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Who's Next?: Taking Children to Funerals: When, What Age, How

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the factors to consider in taking children to funerals, describing the case of Naomi, who decided to take all her daughters to the funeral of her grandmother. It suggests that ... More


The Mailman: Learn and Pass thex Knowledge On

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter describes the author's experience in counselling a couple, Judith and Alan, whose daughter was diagnosed with a fatal respiratory disease. Based on his previous experience, the author ... More


Reframing the Practice of ‘Son Preference’ Through the Millennium Development Goals

Michelle Ratpan

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes the preference of sons over daughters in northern India. This preference results in the deliberate neglect of girls causing their eventual death from disease and/or ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


 Egalitarianism and the Evolution of Narrative: The Rescue of Moses (Exodus 2:1–10) and the Sargon Legend Compared

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Scholars of the rise of the novel in 18th century England have noted that the evolution of the genre of the novel in place of the drama or the epic poem, reflects Enlightenment thinking about nature, ... More


Cicero, Tullia, and Marcus: Gender-Specific Concerns for Family Tradition? *

Thomas Späth

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A fair number of Cicero's letters reveal his concern for his daughter Tullia and his son Marcus. Recent scholarship has read these letters as evidence for a ‘natural’ emotional attachment of a father ... More


Louise

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Gustave Charpentier's opera, Louise. It is argued that Louise was in many ways consonant with Charpentier's project of creating art readable by the masses. His very points ... More


Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Elleke Boehmer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Why is the nation in a post-colonial world so often seen as a motherland? This study explores the relationship between gender icons and foundational fictions of the nation in different post-colonial ... More


Classics and the Family in the Victorian Novel

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The varied accounts of classical studies in fiction deserve a more prominent place in the analysis of 19th-century reception of the classics. This chapter discusses fictions about women studying the ... More


Notes on Presentation and Translation

Ibrahim Muhawi

in Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520062924
eISBN:
9780520908734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520062924.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a Palestinian folktale that focuses on the relationship between mother and daughter. The opening episode demonstrates the importance of having children (a major theme in the ... More


Mothers and Daughters in the Medieval Greek World

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter surveys the pattern of the female life cycle that defined most possibilities for women in Byzantium, and explores elements of maternal education, together with the alternative that ... More


Jephthah's Daughter and Sacrifice

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Feminist readers have seen Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter not only as her unlawful abuse at a father's hands, but also as the nexus of other injustices and indignities, including that Jephthah ... More


The First Year in Ephesus

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Missionary expansion through converts returning to their homes and businesses. As a first step in claiming her daughter churches, Antioch sent a Judaising delegation to correct the theology of the ... More


The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well ... More


Conclusion

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Between Mary Barton and Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell has shifted from public to private themes, from fatherhood to motherhood, and from a self-conscious use of Romantic or Biblical allusion ... More


Family Life Cycle and Consumption

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The survival of the Le Stranges’ household accounts for a run of almost fifty years from 1606 to 1654 allows consumption to be observed across the family’s life cycle, from soon after marriage to the ... More


Fathers and Mentors

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how ideas of literary patrilineage were affected by the hierarchized and gendered divide between spirit and matter: with spirit associated with masculinity and paternity and matter ... More


The Mighty Mother

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that while literary paternity has been understood in historical terms as set of relationships between real men, literary maternity has been imagined in mythical terms, its common ... More


Moltke’s war plan, 1906–1914

TERENCE ZUBER

in Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250165
eISBN:
9780191719554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250165.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The ‘Schlieffen plan’ dogma maintains that the plan was implemented by the younger Moltke as a real war plan. However, Moltke's two surviving war games, in 1906 and 1908, have nothing to do with the ... More


Finding the Right Balance between Connection and Control: A Father's Identity Construction in Conversations with His College-Age Daughter

Deborah Tannen, Shari Kendall, and Cynthia Gordon

in Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313895
eISBN:
9780199871940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313895.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explains the challenges faced by fathers in balancing connection and control as their children—in this case, daughters—get older. Drawing on the frameworks of framing and power and ... More


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