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Mar 14- Creating “Normal” Families .pdf
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Department
History
Course
HIST 1080
Professor
Molly Ladd- Taylor
Semester
Fall

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March 14: Creating “Normal” Families Tutorial: Katherine Castles, “Nice,AverageAmericans” Karen Dubinsky, “AHaven from Racism?” ▯ Lecture: - informal adoptions - bad to be unwed mother - province constitutes whats a family - government regulation - confidentiality - matching children - pregnancy ruins a young girls reputation - stupid girls get pregnant - babies of unwed mothers are normal - being infertile is shameful - you must be unfilled - matching adoption regime—baby matches you on race, eye colour and no one will ever known - butterbox babies: hoarding babies and selling them out? - wouldn't put babies in different religions - lack of jewish babies for jews to adopt - didn't want stigma of illegitimacy to ruin their family - so baby mamas were happy to just give it up bc so easily getting pregnant after war and mother who couldn't get pregnant were happy to take the babies to feel fulfilled - sixties scoop: removal of aboriginal children from their homes—adopting out to white hopes - indigenous into white homes experienced racism and cul
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