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Sex and Marriage: Some Myths and Reasons

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses those myths that, in varying ways, John T. Noonan, John Boswell, Andrew Koppelman, and others have advanced about the sex ethics of Aquinas and thus of the Western tradition. ... More


The Changing Face of Sodom, Part II: The Vernacular Tradition

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter constitutes a comprehensive investigation of the extant references to Sodom in Old English texts, except for Genesis A which is considered in Chapter 6. It divides these allusions into ... More


Attitudes to Same‐Sex Activity in Anglo‐Saxon England: earg, the Penitentials, and OE bædling

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter begins by reviewing a limited amount of evidence which suggests that the Anglo‐Saxons may have had a less well‐developed concept of ergi, and concludes that, even given the paucity of ... More


Germanic Pederasty: The Evidence of the Classical Ethnographers

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter 2 reviews the ethnographical evidence available which suggests that the pre‐Migration Germanic tribes may have practised pederasty and same‐sex rites of initiation, also comparing accounts ... More


Destructive Desire: Sexual Themes and Same‐Sex Relations in Genesis A

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The sixth chapter investigates how homosocial bonds are constructed in the Old English poetic version of the biblical book of Genesis, starting with the treatment of the Sodomites in Genesis A and ... More


The Marquis de Villette and Mademoiselle de Raucourt: Representations of Male and Female Sexual Deviance in Late Eighteenth-century France

Jeffrey Merrick

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines representations of male and female sexual deviance in France during the late 18th century, focusing on the lives and experiences of Marquis de Villette and Mademoiselle de ... More


Structural Disadvantage

Sandra Fredman

in Women and the Law

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198763239
eISBN:
9780191695216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763239.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines the structural forces that influence women's disadvantage in the paid labour force in Great Britain. It provides a brief description of the key provisions of the Sex ... More


Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain's Age of Reform

Charles Upchurch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258532
eISBN:
9780520943582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258532.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality. Looking at the ... More


Where there is no financial contribution

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0037
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Before the Act of 1970, there might have been much debate as to whether the wife had made financial contributions of sufficient substance to entitle her to a share in the house. The author feels sure ... More


Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England

James M. Bromley and Will Stockton (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680764
eISBN:
9781452948560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680764.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

What is sex exactly? Does everyone agree on a definition? And does that definition hold when considering literary production in other times and places? This book makes clear that we cannot simply ... More


Introduction

Aileen McColgan

in Just Wages for Women

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265887
eISBN:
9780191682995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265887.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to trace the attempts made by UK governments, frequently under pressure from the EC, to improve women's positions at work. ... More


Freedom of Speech and Dismissal

Lucy Vickers

in Freedom of Speech and Employment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268307
eISBN:
9780191683497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268307.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter considers the extent to which these various provisions provide adequate employment protection for free speech. Employees who exercise the right to free speech about work may well find ... More


Sex Selection and Medical Termination of Pregnancy

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

With cultural preference of males to females, female foeticide is a serious problem. In an attempt to correct the skewed sex ratio, there is a statutory prohibition of pre-natal diagnosis of the sex ... More


The Shadow of the Occupation, 1942–1955

in Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389257
eISBN:
9780226389288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389288.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In May 1940, during World War II, after France was routed by Germany, the country was divided into two parts: an occupied zone and a “free zone.” The free zone had its capital at Vichy, which was ... More


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