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作者 Guard, Julie, 1952- author
書名 Radical housewives : price wars and food politics in mid-twentieth-century Canada / Julie Guard
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9781487502157 (cloth)
9781487521813 (paper)
148750215X (cloth)
1487521812 (paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HC120.C63 G83 2019    在架上    30610020596086
說明 x, 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Studies in gender and history ; 47
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-283) and index
Price war : housewives organize in the Great Depression -- Housewife-patriots and wartime price controls -- Fighting for the working class : the struggle for postwar price controls -- Mothers, breadwinners, and citizens -- Citizen consumers or kitchen communists? -- Reds, housewives, and the Cold War
"Radical Housewives is a history of the Canadas Housewives Consumers Association. This association was a community-based womens organization with ties to the communist and social democratic left that, from 1937 until the early 1950s, led a broadly based popular movement for state control of prices and made other far-reaching demands on the state. As radical consumer activists, the Housewives engaged in gender-transgressive political activism that challenged the government to protect consumers interests rather than just those of business while popularizing socialist solutions to the economic crises of the Great Depression and the immediate postwar years. Julia Guards exhaustive research, including archival research and interviews with twelve former Housewives, recovers a history of womens social justice activism in an era often considered dormant and adds a Canadian dimension to the history of politicized consumerism and of politicized materialism. Radical Housewives reinterprets the view of postwar Canada as economically prosperous and reveals the lefts role in the origins of the food security movement"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Housewives Consumers Association -- History -- 20th century
Consumer movements -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Housewives -- Political activity -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Political activity -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Food -- Political aspects -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Cost and standard of living -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Price regulation -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Social justice -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Consumer movements. fast (OCoLC)fst01893339
Cost and standard of living. fast (OCoLC)fst00880673
Housewives -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst00962226
Price regulation. fast (OCoLC)fst01076191
Social justice. fast (OCoLC)fst01122603
Women -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst01734136
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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