislation [1867-1914] - different provinces passed legislation at different times - Creating childhood -instituting the ideas - putting children into school - created a more centralize society - taught to speak the same English - taught the same rudimentary skills - taught in the same basic way * Think about it, everyone in Canada is taught in the same basic way* * Our education system is modeled after the German model, which was designed to teach boys to be proper soldiers* - our education system is uniformed - As childhood is evolving, so to is the role of the mother and the father Man, woman, family - as children begin to go to school the role of the mother begins to When you go into the library database and download the article you have the book, cite it as the book History 152 post confederationJune 11, 2009 change, the role of the father says the same - most lower class families couldn’t survive on just the fathers income - boys – factory - girls – domestic workers - mothers – sew, garden - was all used to subsidize the mans wage - as families move from Rural-Urban the family economy goes from substance family economy (growing things – crops, animals’) to wage (no more direct things, now you have an wage that translates into money to buy what you need) - Children had to sublimate the wage 2. Crisis of Masculinity Lower class: - As children are taken out of the working force they become a dependent, family economy becomes strained - Children go from a provider to a spender (drain) - The role of a man 150 years ago was the role of a “Bread Winner” - a man who could not provide for his family is not a man - As more and more man move into the cities, the wages go down as there is always somebody else willing to do the job - many lower class man turned to alcohol - many man would go to the local club --- Their socialization - they would drink heavily - money that they did not have they would spend on alcohol - becomes a major problem, alcohol becomes associated with the lower (working) class - becomes the traditional image of who drinks beer Middle Class: - Guys are slowly moving into professions, they are becoming professionals - doctors - dentist - lawyers - secretaries - you sit behind a desk all day, there is nothing masculine about that - there was a fear in society that man were becoming non- masculine - organized sports grow out of the middle class concern about When you go into the library database and download the article you have the book, cite it as the book History 152 post confederationJune 11, 2009 the crisis of masculinity - perception was: one of the ways you can recapture your masculinity was by joining the army reserve - considered a middle class male obligation - every country has literally millions of man already trained and ready to fight - when WWI broke out there was line ups for people to be requited, they didn’t want to miss the war
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