The Resource Baby trouble in the last best West : making new people in Alberta, 1905-1939, Amy Kaler, (electronic resource)

Baby trouble in the last best West : making new people in Alberta, 1905-1939, Amy Kaler, (electronic resource)

Label
Baby trouble in the last best West : making new people in Alberta, 1905-1939
Title
Baby trouble in the last best West
Title remainder
making new people in Alberta, 1905-1939
Statement of responsibility
Amy Kaler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reproduction is the most emotionally complicated human activity. It transforms lives but it also creates fears and anxieties about women whose childbearing doesn't conform to the norm. Baby Trouble in the Last Best West explores the ways that women's childbearing became understood as a social problem in early twentieth-century Alberta. Kaler utilizes censuses, newspaper reports, social work case files, and personal letters to illuminate the ordeals that women, men, and babies were subjected as Albertans debated childbearing. Through the lens of reproduction, Amy Kaler offers a vivid and engaging analysis of how colonialism, racism, nationalism, medicalization, and evolving gender politics contributed to Alberta's imaginative economy of reproduction. Kaler investigates five different episodes of "baby trouble" including: the emergence of obstetrics as a political issue, the drive for eugenic sterilization, unmarried childbearing and "rescue homes" for unmarried mothers, state-sponsored allowances for single mothers, and high infant mortality. Baby Trouble in the Last Best West will transport the reader to the turmoil of Alberta's early years while examining the complexity of settler society-building and gender struggles."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaler, Amy
Dewey number
971.23/02
Index
index present
LC call number
F1078
LC item number
.K35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alberta
  • Reproductive rights
  • Human reproduction
  • Women
  • Single mothers
  • Parenthood
  • Illegitimacy
  • Infants
  • HISTORY / Canada / General
Label
Baby trouble in the last best West : making new people in Alberta, 1905-1939, Amy Kaler, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Little Immigrant Who Comes into Our Homes: The Material Conditions of Childbirth; 3 Treasures: Multiple Economies of Reproduction at the Beulah Rescue Home; 4 Mothers' Duties: Eugenics, Sterilization, and the United Farm Women of Alberta; 5 "Perhaps You May Think Me Independent": The Right to Mothers' Allowance; 6 Unless the Infant Lives, the National Gain Is Nil: Infant Mortality as Failed Reproduction; 7 Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn978641041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442663350
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
65C8EED3-6806-4D3D-8A24-14B38AF840CE
System control number
(OCoLC)978641041
Label
Baby trouble in the last best West : making new people in Alberta, 1905-1939, Amy Kaler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Little Immigrant Who Comes into Our Homes: The Material Conditions of Childbirth; 3 Treasures: Multiple Economies of Reproduction at the Beulah Rescue Home; 4 Mothers' Duties: Eugenics, Sterilization, and the United Farm Women of Alberta; 5 "Perhaps You May Think Me Independent": The Right to Mothers' Allowance; 6 Unless the Infant Lives, the National Gain Is Nil: Infant Mortality as Failed Reproduction; 7 Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn978641041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442663350
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
65C8EED3-6806-4D3D-8A24-14B38AF840CE
System control number
(OCoLC)978641041

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