Canadian Feminism in Joan Sangster's "Regulating Girls and Women"
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This paper presents a positive review of Sangste's 2001 book entitled "Regulating Girls and Women - Sexuality, Family and the Law in Ontario, 1920-1960." The paper further explains Sangster's method and commentary on a criminal justice system affecting girls and women adversely due to professional ignorance, conservative social values and notions of correction. Additionally, the book contains a valuable chapter on Native women's interaction with a system that did not regard them as culturally different or understand factors of poverty or the interference of the Indian agent.
From the Paper:"This volume fills a gap in our understanding of Canadian women's history and the rise of feminist criticisms of law and society. In a kind of hagiography of Canadian feminism, one reads much of conditions in the 19^th century, assured of progress in the 20^th century and very often, a motif of women having come into their own through the experience of World War II which saw women replace conscripted men in occupational life. This onwards and upwards rendition of Canadian women's history, with or without remarks on the post-War economic boom, increased women's employment and..."
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