Chris Dummitt

Decent Essays
Chris Dummitt, a cultural and political historian who specializes in modern Canadian history , explores the North American man in the 1950’s in his article, “Finding a Place for Father: Selling the Barbecue in Postwar Canada.” Through the analysis of several magazine and scholarly journal articles, as well as commercial advertisements, Dummitt entices historians with his exploration of how “men’s barbecuing transgressed normative gender roles” (209). Dummitt argues that barbecuing’s masculine attributes arose out of the changing notions of fatherhood and the place of the father within domestic family life (210). However, the importance of the altering female role within society is not recognized within the article. Without the rise of female
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