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Katherine Arnup

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Toronto), B.Ed., M.Ed. (O.I.S.E.), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4031
Email:katherine_arnup@carleton.ca
Office:1219 Dunton Tower

Biography

Katherine Arnup is an Associate Professor of Canadian Studies.  An historian by training, she has written extensively on the history of motherhood, child rearing, marriage and the family. She is the author of Education for Motherhood: Advice for Mothers in Twentieth Century Canada, a prize-winning examination of the ideology and experience of motherhood. She has written and published numerous articles on lesbian and gay parenting. She is currently engaged in a comparative study of same-sex marriage in the United States and Canada. She also volunteers in a residential hospice, providing end of life care, and she is writing a book on death and dying.

Recent Publications

Books

  • Lesbian Parenting: Living with Pride and Prejudice, editor. Charlottetown, PEI: gynergy books, 1995; 1997.
  • Education for Motherhood: Advice for Mothers in Twentieth- Century Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Papers

  • “Lesbian and Gay Parenting.” Invited chapter in Nancy Mandell and Ann Duffy, editors. Canadian Families: Diversity, Conflict, and Change. Toronto: Harcourt, Brace, 2004.
  • “Canadian Mother’s Book: Mothers of the Race,” in Oxford Companion to Canadian History . Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • “Vaccination,” in Oxford Companion to Canadian History . Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • “In the Best Interests of the Child: Rethinking Child Custody and Divorce in a ‘Post-Feminist’ World,” in Feminist Utopias: Revisioning Our Futures , ed. Margrit Eichler, June Larkin and Sheila Neysmith. Toronto: Inanna Press, 2002, 103-116.
  • “Education for Motherhood: Creating Modern Mothers and Model Citizens,” in Robert Adamoski, Dorothy Chunn, and Robert Menzies, eds. Constructing Canadian Citizenship: Historical Readings. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2002.