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HIST191 Lecture Notes - Political Movement, Second-Wave Feminism, Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill


Department
History
Course Code
HIST191
Professor
Julia Roberts

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HIST 191 JAN. 1946 BABY BOOMER MON. NOV. 12
The Baby Boom
First baby boomer, Nicole Mazerolle, born Jan. 1 1947 finished high school, had opportunity for
education
Brought equal rights to Canadian campuses
Fought racism
Challenged accepted ideas in Canada, represented a generation that challenged norm
o Challenged social norms
o Sex can be more open
o Youth have role to play in society
o Emergence of social movements
As a result, reshaping of state, work, etc
Represents hope: thought they could change the world
1946+ Canada becomes baby crazed
o Birth rate skyrockets
o 1946-1955 3.9 million babies born in Canada
Revolutionary Childrearing Advice
Dr Spocks “Baby and Child Care” Instruction manual for Canadian children
Respected because Canadians worried about democracy
Telling parents to raise kids different, show affection, empower them, nurture them
Keynesianism
Economic framework of 1950-60’s
When you’re in the depression you spend money to keep economy going
Government has ability to spend more than it’s ever spent before
Canadians growing up in affluence and fear and in different locations
Suburbs
Have privacy/freedom because of cars
1950s Sense of Difference grow up into radical anti-authoritarian 1960s
Sense of difference
Demographic burst kids spending longer with other kids, schools are exploding with large
population, prolonged adolescence, marketers see opportunity because of large group, youth
creating culture in return
Fears are growing kids are developing own culture apart from parents
Become alienated in university
In loco parentsis: in place of the parent.
Student movements acting against in loco parentsis
Political movement of change in university
Most baby boomers worked at factories, 11% in University
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