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The Resource Making good : law and moral regulation in Canada, 1867-1939, Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo

Making good : law and moral regulation in Canada, 1867-1939, Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo

Label
Making good : law and moral regulation in Canada, 1867-1939
Title
Making good
Title remainder
law and moral regulation in Canada, 1867-1939
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young Canada was often portrayed as a virginal woman or as a healthy frontiersman, and the ideals of purity, industry, and self-discipline were celebrated as essential features of the Canadian identity. To ensure that Canadians lived up to this image, different levels of government passed a variety of laws and created an expanding range of institutions to enforce them. Making Good looks at the changing relationship between law and morality in Canada during a critical phase of nation-building, from Confederation to the onset of the Second World War. The authors argue that, thought the law played a significant role in giving Canada a moral cast, its homogenizing tendencies did not always meet with anticipated success, as values deemed 'good' by the government were constantly repudiated by those on whom they were imposed." "Strange and Loo examine both the major institutions which patrolled morality - the Department of Indian Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and the North-West Mounted Police - and the agencies that worked at local levels, such as police forces, schools, correctional facilities, juvenile and family courts, and morality squads. They also look at many fascinating acts of resistance to moral ordinances, showing that not all Canadians shared the same vision of goodness. Among the themes that run throughout the book are the concept of the internal threat to the foundations of national decency, the influence of the United States on Canada's moral order, and the regional discrepancies in the success of moral governance." "Through topics as diverse as gambling, marriage and divorce, and sexual deviance, Making Good shows that character-building was critical to the broader project of nation-building. The book will be a welcome addition to undergraduate courses in Canadian history, and will interest social historians; historians of Native peoples, the working class, and women; criminologists; and political scientists."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CaOTU
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1959-
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Strange, Carolyn
Dewey number
340/.112/0971
Index
index present
LC call number
KE417.M67
LC item number
S87 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1962-
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Loo, Tina
Series statement
Themes in Canadian social history
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  • Law and ethics
  • Law
  • Canada
  • LAW
  • HISTORY
  • Law
  • Law and ethics
  • Moral conditions
  • Canada
  • Gesetz
  • Moral
  • Kanada
  • 1850-1899
  • 1900-1949
  • Droit
  • Éthique
  • Histoire
  • Moralité
  • Canada
  • Kanada
Label
Making good : law and moral regulation in Canada, 1867-1939, Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Introduction -- Part I: Framing the Nation, 1867�1896 -- 1 Building the Moral Dominion -- 2 Instituting Morality -- Part II: Envisioning Morality, 1896�1919 -- 3 Recruiting the State -- 4 Incorporating Moral Visions -- Part III: Widening the Net, 1919�1939 -- 5 Returning to Normalcy -- 6 The Moral Crises of Capital -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- F -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
244766397
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442676909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53dwd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766397
Label
Making good : law and moral regulation in Canada, 1867-1939, Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Introduction -- Part I: Framing the Nation, 1867�1896 -- 1 Building the Moral Dominion -- 2 Instituting Morality -- Part II: Envisioning Morality, 1896�1919 -- 3 Recruiting the State -- 4 Incorporating Moral Visions -- Part III: Widening the Net, 1919�1939 -- 5 Returning to Normalcy -- 6 The Moral Crises of Capital -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- F -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
244766397
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442676909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53dwd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766397

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