The Dominion of Youth

Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920 to 1950
 
 
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 8. Oktober 2008
 
  • Buch
  • |
  • Softcover
  • |
  • 312 Seiten
978-1-55458-151-1 (ISBN)
 
Adolescence, like childhood, is more than a biologically defined life stage: it is also a sociohistorical construction. The meaning and experience of adolescence are reformulated according to societal needs, evolving scientific precepts, and national aspirations relative to historic conditions. Although adolescence was by no means a "discovery" of the early twentieth century, it did assume an identifiably modern form during the years between the Great War and 1950. The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920 to 1950 captures what it meant for young Canadians to inhabit this liminal stage of life within the context of a young nation caught up in the self-formation and historic transformation that would make modern Canada. Because the young at this time were seen paradoxically as both the hope of the nation and the source of its possible degeneration, new policies and institutions were developed to deal with the "problem of youth." This history considers how young Canadians made the transition to adulthood during a period that was "developmental"--both for youth and for a nation also working toward individuation. During the years considered here, those who occupied this "dominion" of youth would see their experiences more clearly demarcated by generation and culture than ever before. With this book, Cynthia Comacchio offers the first detailed study of adolescence in early-twentieth-century Canada and demonstrates how young Canadians of the period became the nation's first modern teenagers.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
  • |
  • Kanada
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
b/w photos
  • Höhe: 228 mm
  • |
  • Breite: 152 mm
  • |
  • Dicke: 24 mm
  • 470 gr
978-1-55458-151-1 (9781554581511)
1554581516 (1554581516)

weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
Cynthia Comacchio is a professor in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. Her previous publications include Nations Are Built of Babies: Saving Ontarios Mothers and Children, 1900 to 1940 and The Infinite Bonds of Family: Domesticity in Canada, 1850 to 1940 . With Elizabeth Jane Errington, she edited People, Places and Times: Topics in Canadian Social History , vol. 1: Pre-Confederation and vol. 2: Post-Confederation .
Preface; Introduction; In Theory: The "Problem of Modern Youth"; In the Home: Intergenerational Relations; In Love: Dating & Mating; At School: The Culture of "Modern High"; On the Job: Training & Earning; At Play: Fads, Fashions & Fun; At the Club: Youth Organisations; Conclusion: Youth's Dominion; Index.
The Dominion of Youth is an outstanding achievement that will be useful to researchers across many fields and in classes relating to transnational histories of youth, education, nationalism, and modern Canada. Comacchio's work breaks new ground for North American childhood studies. She brings important new observations into the growing global conversation about the history of adolescence and the challenges of finding the voices, practices, and cultural realities of adolescence in the past.''--Don Romesburg "History of Education Quarterly, Volume 48, Number 3, August 2008 "

Versand in 3-4 Wochen

40,64 €
inkl. 7% MwSt.
in den Warenkorb

Abholung vor Ort? Sehr gerne!
Unsere Web-Seiten verwenden Cookies. Mit der Nutzung dieser Web-Seiten erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden. Mehr Informationen finden Sie in unserem Datenschutzhinweis. Ok