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

Eleanor Hubbard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

City Women is a major new study of the lives of ordinary women in early modern London. Drawing on thousands of pages of Londoners' depositions for the consistory court, it focuses on the ... More


Widowhood

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/9780199265312.003.05
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Elderly women, especially widows, were a prominent part of early modern rural society. While the stereotype of the poor widow has some resonance in Galicia, most widows had already served as de facto ... More


Widows: Gendered Experiences of Widowhood

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the plight and sorrow of the Victorian and Edwardian women in the face of their husband's death. In the 19th century, the mortality rates were high producing high rates of ... More


Widows

SHEILAGH OGILVIE

in A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205548
eISBN:
9780191719219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205548.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the economic position of widows in the pre-industrial German society under analysis in this book. Patterns of widows' work are distilled from a database of work observations ... More


Dealing with Death

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/9780199609345.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses widowhood, remarriage, and old age in early modern London. It uses quantitative data to demonstrate that London widows remarried rapidly. City law treated widows relatively ... More


Famine, Widowhood and Paid Work: Seeking Gender Justice in South Asia

Martha Alter Chen

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines what Amartya Sen has written and argued about gender injustice in three seemingly distinct, but related contexts in South Asia: famine, widowhood, and paid work. The chapter is ... More


Adult Life

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with women's conceptions of adult life. They usually conceptualised female maturity in terms of being married, with a household to run, possibly with children to rear and servants ... More


Social Construction: The “Debunking” Project

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In his book The Social Construction of What?, Ian Hacking offers a schema for understanding different social constructionist claims along with a framework for distinguishing kinds or degrees of ... More


Disabled husbands, deserted wives, working widows: the marriage bar in public servants’ private lives until 1946

Helen Glew

in Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719090271
eISBN:
9781526104458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is an in-depth examination of the women whose lives did not fit neatly into the categories of ‘married’ or ‘single’. Instances of widowhood, divorce, separation, broken engagement, as ... More


Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Kim Tolley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Susan Nye Hutchison (1790-1867) was one of many teachers to venture south across the Mason-Dixon Line in the Second Great Awakening. From 1815 to 1841, she kept journals about her career, family ... More


School Business

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 reconstructs Susan Nye Hutchison's transformation from nearly destitute widow in New York to successful academy founder in North Carolina. Her journals reveal the relatively unknown ... More


A Group of Noble Dames

Sophie Gilmartin and Rod Mengham

in Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632657
eISBN:
9780748651641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632657.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines A Group of Noble Dames, a collection of stories that mostly feature cross-class relationships or marriages. It shows several ‘noble dames’ who marry men from lower classes, as ... More


White Widowhood

Teresa S. Moyer

in Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060460
eISBN:
9780813050720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060460.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 5 discusses Margaret Carroll’s life in widowhood. Government documents of postcolonial Maryland, in particular, tracked the enslaved population’s family relationships, life cycles, skill ... More


Satmar: Succession Charged with Conflict

Samuel C. Heilman

in Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520277236
eISBN:
9780520966482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277236.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes a dynasty with the largest number of Hasidim in America in which conflict has been the dominant element of its succession from the first to the current rebbe. It shows how ... More


“Stub vp the rootes of all our mischifes” (December, 1640—July, 1642)

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter tracks D’Ewes’s work as an MP from the early months of the Long Parliament when hope remained high for a settlement with the king until the summer of 1642 when it had become obvious that ... More


“Women Are as Knowing Therein as the Men”: Dutch Women in Early America

Kim Todt

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Dutch colony of New Netherlands differed in significant manners from the English colonies in North America. In New Netherlands, women had significant culture entitlements and legal rights and ... More


Gender Myths and Demographic Realities

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter critiques Western feminist narratives of gender and Third World women's reproduction. Partial life table estimates by gender provide a window into gender disparities in Bedouin infant ... More


Marital Trajectories, Women’s Autonomy, and Women’s Well-Being in Senegal

Sylvie Lambert, Dominique van de Walle, and Paola Villar

in Towards Gender Equity in Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Divorce is frequent and widowhood is a common predicament for women in Africa, due in particular to the fact that women marry older men. Remarriage appears to take place relatively rapidly: the ... More


‘To condole with me on the Commonwealth’s loss’: the widows and orphans of Parliament’s military commanders

Andrew Hopper

in Battle-scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526124807
eISBN:
9781526138675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter will examine how the Long Parliament and interregnum regimes treated the widows and orphans of their fallen military commanders. It will draw upon the petitions of the widows of the ... More


A life of relationships

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

in Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter bridges the macro–micro gap by showing how the historical transformation of intimacy is reflected in older individuals’ relationship careers. The chapter challenges the idea that current ... More


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