Domesticating Parks and Mastering Playgrounds: Sexuality, Power and Place in Montreal, 1870-1930

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Title
Domesticating Parks and Mastering Playgrounds: Sexuality, Power and Place in Montreal, 1870-1930
Abstract
The author links the uneven development of parks and playgrounds in Montreal between 1870 and 1930 to the unequal power of the different classes and ethnic groups in the city. The thesis charts the process by which the proponents of playgrounds, especially the Montreal Parks and Playgrounds Association, an elite Anglophone organization, manipulated play spaces as a means to curb male vices and contain male heterosexual urges, as well as train working-class boys to be good citizens and obedient workers in an Anglo-Saxon nation.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1996
Language
en
URL
Citation
Schmidt, Sarah. “Domesticating Parks and Mastering Playgrounds: Sexuality, Power and Place in Montreal, 1870-1930.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1996. http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp01/MQ29568.pdf.
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