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UTP Journals 12 Days of Reading

Get inside, make a cup of tea, and put on those big fluffy socks—because there is no better time to read than over the holidays. 12 Days of Reading gives you an opportunity to enjoy a curated selection of some of the world’s best research. Best of all, every one of these articles is free-to-read until the New Year, so make sure your friends and family learn about these great articles too!

12 Days of Reading

And just to help you out even more (we’re really feeling generous this year), we’ve put together a handy guide to figure out what articles might interest you most:

If you still can’t figure out what to read, just check out the full list of articles below. Every one of them is a perfect conversation starter at family dinners (Disclaimer: we shall not be held responsible for holiday disputes). We hope you enjoy this list as much as we do!

  1. Joy in Labour: The Politicization of Craft from the Arts and Crafts Movement to Etsy (CRAS 44.2, 2014)
  2. The Relationship between Food Banks and Household Food Insecurity among Low-Income Toronto Families (CPP 38.4, 2012)
  3. If God Got Us: Kendrick Lamar, Paul Tillich, and the Advent of Existentialist Hip Hop (TJT 33.1, 2017)
  4. Gender identity, gender pronouns, and freedom of expression: Bill C-16 and the traction of specious legal claims (UTLJ 68.1, 2018)
  5. Taking “Culture” out of Multiculturalism (CJWL 26.1, 2014)
  6. Ten Years of Mi’gmaq Language Revitalization Work: A Non-Indigenous Applied Linguist Reflects on Building Research Relationships (CMLR 73.4, 2017)
  7. Holiday at the Banff School of Fine Arts: The Cinematic Production of Culture, Nature, and Nation in the Canadian Rockies, 1945-1952 (JCS 39.1, 2004)
  8. Signifyin(g) When Vexed: Black Feminist Revision, Anger, and A Raisin in the Sun (MD 60.2, 2017)
  9. Time Wasting and the Contemporary Television-Viewing Experience (UTQ 86.4, 2017)
  10. Family Matters: The Work and Skills of Family/Friend Carers in Long-Term Residential Care (JCS 50.2, 2016)
  11. Fasts, Thanksgivings, and Senses of Community in Nineteenth-Century Canada and the British Empire (CHR 98.4, 2017)
  12. Oh-oh Canada: Sweet Treats for Unsettling Futures (CTR 174, 2018)

Happy Reading!

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Throwback Thursday: Maps of 17th-Century Newfoundland

map_1Twenty First Century maps depict an accurate representation of the province of New-foundland. However, it took many years of exploration and the work of many cartographers to reach this outcome. In the 17th-century, the illustrations cartographers developed reflect the his-tory of Newfoundland’s exploration and societal development.

In “The Seventeenth Century Cartography of Newfoundland”, from the 1971 edition of Cartographica, author Fabian O’Dea examines thirty-five illustra-tions of the chronological manner in which Newfoundland was shown on maps in the 17th-century.

Throwback Thursday: Juvenile Delinquent Courts for Disobedient Women

women_workers_strikeWomen in today’s society may not realize how far women’s rights and independence has progressed over the past century. Working women in the early 1900s were often expected to work low paying jobs, obey parental authority, and contribute to the family income and house-work. However, many acts of rebellion during this time hinted that social reform was beginning in Canada. Montreal in 1918 saw the traditional role of women being challenged. Many working-class girls marked adolescence with an increased sense of independence and sexual experimentation. Families reacted with alarm, outrage, and fear at the rapid societal change. As a result, hundreds of “delinquent” women were brought before Montreal’s Juvenile Delinquent Court. The role of this court was to regulated the social, moral, and sexual lives of the working class.

To learn more about Montreal’s Juvenile Delinquent Court, check out “The Voluntary Delinquent: Parents, Daughters, and the Montreal Juvenile Delinquents’ Court in 1918” from the Canadian Historical Review. #tbt

Century Old Canadian Newspapers

GleanerHow were Canada’s first newspapers established? The history of journalism in Upper Canada may have begun in the 1820s. The decade of the thirties saw well-established presses emerging, the most important papers being the Niagara Gleaner, the Courier of Upper Canada, the Colonial Advocate, the Canadian Freeman, and the Christian Guardian of York. To the resident of Upper Canada they were the chief means of news and political opinions in the province and keeping them in touch with the outside world.

J.J Talman’s article, “The Newspapers of Upper Canada a Century Ago”, from the 1938 volume of the Canadian Historical Review shares detailed insight into how these newspapers have become an unequaled source of information on many aspects of Canada’s social, economic, and political life a century ago.

Throwback Thursday: The Press of the Past

printing press fowler henkle 2Ever wondered what publishing literature was like before 2014? It is fascinating to look back and examine how societal views affected the books that were being printed.

The 19th century was a period of transition from the rationalism of the 18th century to the irrational thought that was emerging. As the security and optimism which characterized the belief in progress in the nineteenth century faded, fear and pessimism and demands for security began to take hold. The 20th century saw the growth and expansion of irrationalism reflected in the interest in psychology, advertising, mass propaganda, totalitarian states and war.

Read “The English Press in the Nineteenth Century” from the 1946 edition of University of Toronto Quarterly to learn more about the influences that affected the thought of society and subsequently the books being published in the 19th and 20th century.