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Master and Servant: Social Mobility and the Ironic Exchange of Roles in Swift’s Directions to Servants

Shirshendu Chakrabarti

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

Swift’s Directions to Servants remains a curiously neglected or underrated work: critics in the past have usually regarded this unfinished piece as a straightforward, meticulously observed exposure ... More


Labour Legislation, Casuality, and the Cost of Labour

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the problems faced by authorities in the process of making and implementing policies for the discipline of labour. While the policy of separation was conceived and implemented, ... More


Workers, 1733–1736

Noeleen McIlvenna

in The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624037
eISBN:
9781469624051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624037.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes everyday life for the working class of England, then tells the story of the difficult first years of the settlement of Savannah and surrounding forts. The high rates of illness ... More


Religion and Politics

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

Some of Mahatma Gandhi’s own colleagues and followers complained that he had a tendency to mix religion with politics. The confusion stemmed in large part from the fact that Gandhi’s concept of ... More


Authority

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Shakespeare’s response to the moral foundation of authority is not located in the speeches of his political leaders, because authority is not synonymous with power. Authority ... More


The Conventions of Accountability: Recent Developments

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Recent growths on the conventions of accountability are explored in this chapter. With regards to the Queen and Ministerial advice, the Queen's actions are no longer exclusively under the influence ... More


Domestic Life

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the hierarchies within families of the upper classes and middle classes, the appellations used for different members of households, different types of servants and slaves and ... More


Servants of India

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

By 1904, it was clear to Gokhale that the Indian National Congress was losing its influence in India, and its branch in England, the British Committee, was on the verge of insolvency and collapse. ... More


Last Days

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s commitment to the Servants of India Society. The Society was aimed at harnessing the youth to patriotic service. During his long absences from India in connection ... More


‘An Insurrection of Maids’: Domestic Servants and the Agitation of 1872

Jan Merchant

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the events of Dundee's maidservants' agitation in 1872. On the evening of 19 April 1872, a meeting of local maidservants was held in Mathers' Hotel, Dundee, which concluded with ... More


Regulating Servants in Victorian Women’s Print Media

Kathryn Ledbetter

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, Kathryn Ledbetter considers some of the ‘invisible’ figures that were at the heart of domestic magazines. If, as Beetham notes, domestic magazines often elided the presence of the ... More


Providing and Taking the Opportunity: Women Civil Servants and Feminist Periodical Culture in Interwar Britain

Helen Glew

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Opportunity was the publication of the Federation of Women Civil Servants (later the National Association of Women Civil Servants), an organisation which campaigned for equal pay, equal opportunity ... More


The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Elizabeth Hamilton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In The Feringhees, Elizabeth Hamilton, herself born in India, reveals through the medium of her husband’s great-great-grandfather, Sir Robert Hamilton, and her own father, Sir William Barton, the ... More


The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Elizabeth Hamilton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In The Feringhees, Elizabeth Hamilton, herself born in India, reveals through the medium of her husband’s great-great-grandfather, Sir Robert Hamilton, and her own father, Sir William Barton, the ... More


Servants to What Cause: Illustrating Queer Movement Culture through Grassroots Periodicals

Margaret Galvan

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Through these characters and the broad range of The Advocate’s intended audience, Bechdel is able to reflect on subjects of relevance to the gay community at large—like AIDS and associated ... More


The Road to Independence

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0022
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The Second Cripps Mission goes out and attempts to bridge the widening gap between Hindus, Muslims, and the princely states but returns without agreements. Lord Wavell is replaced by Earl Mountbatten ... More


Followers

Steven Gunn

in Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199659838
eISBN:
9780191748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659838.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Loyal and effective deputies, servants, and retainers were necessary for the new men to carry out their many tasks. Their personal servants not only managed their private affairs but also assisted ... More


The Limits of Office

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

This final chapter returns to the balancing act in assessing the difference an individual in charge of a global governance body can make and where his or her limitations are depending on the ... More


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