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Toronto's Girl Problem: The Perils and Pleasures of the City, 1880-1930

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (May 25 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802005985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802005984
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 2.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,172,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Its importance lies in the clarity of its thesis: Urbanization, far more than mere population concentration and economic reorganization, is a profound cultural transformation.'

(Elaine S. Abelson The Journal of American History)

'Toronto's Girl Problem is a valuable addition to any urban studies bookshelf, as well as an irresistible delight to read.'

(S. Warren Environment and Planning A)

'The tension Strange delineates between the image of innocent womanhood and fallen womanhood is fascinating for what it really says about the beliefs of the time. What emerges is a society that has difficulty believing in innocence. Innocence and independence are mutually exclusive. Pleasure-seeking and innocence are mutually exclusive.'

(Wendy Mitchinson Journal of Social History)

'Carolyn Strange is to be commended for opening up a whole new vista of the history of Canadian women in urban contexts, in a scholarly yet highly readable and enjoyable manner.'

(Katherine M.J. McKenna Canadian Journal of Urban Research)

About the Author

Carolyn Strange is a senior fellow in the Research School of Humanities at the Australian National University.

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