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Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More


Postscript: Writing on the Edge?

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a synthesis of the preceding chapters. It followed the heroines in their twin roles as lovers and writers, pursuing their darlings and their text. It showed their femininity ... More


The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Olivia Khoo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines new representations of diasporic Chinese femininity emerging from Asia Pacific modernities since the late twentieth century. Through an analysis of cultural artefacts such as ... More


Women Recovering Our Clothes

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay contends that one of the privileges of femininity in rationalized instrumental culture is an aesthetic freedom — the freedom to play with shape and color on the body, don various styles ... More


Conclusion

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has presented a historical account of the role of the transitional girl in later 19th-century literature. Focusing on the position of the girl in women's writing, it has argued that ... More


Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Ross Shepard Kraemer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In Unreliable Witnesses, Ross Shepard Kraemer shows how her mind has changed or remained the same since the publication of her groundbreaking study, Her Share of the Blessings (1992). Unreliable ... More


 A Mother Tongue in the Fatherland: Transforming a Jewish Community into a Hebrew Yishuv

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with the centrality of the Hebrew language in the creation of the Yishuv's culture. Aside from the goal of establishing linguistic unity in a multilingual reality, the language ... More


THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF VICTORIAN MUSICAL AESTHETICS

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A sexual division of musical composition emerged in 19th-century Britain: during that period, metaphors of masculinity and femininity solidified into truths about musical style. Contemporary social ... More


Peter Ho-Sun Chan's He's a Woman, She's a Man

Lisa Odham Stokes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099708
eISBN:
9789882207257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099708.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This raucous, gender-stretching comedy follows the disruptions of a glamorous Hong Kong music couple's tumultuous romance by an “ordinary” fan's noisy arrival in their lives. With great comic story ... More


Conservative Femininity

Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood

in Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145372
eISBN:
9781400844876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145372.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines how gender influences college conservatism, focusing on what is known as “conservative femininity”—the set of national-level ideas found in politics and the media. It considers ... More


Massenet Emasculated

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/9780195189544.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on criticisms against Massenet's appeal to women. The reception of Massenet was strongly gendered from Manon on, and critics portrayed audiences as a reflection of the music ... More


Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Karen W. Tice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Universities are unlikely venues for grading, branding, and marketing gendered beauty, bodies, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but ... More


A New Theology: Protestantism and the Irish Novel

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes Irish novels that reflect the religious sentiments and tribulations of the times. These novels depict sermons, Anglican Protestantism in internal difficulty, perceived conflict ... More


ASSAULT FROM THE REAR

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The issues of domination and submission central to insult have an often hidden, often not (“Up yours!”), sexual significance. Central are anal erotism and phallic aggression, which are written large ... More


Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the emergence of modern male and female bodies within the context of debates about racial fitness and active citizenship in Britain from the 1880s until 1939. The book ... More


Active Womanhood and the Science of Sex Differences, 1890s–1940s

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 examines how female physical educators (primarily white teachers) conceptualized active womanhood: How did female bodies resemble and/or differ from male anatomy, physiology, and physical ... More


Gender, Race, and Equity: Howard University and the University of Nebraska

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 contrasts two prominent physical educators: Mabel Lee (1886-1985), a white woman who spent much of her career at the University of Nebraska, and Maryrose Reeves Allen (1899-1992), a black ... More


Introduction

Joanne Bailey

in Parenting in England 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199565191
eISBN:
9780191740664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565191.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Family History

This chapter assesses the historiography of childhood, family, masculinity, and femininity where it relates to mothers and fathers. It then sets out a new research agenda intended to open up the ... More


Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Annmarie Hughes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book offers a unique contribution to gender and Scottish history breaking new ground on several fronts: there is no history of inter-war women in Scotland, very little labour or popular ... More


Introduction

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Mens sana in corpore sano — the Greco‐Roman hygienic ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body ‐ inspired a loosely linked group of life reform and physical culture promoters, ... More


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