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Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is ... More


‘Light green uniforms, white aprons and caps’: Training unemployed women

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Women never seem to have entered the thinking of those who developed and ran government work camps. After the Great War, rising unemployment among women workers led to a number of training programmes ... More


Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

John Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book provides a comprehensive account of work camp movements in Britain before 1939, based on thorough archival research, and on the reminiscences of participants. It starts with their origins in ... More


Introduction

Alexandra J. Finley

in An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469661353
eISBN:
9781469655130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661353.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents an overview of the book and defines three key concepts: domestic labor, socially reproductive labor, and the sexual economy of slavery. The introduction also provides background ... More


An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Alexandra J. Finley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469661353
eISBN:
9781469655130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661353.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Alexandra Finley adds crucial new dimensions to the boisterous debate over the relationship between slavery and capitalism by placing women's labor at the center of the antebellum slave trade, ... More


Conclusion

Alexandra J. Finley

in An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469661353
eISBN:
9781469655130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661353.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion summarizes the main arguments of the book, reviewing the ways in which women's labor was crucial to the functioning of the antebellum slave trade and thus the broader economic system ... More


Speaking of Abjection: White Writing and Black Resistance in Kathryn Stockett’s

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The genre of the white liberal race novel was revived in 2009 by Stockett’s bestseller and its high-profile Hollywood film version. Much controversy broke out over the novel’s depiction of black ... More


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