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Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Cordelia Beattie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is a focused study of the use of the category ‘single woman’ in late medieval England. In a culture in which marriage was the desirable norm and virginity was particularly prized in ... More


Conclusion: What Does It Mean to Be a Good Mother?

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0103
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concludes Part III of the book. Unable to leave the workforce, the women in the interviews settle for resting the measure of motherhood not on being there every moment but on being ... More


Conclusion: Cultural Intersections

Cordelia Beattie

in Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This conclusion reflects on how the power of classification resides as much in language, in dominant cultural ideas that influence and inflect language use, as with individual classifiers. Key ... More


Single Women and Property

Allyson M. Poska

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265312
eISBN:
9780191708763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265312.003.02
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Approximately twenty percent of Galician women never married — some by choice, some because the sex ratio of many parishes was such that there were often two women for every man. Half of those who ... More


Sweden: The Feminization of Poverty?

Diane Sainsbury and Ann Morissens

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter initially presents the specific matrix of Swedish policies that has contributed to low poverty rates, with special emphasis on women's employment and social rights. It then describes the ... More


The Single Woman in Penitential Discourse

Cordelia Beattie

in Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter contends that ‘single woman’ was a useful category in a religious discourse concerned with sexual sin and penance. The focus here is on pastoral manuals that use the category in their ... More


Classification in Cultural Context

Cordelia Beattie

in Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the associations that accrue to certain categories through their repeated use in particular contexts by influential cultural discourses. It argues that use of the categories ... More


‘A Car or a Wife?’ The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter re-analyses existing statistical sources to explain the underlying transformation and disruption of existing ways of living that occurred as a result of the astonishing reduction in risk ... More


Romance, Intimacy, And Pregnancy: Father Involvement Outside of Marriage

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

When women chance pregnancy and decide to both bear and raise their children, this chapter suggests that they do so knowing that their children have been created according to the deeply ingrained ... More


Introduction

Cordelia Beattie

in Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the types of classification considered in the book (interpretative schemes, which divide society into various subgroups, and the labelling of named individuals), ... More


Victorian Women Hymn‐Writers

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses the woman writer, and hymn writing as an acceptable occupation for women; the character of this writing, and examples of it from Charlotte Elliott, Sarah Flower Adams, and Cecil Frances ... More


Sex-Based Discrimination Trends in Japan, 1965–2005 *: The Gender Wage Gap and the Marriage Bar

Kunihiro Kimura

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199732166
eISBN:
9780199866144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes sex-based discrimination trends in Japan and proposes hypotheses that might explain these trends. Section 2 briefly describes the official statistics that provide the source of ... More


Home Girls Single Life

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the difficulties that beset young women in the nineteenth-century Old South as they finished college and confronted their adult destiny as wives and mothers. It focuses on the ... More


Unlikely Allies: Missionaries and Laywomen

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Evidence from wills highlight the striking number of non-elite women living outside of marriage who successfully professed as lay Franciscan tertiaries, that is, as members of the powerful Franciscan ... More


Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book reframes our understanding of single women and religious culture in colonial and nineteenth-century Latin America. Most works on women and early modern religion examine nuns, holy women, or ... More


Single Women in Marriage and Employment Markets in Japan

Lynne Y. Nakano

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the perceptions of single women about their lives during and after their marriageable years. Drawing on research that involved extensive interviews with single women and ... More


Sex, Honor, and Devotion

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 3 traces how non-elite single women navigated their moral status and developed alliances with the Catholic Church in the shifting religious landscape between 1700 and 1770. Although scholars ... More


Marriage and Reproduction in East Asian Cities: Views from Single Women in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo

Lynne Nakano

in Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852962
eISBN:
9780824869113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852962.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that in East Asia, marriage represents a significant life step for women and involves expectations that the woman is willing and capable of giving birth. Based on interviews with ... More


Living within the Dilemma of Choice: Singles

Nancy Rosenberger

in Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836962
eISBN:
9780824870898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836962.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how single women live within the dilemma of choice. Singles are at the center of contradictions in Japan and the social movement that is stretching the limits of compatibility ... More


Single women and property

Deborah Wilson

in Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077982
eISBN:
9781781703328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077982.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the role of single woman in the family property distribution and formal–informal powers available to elite woman. Single women were absent from family genealogies that focus on ... More


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