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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Depicting Canada’s Children is a critical analysis of the visual representation of Canadian children from the seventeenth century to the present. Recognizing the importance of methodological diversity, these essays discuss understandings of children and childhood derived from depictions across a wide range of media and contexts. But rather than simply examine images in formal settings, the authors take into account the components of the images and the role of image-making in everyday life. The contributors provide a close study of the evolution of the figure of the child and shed light on the defining role children have played in the history of Canada and our assumptions about them. Rather than offer comprehensive historical coverage, this collection is a catalyst for further study through case studies that endorse innovative scholarship. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, Canadian history, visual culture, Canadian studies, and the history of children.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  2. p. xiii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xv-xxv
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  1. SYMBOL AND REALITY
  2. p. 1
  1. Iconography of the Child in Early Quebec Art
  2. pp. 3-25
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  1. Shaping Modern Boyhood: Indian Lore, Child Psychology, and the Cultural Landscape of Camp Ahmek
  2. pp. 27-48
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  1. Haunted: First Nations Children in Residential School Photography
  2. pp. 49-84
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  1. A Land of Youth: Nationhood and the Image of the Child in the National Film Board of Canada's Still Photography Division
  2. pp. 85-107
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  1. Mapping a Canadian Girlhood Historically through Dolls and Doll-Play
  2. pp. 109-129
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  1. OTHERS AND OUTSIDERS
  2. p. 131
  1. The Raw Materials of Empire Building: Depicting Canada's Home Children
  2. pp. 133-151
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  1. Immigrants, Labourers, "Others": Canada's Home Children
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. Re-Visioning the Girl's Narrative for the 1980s: The Case of the Short Story "Jack of Hearts" and Its Film Adaptation
  2. pp. 173-199
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  1. Locating Children in the Discourse of Squeegee Kids
  2. pp. 201-217
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  1. A Child's Place in Ottawa's Commemorative Landscape
  2. pp. 219-229
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  1. SUBJECTS OF CARE
  2. p. 231
  1. Frocks and Bangles: The Photographic Conversion of Two Indian Girls
  2. pp. 233-257
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  1. Pictures of Health: Sick Kids Exposed
  2. pp. 259-278
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  1. Healthy Bodies, Strong Citizens: Okanagan Children's Drawings and the Canadian Junior Red Cross
  2. pp. 279-303
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  1. Children and School Interiors: The User-Material Culture-Environment Nexus in Late Nineteenth-Century Toronto
  2. pp. 305-322
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  1. INNER VISIONS
  2. p. 323
  1. George Reid's Paintings as Narratives of a Child Nation
  2. pp. 325-346
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  1. James Wilson Morrice's Return from School: A Modernist Image
  2. pp. 347-364
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  1. Something Resembling Childhood: Artworks by Jack Chambers, Daniel Barrow, and Rodney Graham
  2. pp. 365-385
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  1. The Child in Me: A Figure of Photographic Creation
  2. pp. 387-413
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  1. Paterson Ewen's Portrait of Vincent
  2. pp. 415-423
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 425-427
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 429-438
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