(For Home and Country) PDF ´ Leanna Brodie

Embership climbed to 87000 by 1953 For Home and Country ramatizes the generational conflict created by the rise of an urban and radicalized feminist agenda in the latter part of the 20th century and its head on collision with its much conservative rural roots in the Women’s Institute It is also Leanna Brodie’s homage to the TECHNIUES OF CANADIAN POPULIST THEATRE GROUNDED of Canadian populist theatre grounded the work of Theatre Passe Muraille and its ability to tell stories ABOUT THE POWER AND DIGNITY OF ORDINARY LIVES THAT the power and ignity of ordinary lives that not previously been considered capable or worthy of being tol. ,

For Home and CountryFounded in Stoney Creek Ontario In 1897 The Women’s Institute 1897 the Women’s Institute three key roles which helped lay the foundations of the feminist movement It provided a means for the continuing education of rural women often not schooled beyond the elementary level at first in practical areas of homemaking home nursing and food preparation and preservation then later in professional areas providing much needed information such as how a woman could establish and protect her legal rights to property Very early on Women’s Institute members also began to use their local. on Women’s Institute members also began to use their local. ,

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Branches as a forum to lobby for social change including public health reforms medical and ental inspections in rural schools and in some cases even to further the cause of female suffrage Finally the Women’s Institute also created an avenue for an evolving female sociability and a context for the of a gender based identity Politics From Their Humble From their humble Women’s Institutes spread throughout Ontario across Canada and around the world At their height of popularity Ontario could boast 1449 branches with than 47000 members; Canadian ,