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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


Duke Ellington: “George Gershwin” (1973)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0082
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from composer Duke Ellington's 1973 book Music Is My Mistress focusing on George Gershwin. It suggests that Ellington's remarks have been often referred to several ... More


Royal Bastardy and Dynastic Crisis

Matthew Gerber

in Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755370
eISBN:
9780199932603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755370.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

The political dimensions of bastardy were most evident in the public controversy stemming from Louis XIV’s attempt to declare his extramarital offspring capable of inheriting the French throne. The ... More


Household Mistresses

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the dual roles of early modern London wives as subject wives and household mistresses, paying particular attention to ways in which the relationship between husband and wife was ... More


Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Nina Kushner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris—the demimonde—by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. These damesentretenues exchanged sex, ... More


Aristocrats as Entrepreneurs

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter challenges the view that the landed aristocracy as a social group were inherently anti-business, anti-industrial, and anti-commercial. Instead it argues that there have always been ... More


Introduction

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The book explores the age-old paradox of utopian feminism—the treatment of the “other” woman or the existence of “sororophobia.” The book structures its examination in two directions. First, the ... More


The Chapter of Zulaykha

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Among the many female characters that Qur'anic sacred history depicts for the faithful, the image of Joseph's mistress, the wife of his Egyptian master, stands out by its intricacy. In the story, the ... More


‘Shortliv'd as foliage is the race of man’: The Last of the Race and the Natural World

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The development of the last of the race figure in rural literature is said to have been brought about by the new consciousness of change and loss. In poems such as William Shenstone's ‘The ... More


Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Kathleen Wellman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnes Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in ... More


‘We Four Must Never Part’ 17102–1703

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/9780198202240.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Because Sarah and her family stood by Anne through the years despite all the challenges that they encountered, the Marlboroughs initially found their rewards when Anne became Queen. As such, Sarah ... More


Home for the Handover: Muted Exceptionalisms in Transnational Times

Stacilee Ford

in Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the women's narratives with regard to cross-cultural encounters during the run up to 1997, and shortly thereafter, when the pedagogical impulse, while still evident, was ... More


Male Experiences of Galanterie

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the social practices of mistress keeping, which were defined by broad parameters. Most patrons visited their mistresses several times a week, though a sizeable ... More


The Captive Queen

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

Though generous to his rebel sons and his vanquished enemies, Henry II was unrelenting where his wife was concerned. He had her shut up in the keep at Salisbury, Old Sarum. The confinement was ... More


Chapter III.

John Andrew Jackson

in The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869550
eISBN:
9781469602868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807869550.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, Jackon describes his mistress and talks about events that relate to her. She was a native to South Carolina and is described in this chapter as “mean to everybody”.


Scattered Pearls and Mistresses of Seclusion: Zaynab Fawwāz, Arabic Biographical Writing, and a Canon of Female Visibility

Marilyn Booth

in May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224193
eISBN:
9780520925212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224193.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Labība Hāshim (c. 1880–1947) had published her monthly magazine Fatāt al-sharq (Young Woman of the East) just twice when, in December 1906, she announced a new department to publish items about women ... More


The Mistress and Female Sexuality

Patricia Brett Erens

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Crystal Kwok's film, The Mistress, replaces male fantasy and the male gaze with female desire and a female subject position. However, it was not surprising that when it was shown commercially, the ... More


In My Father's Shadow

William Shang

in Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

William Shang was born in Tokyo when his father, Shang Zhen, was already 70 years old. His father acted as a senior adviser to the Chinese diplomatic mission in Tokyo, a position he officially held ... More


White women and the decline of Chinese ‘houseboys’, 1910s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter four plots the decline of Chinese ‘houseboys’ in Darwin and Singapore and across Southeast Asia in general from the 1910s to the 1930s. The chapter contests the theory put forward by a ... More


Idle mems, weary wives and ‘red hot revolutionaries’: domestic tension and political antagonism in the home, 1910s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 explores the tense relationship between British and white Australian mistresses and their Chinese male servants. Drawing on oral histories, fiction, travel writing and newspaper articles ... More


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