Fostering Nation?

Veronica Strong-Boag
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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Fostering Nation?: Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage is a recent title in the Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada Series published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Veronica Strong-Boag professor of Women's and Gender Studies and of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia provides comprehensive perspective on Canada's provision for marginalized children including Aboriginal and newcomer from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The book is an examination of kin care, institutions, state policies, birth parents, foster parents, and foster children provides ample reminder that children's welfare cannot be separated from that of their parents and communities, and reinforces what it means when women bear disproportionate responsibility for care giving. The author effectively weaves the foster care of Indigenous children throughout the book which serves to keep this important history relevant.

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