The Battle over Female (In)Dependence: Women in New England Quebecois Migrant Communities, 1870-1930

  title={The Battle over Female (In)Dependence: Women in New England Quebecois Migrant Communities, 1870-1930},
  author={FlorenceMae Waldron},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={158 - 205}
Understandings of gender perform important ideological work in a given society.1 Individuals find it useful to promote, adhere to, or challenge the ideas about gender prevalent in their surrounding environments—ideas which themselves are contested and constantly reconstructed—at different points in their lives. In turn, these ideologies serve to organize, justify, and normalize social interactions, legal and economic relationships, and community institutions. In this context, even as gender… 
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