A Home Away From Home: Defining, Regulating and Challenging Femininity at the Julia Drummond Residence in Montreal, 1920-1971

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Title
A Home Away From Home: Defining, Regulating and Challenging Femininity at the Julia Drummond Residence in Montreal, 1920-1971
Abstract
As newcomers to Montreal, young, single working women were often subject to low salaries, poor housing options, and unknown dangers – both real and imagined – of a big city. Many stayed in institutions such as the Julia Drummond Residence. The author considers the Julia Drummond Residence as a place of intersection of two groups of women: the middle-class volunteers who ran the residence while trying to shape the femininity and moral fibre of the residents; and the young, single working women who lived there, many of whom challenged the regulations imposed on them.
Publication
Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine
Volume
Vol. 34
Issue
no. 2
Pages
1-17
Date
March 2006
Language
en
Citation
Kirkland, Elizabeth. “A Home Away From Home: Defining, Regulating and Challenging Femininity at the Julia Drummond Residence in Montreal, 1920-1971.” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine Vol. 34, no. 2 (March 2006): 1–17.
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