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White unwed mother : the adoption mandate in postwar Canada

Author: Valerie J Andrews
Publisher: Bradford, ON : Demeter Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the majority of "unwed mothers" in postwar Canada, having a child "out-of-wedlock" invariably meant being subject to the adoption mandate. Andrews describes the mandate as a process of interrelated institutional power systems which, together with socio-cultural norms, ideals of gender heteronormativity, and emerging sociological and psychoanalytic theories, created historically unique conditions in the post
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie J Andrews
ISBN: 9781772581720 1772581720
OCLC Number: 1041766998
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Valerie J. Andrews.

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