Importance of Being Monogamous Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915
List price: $34.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Sarah Carter provides a detailed description of marriage as a diverse social institution in nineteenth-century Western Canada, and the subsequent ascendancy of Christian, lifelong, heterosexual, monogamous marriage as an instrument to implement dominant British-Canadian values. It took work to impose the monogamous model of marriage as the region was home to a varied population of Aboriginal people and newcomers such as the Mormons, each of whom had their own definitions of marriage, including polygamy and flexible attitudes toward divorce. The work concludes with an explanation of the negative social consequences for women, particularly Aboriginal women, that arose as a result of the imposition of monogamous marriage.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Sarah A. Carter is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.
|Creating, Challenging, Imposing, and Defending the Marriage "Fortress"|
|Customs Not in Common: The Monogamous Ideal and Diverse Marital Landscape of Western Canada|
|Making Newcomers to Western Canada Monogamous|
|"A Striking Contrast...Where Perpetuity of Union and Exclusiveness is Not a Rule, at Least Not a Strict Rule": Plains Aboriginal Marriage|
|The 1886 "Traffic in Indian Girls" Panic and the Foundation of the Federal Approach to Aboriginal Marriage and Divorce|
|Creating "Semi-Widows" and "Supernumerary Wives": Prohibiting Polygamy in Prairie Canada's Aboriginal Communities|
|"Undigested, Conflicting and Inharmonious": Administering First Nations Marriage and Divorce|