SOSC 3130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Double Bind, Firefighter, Flapper

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Regulation and resistance: moral regulation and social reform in canada, 1880-1920. Social purity multifaceted concept linked to purity of mind/body/soul (the pure life) Purity informed conceptions of nation", race, gender (e. g. pure nation/pure race) Motherhood/maternal ideology associated with pure womanhood/social policy reforms. Women experiences greater qualities after industrial capitalism. Women were not viewed as full citizens, did not have rights. Working class was being formed in the 1800s. Women and children were ripe for exploitation unskilled jobs especially in factories. Housework became a new word in the 19th century, for unpaid work done at home. New technology created for women had actually intensified. Exclusion from paid work, marginalization: wood oven men cut the wood, women had to clean the ashes, vacuum was harder to use than just mopping. Laundry was 4-days work; usually done on mondays: called blue monday . Housework was skilled: social purity movement 1880-1920s. Women"s need in the home: purity, piety, and submissiveness.

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