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Sex, Abortion, and Prostitution in the Lives of Gilded Age Chicago Girls

Mary Linehan

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores issues of sex, abortion, and prostitution in the lives of girls in Chicago during the Gilded Age. In the late nineteenth century, some Chicago girls aged between twelve and ... More


Workers and Wages

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter argues that Mrs Warren's Profession provided a model for subsequent feminist and realist dramas which, like Shaw's play, argued that the root cause of prostitution was not women's sexual ... More


Performing Contradictions, Performing Bad-Girlness in Japan

Yau Ching

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses mainly on the issues raised during the author's teaching media production workshops at a girls' reform institute in Japan in 2002. This public institution operates like a school, ... More


) Gender, Sexuality, and Toughness: The Bad Girls of Action Film and Comic Books

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how the action heroine’s gender undermines the usefulness of “masculine” and “feminine” as mutually exclusive categories, focusing on the 1996 film Barb Wire and its roots in ... More


‘Juliet and Juliet Would be More My Cup of Tea’: Sexuality, Law, and Popular Culture 1

Didi Herman

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the governance of sexuality in mainstream, network television, focusing of the women's prison drama Bad Girls. It examines the role of popular television in constructing the ... More


“You See Everything”: Evoking Cinema

Rashna Wadia Richards

in Cinematic TV: Serial Drama goes to the Movies

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190071257
eISBN:
9780190071295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071257.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 concentrates on implicit cinematic references in serial television, ones that seem to flash up suddenly and perhaps even inadvertently. References are usually seen as synonymous with ... More


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