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Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Ned Schantz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

For over two hundred years of narrative culture, when female characters try to get together, crazy things happen. Indeed, the greater the means at women’s disposal, the more severe and twisted is the ... More


Conclusion

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book has tried to explore some of the ways in which social antagonism was articulated and addressed in Geoffrey Chaucer's textual environment. It appears that producers of texts in late ... More


Reputation: A Network Interpretation

Kenneth H. Craik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195330922
eISBN:
9780199868292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330922.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The network interpretation of reputation advanced in this book depicts the everyday flow and storage of information about a person throughout the extensive lifelong network of all of those other ... More


Social Communication About Specific Persons: Information Flow

Kenneth H. Craik

in Reputation: A Network Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195330922
eISBN:
9780199868292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330922.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes the ongoing social communication process through which news, observations, and impressions about an individual circulate along that person’s reputational network via chat, ... More


Women's Life in the White Monastery Under Shenoute

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Lays out the narratives and explores the issues of various periods of crisis that prompted Shenoute's letters to the female monks. The issue themselves are wide ranging: Shenoute's exercise of power ... More


Gossip and the Novel

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

With attention to major incarnations of the British novel, this chapter positions gossip as the central, disavowed source of interest in novelistic discourse. Reading Emma and The Portrait of a Lady ... More


Epilogue: Radio-Free Middlemarch

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This thought experiment attempts to liberate Middlemarch from a predictable place in the novelistic culture of gossip, mobilizing the question of anachronism to locate the novel on the threshold of ... More


The Quality of Social Relations

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the quality of social relations in Rampura. The principle of reciprocity was basic to rural social life. Muyyi was the term used for exchange of labour, and it was resorted to ... More


Patriarchy and the World of Gossips

Bernard Capp

in When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255986
eISBN:
9780191719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255986.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores some of the loose ends and contradictions within patriarchy, and the opportunities they offered for women to exercise some agency over their lives and the lives of others. ... More


Families and Gossips: The Experience of Marriage

Bernard Capp

in When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255986
eISBN:
9780191719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255986.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines women's experiences within marriage, and in particular the plight of those trapped in unhappy relationships. It addresses questions such as: How did they respond to their ... More


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