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Companionate Marriage

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

By the 1920s, as sex radicals were silenced by the Red Scare, more conventional reformers—social scientists and ex‐radicals—developed the concept of companionate marriage, to adapt marriage to a ... More


‘Un noviazgo después de ser casados’ * : Companionate Marriage, Sexual Intimacy, and the Modern Mexican Family

Jennifer S. Hirsch

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Highlights the ways in which marital ideologies are socially constructed and historically variable and suggests how transformations in these marital ideologies and their social categories can ... More


‘she was pleased to leave it to me’ 1

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Challenging the assumption that women were the driving force behind the decline in family size in Britain, this chapter explores the finding that between the 1920s and the 1950s, it was husbands, not ... More


Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Christina Simmons

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

As a modern female style undermined a Victorian motherhood‐centered ideal, whites and African Americans debated conceptions of women's sexuality and marriage. In the 1910s social hygiene reformers ... More


Familicide: A History

Neil Websdale

in Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.003.003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Chapter 3 argues familicide appears confined to modern times; the period from 1755 in the United States. The chapter covers three historical periods: medieval, early modern and modern. The author ... More


Yours for the (Marriage) Revolution: Mary Austin and Jack London

Donna M. Campbell

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In 1915, Mary Austin (1868-1934) wrote to her old friend and fellow writer Jack London (1876-1916) to upbraid him for failing to write a novel that truthfully depicted the life of a modern woman, and ... More


The Perfect Marriage

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapterr examines the ideal Jain marriage, that of the sati Maynasundari and King Sripal; this pair shares a companionate marriage centered around mutuality and the shared performance of Jain ... More


Plantation Heiress Fiction, Slavery, and the Properties of White Marriage

Jeffory A. Clymer

in Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897704
eISBN:
9780199980123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897704.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 3 considers how the color line shaped disputes over the economic position of women within marriage between whites. In books featuring the travails of white plantation heiresses, novelist E. ... More


A Women’s World History, in the World of Arabic Letters: A Reader’s View

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Gives a history of the volume’s publication and circulation within the context of the early non-official press and book publishing sector in Egypt, followed by a discussion of the book’s themes as ... More


A Place for Love: Autonomy, Choice, and Partnership

Sarah Wobick-Segev

in Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605145
eISBN:
9781503606548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605145.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The second chapter examines the transition from arranged to companionate marriages among Ashkenazic Jews in the three cities and, in particular, as a reaction to the expanding market of leisure ... More


The Politics of Marriages of Conflict

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The inter-war years offered women, particularly young single women, a ‘new modernity’, as employment opportunities extended the breadth of jobs open to them and the expansion of commercial leisure ... More


‘The Marriage Outlaws’: Experiences of Marriage Breakdown Before Divorce

Niamh Cullen

in Love, Honour, and Jealousy: An Intimate History of the Italian Economic Miracle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198840374
eISBN:
9780191875953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840374.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter charts experiences of marriage breakdown and attitudes towards separation from the late 1940s to the 1970s. Although divorce was not legal until 1970, legal separations were permitted in ... More


Family Films

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The “family film” is the most common Nigerian film genre, its prominence related to the importance of women as consumers of Nollywood films. The family film’s melodramatic mode infiltrates other ... More


American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Approaching the period of 1880 to 1930 in American literature as one in which the processes of rethinking the past were as prevalent as wholly “new” works of art, this collection treats the century’s ... More


Marriage between Kin

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/9780813044613.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The specific question that this chapter seeks to address is, Why do the Bekaa Bedouin prefer marriages between close kin in general and patriparallel cousins in particular? The main argument put ... More


My Little Girl Wife: The Transformation of Childhood and Marriage in the Late Nineteenth Century

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the later nineteenth century, ideas about childhood and about marriage had undergone significant transformations in the United States, especially among the middle class. Children were now seen as ... More


Lost for Love

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Braddon depicts education as a means of cultivating character in her largely overlooked novel Lost for Love. The novel’s heroines, Flora Chamney and Louisa Gurner, find happiness because of their ... More


Sociological Description and the Forensics of Sexuality

Durba Mitra

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyses how typologies of deviant female sexuality shaped medico-legal narratives of abortion in colonial eastern India. I argue that forensic medicine shaped normative understandings ... More


Winnifred Wygal’s Flock: Same-Sex Desire and Christian Faith in the 1920s

Kathi Kern

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter follows the life and personal relationships of Winnifred Wygal (1884–1972), a career Young Women’s Christian Association worker. Wygal forged an erotic life that challenged both the ... More


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