845 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada
In 1959 Deborah Gorham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.
Madison, WI, United States
In 1963 Deborah Gorham obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
75 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
In 1982 Deborah Gorham gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Ottawa.
(In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose no...)
In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing of middle-class girls, this book is also a study of the learning of gender roles in theory and reality. It was originally published in 1982. The first two sections examine the image of women in the Victorian family, and the advice offered in printed sources on the rearing of daughters during the Victorian period. To illustrate the effect and evolution of feminine ideals over the Victorian period, the book’s final section presents the actual experiences of several middle-class Victorian women who represent three generations and range, socioeconomically, from lower-middle-class through the upper-middle class.
(Women such as Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Claire Harris,...)
Women such as Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Claire Harris, Margaret Lawrence, Kay McPherson, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Moure, Dorothy Smith, and Betsy Warland conduct a historical analysis of past wars, document political activism, and explore concepts of peace, through personal accounts, history, interviews, poetry, and theory.
(This collection of essays takes the reader from the early...)
This collection of essays takes the reader from the early 19th-century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th-century emergence of professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy. The bitter conflict for control of birthing and other aspects of domestic health care between female lay healers, particularly midwives, and the emerging male-dominated medical profession is examined from new perspectives.
(Marion Dewar could never ignore a person who was begging ...)
Marion Dewar could never ignore a person who was begging in the street. Along with money, she would offer words of encouragement and friendship. Perhaps it was her training as a nurse, her devout Catholic upbringing, or maybe it was simply because she was a genuinely compassionate woman. As mayor of Ottawa from 1978-1985, Marion Dewar worked tirelessly to bring about non-profit housing, better public transportation, support and encouragement for the arts, for peace, and for women’s rights. She advocated for visible minorities, gays, and lesbians, and was the driving force behind the initiative to bring 4,000 boat people to Ottawa from Vietnam and Southeast Asia. She was a prominent member of the New Democratic Party and sat as a Member of Parliament in 1987-1988 - all while raising four children. Accompanied by archival and personal photos, an intriguing look at a woman who took action when it counted most.
In 1959 Deborah Gorham received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from McGill University. In 1963 she obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1982 Gorham gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Ottawa.
From 1969 to 1978 Deborah Gorham was an assistant professor at Carleton University, an associate professor from 1978 to 1988, a professor of history from 1988 to 2002. Since 2002 she has been a professor emeritus at this university. From 1987 to 1990 and from 2000 to 2001 Gorham was a member of the management committee of Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s Studies at Carleton University and a director of the institute from 1994 to 1997.
In 1979 she was a scholar-in-residence at Antioch College. From 1991 to 1992 Gorham worked as an affiliated scholar with the Center for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. From 1991 to 1992 she served as an affiliated scholar with Beatrice M. Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2004 she has been a distinguished research professor at Carleton University.
She is a speaker at different educational institutions, including Queens College of the City University of New York, University of Ottawa, University of Alberta, University of Washington, Seattle, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Newnham College, Cambridge.
Gorham has published several books, among them The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Idea (1982), Vera Brittain: A Feminist Life (1996), Marion Dewar: A Life of Action (2016). She is a contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Queen’s Quarterly, Saskatchewan History, Journal of Women’s History, Historical Studies in Education, Victorian Studies, and Atlantis.
(Women such as Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Claire Harris,...)1990
(This collection of essays takes the reader from the early...)1994
(In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose no...)1982
(This is a biographical study of the English writer and so...)1996
(Marion Dewar could never ignore a person who was begging ...)2016
Deborah Gorham is a member of the Canadian Historical Association.
On July 14, 1989, Deborah Gorham married Toby Gelfand. They have a son, David William Keith.