HIST 362/WGST 362: Constructing Women and Men in Canada: A History Since Industrialization (Rev. C1/C1) Report a Broken Link

History/Women’s and Gender Studies 362: Constructing Women and Men in Canada: A History Since Industrialization explores the ways social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental forces have contributed to the gendering of women and men in Canada from the onset of industrialization in the nineteenth century to the present. It considers the dynamics behind the construction of different masculinities and femininities at different moments in Canada’s past and shows how these constructions have created, enforced, and reinforced particular ways of imagining the opportunities and limitations afforded women and men in Canadian society. It also shows how women and men in Canada have challenged these constructions and, in the process, fashioned wholly different conceptions of gendered roles for their own ends.

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Introduction [video]

Unit 1: Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Gendering of Canadian History, Industrialization to 1900


Unit 2: Immigration, Militarism, and the End of the Long Nineteenth Century, 1900–1918


Unit 3: Gender between the Wars, 1918–1945


Unit 4: Refashioning Gender for a Postwar World, 1945–1975


Unit 5: Gender toward the Twenty-First Century