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Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Frances Finnegan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums, which are the homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of ... More


The Mission and the Spatial Imagination: Discourse, Ethnicity, and Architecture

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the cultural dimensions of how Mission groups attained neighborhood-based power during the long Progressive Era. The chapter analyzes the discursive strategy in which ... More


Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Ian O'Donnell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the gradual emergence of a more humane Irish state. It is a close examination of what can be learned from the National ... More


‘Angels who have lost their way’: the work of rescue and refuge homes

Leanne McCormick

in Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates the work of rescue and reform homes in Northern Ireland in relation to prostitution. Penitentiaries and rescue homes were founded initially for the rescue and reformation of ... More


Housing cooperatives

Lynne Attwood

in Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents a discussion on housing cooperatives. Housing cooperatives were hailed as a first step on the path to communal living. They were a logical extension of the broader cooperative ... More


The Aesthetics of Laundry

Yuriko Saito

in Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As one of the most mundane aspects of daily life, laundry rarely garners aesthetic attention. However, this practical chore turns out to contain numerous aesthetic considerations beyond ensuring ... More


Female Proprietors and the Businesses They Started

Edith Sparks

in Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830611
eISBN:
9781469602479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868201_sparks.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the businesses operated by San Francisco female proprietors. The common types of women-owned enterprises are apparel, laundry, accommodations, beauty, and retail. The chapter ... More


Representations of Forced Labor in the Irish Magdalen Laundries: Contemporary Visual Art as Site of Memory

Audrey Rousseau

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores how societies can represent past injustices when few historical documents are available. Based on the hypothesis that art constitutes a visual language that has the ability to ... More


The Transformation of the Domestic Economy

David George Surdam

in Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Married American women worked long, hard hours. Cleaning, cooking, and laundry were almost insuperable tasks in the absence of electricity and indoor running water. Women were beasts of burden, ... More


Assessing the Hybrid Solution

Holly M. Smith

in Making Morality Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199560080
eISBN:
9780191853210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199560080.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 13 completes the development and assessment of the Hybrid approach. Final developments involve introducing the concept of an action’s being “decision-mandated,” redefining “subjective ... More


Pragmatic Responses to the Problem of Error

Holly M. Smith

in Making Morality Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199560080
eISBN:
9780191853210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199560080.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 examines ideal Pragmatic Responses to the problem of nonmoral error: responses which seek to identify a normatively acceptable moral code that is universally usable by all agents. Some ... More


Assessing Non-Ideal Pragmatic Responses to the Problem of Error

Holly M. Smith

in Making Morality Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199560080
eISBN:
9780191853210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199560080.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The non-ideal Pragmatic theorist seeks the moral code whose usability value, if not perfect, nonetheless exceeds that of any rival code. Chapter 7 assesses the success of this approach, and concludes ... More


Let Them Come and Settle with Us

Scott Zesch

in The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758760
eISBN:
9780190254445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758760.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter tells the story of the earliest Chinese immigrants to America, citing the California Gold Rush of 1849 as the primary factor that brought the first large wave of Chinese to the West ... More


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