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The Modern Woman as Race Mother

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores discourses about women's bodies focusing on the themes of beauty, health, and fitness. A desire for beauty helps account for women's growing participation in physical culture, ... More


The Corset, Funding Policy and Banking Supervision

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter is divided into three different sections. It analyses forms of control that are not part of the ‘classical’ tradition of the previous chapter. The first section examines the idea of the ... More


The Limitations to the Role of Monetary Policy

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Focuses on the limitations encountered by the monetary authorities when trying to control the economy. The argument builds on the previous chapters to show the problems with fiscal instruments such ... More


UK Monetary Policy Since 1971

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Is a short description of monetary policy since 1971. It provides a brief overview of the monetary controls that will form the basis of the next few chapters. It then has a summary of the basic ... More


Corsets and Girdles

Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the question of who decides how and when fashion changes. It analyzes the decline of the nineteenth century corset and its eventual replacement by the twentieth century girdle. ... More


Return of the Repressed (Waist), 1947–1952

Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the repercussions of the 1947 New Look designs of Christian Dior. These designs stimulated the return of corsets to fashion prominence. This New Look quickly spread to the ... More


‘Hoist the Colours!’ Framing Feminism through Charismatic White Leadership in the Fantasy Blockbuster

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the manifestation of melancholic white femininity in fantasy films featuring proto-feminist heroines. The protagonists of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Alice in ... More


From model factory to modern factory

Helena Chance

in The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993009
eISBN:
9781526124043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Initiatives to make gardens and parks at factories were a part of the wider public health and urban planning reforms taking place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In landscaping ... More


Liberation and a Corset: Examining False Feminism in Steampunk

Mary Anne Taylor

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter will explore feminist possibilities presented through steampunk, and negotiate the complexities of gender empowerment through Victorian style. Although not a universal sentiment, many ... More


Epilogue Political Habits and Citizenship's Corset: The 1790s and Beyond

Kate Haulman

in The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834879
eISBN:
9781469602929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869291_haulman.11
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that, in the 1970s, the corset reentered the world of fashion. This is not to say that the midsections of women's bodies had gone unsupported in the decades, even centuries, ... More


Searching for Female Emancipation

Regina A. Root

in Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647934
eISBN:
9781452945965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647934.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the increasing complexity of fashion that heightens the function of a woman in public spaces. The complexity of fashion started from the nineteenth century, when women were ... More


‘A Supreme Example of Whitehall “Tinkering” ’: The Resumption of Consumer Credit Controls, 1971–1979

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn, and Sean O’Connell

in The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198732235
eISBN:
9780191796555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732235.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Competition and Credit Control contributed to the abandonment of hire purchase terms control, but officials continued to search for another mechanism that could target consumer expenditure. Their ... More


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