Fighting Discrimination in Wartime Canada, 1939-1945
Author: Carmela Patrias
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
View: 5772Juxtaposing a discussion of state policy with ideas of race and citizenship in Canadian civil society, Carmela K. Patrias shows how minority activists were able to bring national attention to racist employment discrimination during the Second World War and obtain official condemnation of such discrimination.
The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada's Home Front
Author: Ian Mosby
Publisher: UBC Press
View: 376During the Second World War, as Canada struggled to provide its allies with food, public health officials warned that malnutrition could derail the war effort. Posters admonished Canadians to "Eat Right" because "Canada Needs You Strong" while cookbooks helped housewives become "housoldiers" through food rationing, menu substitutions, and household production. Ian Mosby explores the symbolic and material transformations that food and eating underwent as the Canadian state took unprecedented steps into the kitchens of the nation, changing the way women cooked, what their families ate, and how people thought about food. Canadians, in turn, rallied around food and nutrition to articulate new visions of citizenship for a new peacetime social order.