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Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Amy M. Froide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents original research on women who never married in early modern England. It reintroduces us to the category of marital status and to the significant ways it shaped the life ... More


Knowing Their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Britain

Lucy Delap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572946
eISBN:
9780191728846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572946.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of lives and labour within twentieth-century British homes. From great houses to suburbs and slums, it charts the interactions of servants and employers and the intense ... More


Maids in the Televisual City:: Competing Tales of Post-Socialist Modernity

Wanning Sun

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter is concerned with public representations of private lives as they unfold in the urban family. Using the maid as a point of entry to modern family life in the city, it argues that ... More


Beyond Ophelia: The Anatomy of Female Melancholy

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

It is often claimed that whereas male lovesickness is classified as a form of melancholy—a malady associated with creativity, interiority, and intellect—the female version is considered a disorder of ... More


Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Selina Todd

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282753
eISBN:
9780191712494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book gives an account of young women's lives, challenges, and existing assumptions about working class life and womanhood in England between the end of the First World War and the beginning of ... More


Introduction

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter asks and answers the question: why study singlewomen from the past? The aim of this book, it states, is to reintroduce marital status as a category of difference, and look ... More


Spinsters, Superannuated Virgins, and Old Maids: Representations of Singlewomen

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter traces the emergence of the negative stereotypes of the spinster and the old maid. Examining various genres of literature from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, it focuses on three ... More


Mirth and Licence: Moll at the Bankside and Moll in Cheapside

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Seven years after 1 Whore, Thomas Middleton worked with Dekker on Roaring Girl (1611), another play for the Prince’s Men. The plot reworks some of ... More


‘I have made his glory mine’: Women and the Nation in the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie L. Barczewski

in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the role of female characters in the two legends, and the implications which this had regarding the inclusion of women in the contemporary British state. In particular, it looks ... More


Maid of Honour 1673–1678

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Reinforced by her possession of self-assurance and good looks, Sarah's interest shifted away from her improvident family towards, instead, to issues of the Court which concerned much of the nation's ... More


Richardson's Pamela and Domestic Service

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela as it relates to domestic servants in England during the 18th century. It suggests that one of the reasons for the immense popularity of the ... More


Of Maids and Prostitutes: Indonesian Female Migrants in the New Asian Hinterlands

Johan Lindquist

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the space of migration of the Growth Triangle, particularly Batam Island, at the borderlands between Indonesia and Singapore, discussing displaced narratives of women trapped ... More


Boy Wanted: 1918–1924

Philip Fuma

in Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195115703
eISBN:
9780199853144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

“Boy Wanted”, featuring in the musical A Dangerous Maid, was a catalogue song in the mold of Gilbert and Sullivan patter numbers, where four girls “list” the qualities they are looking for in a boy, ... More


Bruce of Annandale

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter opens by tracing the family history of the Bruces. In the twelfth century King David I of Scotland granted land in Annandale, controlling one of the main routes into southwestern ... More


1879–1881

Roland John Wiley

in Tchaikovsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Circumstances in 1879–1881 produced a malaise that brought Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1881 to the nadir of his life. That year, The Maid of Orleans kept him in St. Petersburg, but the other works he ... More


Television for <i>All</i> Women?: Devious Maids

Jillian Báez

in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039577
eISBN:
9780252097669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039577.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the content and reception of the first season of Devious Maids within an institutional context. In doing so, it views the series as a contested form of feminized popular culture ... More


Motherhood and the household: domestic tragedy and city comedy

Felicity Dunworth

in Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076329
eISBN:
9781781702161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the mother's physical presence in relation to spaces; to the geography that signifies and comprises her social function and status. The focus is upon the representation of ... More


Service

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

in Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on serving-class migrants. Maids provide a clearer case of serving-class migration than waiters. Service is deeply entangled in their lives. It defines their entry conditions and ... More


Wives, Concubines, and Maids: Servitude and Kinship in the Hong Kong Region, 1900–1940

Rubie S. Watson

in Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the ways in which servile status and gender inequality interact to create conditions of subordination and hierarchy within the household itself, arguing that the inequality ... More


For the Strength of Youth

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“Youth” are defined by the Church as Young Men and Young Women who are members in good standing in the age-range from 12 years through age 17. The young men are ordained to the Aaronic priesthood, ... More


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