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Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Michelle M. Nickerson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of 1950s Southern Californian housewives who shaped the grassroots right in the two decades following World War II. The book describes how red-hunting homemakers mobilized ... More


The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Charlotte Brunsdon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This title traces the history of the feminist engagement with soap opera, using a wide range of sources from programme publicity to interviews with key soap-opera scholars. The book reveals that ... More


Kaomoji and Expressivity in a Japanese Housewives’ Chat Room

Hirofumi Katsuno and Christine Yano

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes female cyber-sociality in Japanese housewife chat rooms, especially the visual play of kaomoji (“face marks”; emoticons) to express intimacy in virtual interaction, using ... More


The Problem of Inauthentic Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Amartya Sen mentioned the case of a “demeaned and demoralized housewife” who has been brainwashed into thinking that a constricted life such as hers is appropriate for a woman. Thus, she is satisfied ... More


Conclusion

Michelle M. Nickerson

in Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The concluding chapter examines how housewife populist ideology influenced a new generation of conservative female activists, and questions how the history of women on the right might bring useful ... More


Household Management

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/9780199233533.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Gentry households were large and complex institutions. Ensuring that a large house, family and employees were provided with food and other requirements was a complex business. Accordingly the process ... More


Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Grey Osterud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book features the voices and viewpoints of women born before World War I who lived on family farms in Nanticoke Valley, south-central New York. It explores the ways that families shared labor ... More


Fantasies of the Housewife: The Case of Crossroads

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the career and criticism of one of the most significant women of soap opera in Great Britain during the 1970s: Meg Mortimer of Crossroads. It suggests that Mortimer's appeal to ... More


Nella Last: Nation before husband

James Hinton

in Nine Wartime Lives: Mass Observation and the Making of the Modern Self

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199574667
eISBN:
9780191702167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574667.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Nella Last, the best known of the wartime diarists. An edited version of her wartime diaries Nella Last's War: A mother's diary was first published in 1981, and republished in ... More


Gertrude Glover: Moral guardian

James Hinton

in Nine Wartime Lives: Mass Observation and the Making of the Modern Self

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199574667
eISBN:
9780191702167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574667.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on wartime diarist Gertrude Glover. Gertrude belonged to the army of middle-class housewives who exercised social leadership through voluntary work in towns and villages across ... More


Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America

Emily E. LB. Twarog

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190685591
eISBN:
9780190685621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685591.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This book examines the rise and fall of the American housewife as a political constituency group and explores the relationship between the domestic sphere and the formation of political identity. ... More


A Nation of Dressmakers

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the “professional” housewife, a woman who played important productive and reproductive roles at the center of postwar Japan's middle-class society. Home sewing was one of the ... More


Simone de Beauvoir's Desperate Housewives

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Simone de Beauvoir's reflections on love that are read alongside the USA TV series Desperate Housewives. Interpreting Desperate Housewives through and against Beauvoir writings ... More


Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Caitriona Beaumont

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women's organisations made to women's lives and to the campaign for women's rights throughout the period 1928 to ... More


Labor of Love, Love of Labor: Debates on Motherhood and Work

Ayako Kano

in Japanese Feminist Debates: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855802
eISBN:
9780824872182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855802.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 4 considers debates about women’s labor in modern Japan: It begins with the “motherhood protection” debates in the 1910s involving Yosano Akiko and Hiratsuka Raichō. It continues with the ... More


Warner Workhorse

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the remarkable number of films Dvorak made in the year following her return to Warner Bros., such as Heat Lightning and Housewife, costarring Bette Davis. Included are her final ... More


Cold War Housewives? 1947–1949

Wendy Pojmann

in Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245604
eISBN:
9780823252688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245604.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter two analyzes developments between 1947 and 1949 when the Cold War became firmly entrenched in Italy as evidenced by the exclusion of the communists and socialists from Christian Democratic ... More


Moral Policemen of the Domestic Economy

Bryce Evans

in Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089510
eISBN:
9781781707531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089510.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The department of Supplies represented the apogee of centralised state intervention in Irish history, coming to control the production, distribution, and pricing of all commodities during this time ... More


Housewives as Kitchen Pharmacists: Dr. Chuang Shu Chih, Gendered Identity, and Traditional Medicine in East Asia

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

By way of analyzing the health doctrine of Dr. Zhuang Shuqi 莊淑旂 (1920-2015), arguably the most popular author of traditional medicine in contemporary Taiwan, this paper discovers a surprisingly close ... More


Desperate housewives: The case of Chinese si-nais in Hong Kong

in Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This article documents the strategies that married Chinese women in Hong Kong use to cope with the stigmatized identity of being si-nais (middle-aged housewives). It analyzes how, in the larger ... More


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