Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920

Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920

Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920

Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920s

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Référence bibliographique [1662]

Takai, Yukari. 2008. Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920. New York: Peter Lang.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This book is about French-Canadian women, men, and children who left their homes in search of a better life in early-twentieth-century Lowell, Massachusetts. » (p. 1)

Questions/Hypothèses :
« The questions posed in this study are simple ones. What was the role of a family in the course of migration, and how did women and men respond to the challenges of moving to, and settling in, Lowell? » (p. 1)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« Gendered Passages is the first full-length book devoted to the gendered analysis of the lives of French-Canadian migrants in early-twentieth-century Lowell, Massachusetts. [...] Yukari Takai uncovers the multitude of cross-border journeys of Lowell-bound French Canadians, the centrality of their family networks, and the ways in which the ideology of the family wage and the socioeconomic realities in Quebec and New England shaped migrants’ lives on both sides of the border. Takai argues that French-Canadian husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters harboured complex interpersonal dynamics whereby differing and, at times, conflicting interests had to be negotiated in not necessarily equal terms, but in accordance with each member’s power and authority within the family and, by extension, larger society. Drawing on extensive historical research including archival records, collections of oral histories, newspapers, and contemporary observations in both English and French, Gendered Passages contributes to the re-reading of French-Canadian migration, which constitutes a fundamental part of North American history. » (quatrième de couverture)