The Institute for Gender, Race & Social Justice presents Mona Gleason speaking on “Dangerous Paradox: Children, Sexual Health, and Identity in Canada, 1900–1950.” This event will be held on November 21 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Jack Bell Building, 2080 West Mall, 028 Lower Level.
I explore the discourse of Canadian doctors and educators regarding childhood sexuality, a topic laden with emotional import and moral handwringing, and some of the ways youngsters responded to it between 1900 and 1950.
Mona Gleason is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. Her research and teaching focus on the history of children and youth in Canada. Her most recent book, forthcoming from McGill-Queen’s University Press in the spring of 2013, is entitled Small Matters: Canadian Children in Sickness and Health in Canada, 1900 to 1940.