The Resource Domestic reforms : political visions and family regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940, Christopher Allan Clarkson

Domestic reforms : political visions and family regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940, Christopher Allan Clarkson

Label
Domestic reforms : political visions and family regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940
Title
Domestic reforms
Title remainder
political visions and family regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Allan Clarkson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Domestic Reforms tells a complicated story of family and welfare law reform within the context of British Columbia's transformation from a British colonial enclave to a white settler Canadian province. It inherited a British legal system that granted married men control over most family property and imposed on them few obligations toward their wives and children. Yet from the 1860s onward, lawmakers throughout the Anglo-American world, including legislators on the Pacific Coast, began to grant women and children new rights. Feminist scholars have long debated the reasons for these reforms. Why did male legislators choose to depart from patriarchal norms, enacting laws that eroded husbands' control over property and increased their obligations? More important, what were the legal and social consequences?" "Chris Clarkson examines three waves of property, inheritance, and maintenance law reform, arguing that each was related to a broader political vision intended to precipitate vast social and economic effects. He analyzes the impact of the legislation, with emphasis on the ambitions of regulated populations, the influence of the judiciary, and the social and fiscal concerns of generations of legislators and bureaucrats."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
GPRCL
Dewey number
346.71101/509
Index
index present
LC call number
KEB194
LC item number
.C52 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law & society,
Label
Domestic reforms : political visions and family regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940, Christopher Allan Clarkson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
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""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""Part 1: The Yeoman Dream""; ""1 Deserted Wives and Independent Men""; ""2 Married Women, Country Wives, and Destitute Orphans""; ""3 Chivalry and the Democratic Judiciary""; ""Part 2: A Vision of Mutualistic Hierarchy""; ""4 Creditorsâ€? Rights, the 1887 Married Womenâ€?s Property Act, and the Emergence of a Liberal Femininity""; ""Part 3: The Conservation of Child-Life""; ""5 Maintaining the “Hope of the Raceâ€?: Child-Saving in a Conservative Era, 1901-15""
  • ""6 Child Protection and Womenâ€?s Equality in the Liberal Era, 1916-23""""7 Public Policy, Published Decisions, and Police Courts""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Select Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Control code
ocn226375196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774855556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35828316
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226375196
  • pebcs077485555X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...