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Untangling the Roots of Modern Sex Roles: A Survey of Four Centuries of Change

Ruth H. Bloch

in Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses that the conceptual framework of the argument—the distinction between “symbols” and “roles”—addresses the same concerns about the relationship between material and ideational ... More


Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Jennifer C. Edwards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Superior Women examines female monastic authority at the abbey of Sainte-Croix in Poitiers from its foundation by Saint-Radegund in the sixth century through its sixteenth-century reform. Along with ... More


Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Ruth Bloch

Stephen Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book brings together chapters on the origins of Anglo-American conceptions of gender and morality. It illuminates the overarching theme of this work by addressing a basic historical question: ... More


‘Beware Oh Petticoats! There Be Leeches in These Parts’: Reading Gender, Indigeneity, and Tribal Authority in T.H. Lewin’s Archive, c. 1864–75

Angma Dey Jhala

in An Endangered History: Indigeneity, Religion, and Politics on the Borders of India, Burma, and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493081
eISBN:
9780199096909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493081.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter critiques the voluminous published and unpublished writings of Thomas H. Lewin, the first British deputy commissioner and would-be ethnographer of the CHT during the 1860s and 1870s. He ... More


The Prioress and the Second Nun

Katherine J. Lewis

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Although there has been a mass of work on the Prioress and the nature of her femininity, scholars have paid little attention to the relationship between her gender and her position of authority as ... More


“Reading for Kernels of Truth”: The Webb Book Club

Justine Howe

in Suburban Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190258870
eISBN:
9780190258894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190258870.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines Webb’s book group, which provides a crucial window into the possibilities and limitations of religious third spaces. Claiming interpretative authority, book club members, all ... More


An Office of Her Own? Alice Munro and the Legacy of Writing with In-Authority

Eva Mendez

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Alice Munro’s short story “The Office,” the protagonist claims an office of her own in which to write. Munro’s narrative can thus be read as engaging with the ideas on the spatial conditions for ... More


Introduction: Approaching American Islam

Justine Howe

in Suburban Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190258870
eISBN:
9780190258894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190258870.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter demonstrates how the Webb Foundation exemplifies important trends in the study of contemporary American Muslim community formation, particularly efforts to transcend racial divisions, ... More


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