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Boundaries of the possible: ‘Never give up on a good thing’

Aaron Ben-Zéev and Ruhama Goussinsky

in In The Name of Love: Romantic ideology and its victims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566496
eISBN:
9780191693595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566496.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Love transcends reality thus, leading us to the world of wild imagination and endless possibilities. This chapter discusses the crucial role imagination plays in creating personal ideals and ... More


The Police and the Demimonde

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Jean-Baptiste Meusnier's investigation of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris. In his ten-year career with a police unit, the Département des femmes galantes, he had ... More


Domestic Life

in Invisible Men: The Secret Lives of Police Constables in Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, 1900-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312359
eISBN:
9781846316104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316104.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the early twentienth century, the domestic lives of police constables and their families in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool followed common working-class patterns. These patterns were also ... More


Intimacy: The Role of Third Elements

Xiaoying Qi

in Remaking Families in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197510988
eISBN:
9780197511015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510988.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Marriage and the Family

This chapter makes an original contribution to the study of intimacy by showing how third elements unavoidably impact spousal relations. Intimacy between Chinese spouses occurs in the context of an ... More


Marriage between Chaos and Product: Friedrich and Dorothea Schlegel

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter elaborates how other theorists and poets of Frühromantik dealt with the question of the sign, of communication, and of unification. In particular, it presents a story of an extramarital ... More


Divorce: Broken and Unbroken Bonds

Xiaoying Qi

in Remaking Families in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197510988
eISBN:
9780197511015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510988.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Marriage and the Family

Divorce in China involves not only a disengaging couple but also their children, parents, and other relatives, who all play a significant role in the process. This chapter shows that a decision to ... More


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