Book — 1 online resource (ix, 298 pages) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Table of Contents for The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada,
19201950 by Cynthia Comacchio Preface Introduction: Young Canada
1. In Theory: The Problem of Modern Youth
2. In the Home: Intergenerational Relations
3. In Love: Dating and Mating
4. At School: The Culture of Modern High
5. On the Job: Training and Earning
6. At Play: Fads, Fashions and Fun
7. At the Club: Youth Organizations Conclusion: Youths Dominion Notes Bibliography Index.
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Adolescence, like childhood, is more than a biologically defined life stage: it is also a sociohistorical construction. The meaning and experience of adolescence are reformulated according to societal needs, evolving scientific precepts, and national aspirations relative to historic conditions. Although adolescence was by no means a discovery of the early twentieth century, it did assume an identifiably modern form during the years between the Great War and 1950. The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920 to 1950 captures what it meant for young Canadians to inhabit this liminal stage of life within the context of a young nation caught up in the self-formation and historic transformation that would make modern Canada. Because the young at this time were seen paradoxically as both the hope of the nation and the source of its possible degeneration, new policies and institutions were developed to deal with the problem of youth. This history considers how young Canadians made the transition to adulthood during a period that was developmentalboth for youth and for a nation also working toward individuation. During the years considered here, those who occupied this dominion of youth would see their experiences more clearly demarcated by generation and culture than ever before. With this book, Cynthia Comacchio offers the first detailed study of adolescence in early-twentieth-century Canada and demonstrates how young Canadians of the period became the nations first modern teenagers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages) Digital: text file.
Counting the bones / Patrick Lane
My father, myself / Marnie Woodrow
Junkie grows up / Molly Jong-Fast
An open letter to Laura / Lois Simmie
How to quit smoking in fifty years or less / Peter Gzowski
More and more / Evelyn Lau
Breathing under ice / Lorna Crozier
The edge of doom / Susan Cheever
Drinking / David Adams Richards
Blackout / Sheri-D Wilson
Not swimming, but drowning / John Newlove
One more last chance / Rick Whitaker
Junkie / Stephen Reid.
Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays, leading American and Canadian writers explore their surprisingly diverse personal experiences with this complex phenomenon, candidly recounting what happened when alcohol, heroin, smoking, food, gambling, or sex sometimes in combination took over their lives.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)