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Breach of Promise in the Post-Victorian Period (1900–40): A Changing Ideal, the Action’s Decline, and the Symbolism of Breach of Promise

Saskia Lettmaier

in Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the post-Victorian period, beginning after 1900. It reveals that, as the feminine ideal veered away from the nineteenth-century definition of true womanhood towards the ... More


Women and family

Alice Johnson

in Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620313
eISBN:
9781789629910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620313.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Using primary sources including diaries and letters, this chapter sheds considerable light on the female intellectual and cultural sphere. A wide-ranging discussion of middle-class women living in an ... More


Female Emancipation

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg

in Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113539
eISBN:
9781800340473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113539.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the female emancipatory activity of enlightened Jewish women. At the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, the main efforts to challenge male ... More


The Early Thirties: Modernity, New Women, and the Aesthetic of Attractions

Veronica Pravadelli

in Classic Hollywood: Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038778
eISBN:
9780252096730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the early sound period. From a formal perspective, the dominant film style has an affinity with silent cinema; it is filled with superimpositions, extended dissolves, elaborate ... More


‘Angels who have lost their way’: the work of rescue and refuge homes

Leanne McCormick

in Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates the work of rescue and reform homes in Northern Ireland in relation to prostitution. Penitentiaries and rescue homes were founded initially for the rescue and reformation of ... More


How (and Why) the Analogy of Marriage with Slavery Provided the Springboard for Women's Rights Demands in France, 1640–1848

Karen Offen

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the protean meanings of “slavery” in France during the period 1640–1848. It traces the ideological comparison of marriage and slavery and shows that the slavery/marriage analogy ... More


Spanish Women’s Clothing during the Long Post-Civil War Period

Giuliana Di Febo

in Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter discusses how women’s clothing became a key part of rhetoric during and after the Spanish Civil War. During the Civil War (1936–39), women’s clothes played such an important role that it ... More


Mothers and the Labour Market

Julia Brannen

in Social Research Matters: A Life in Family Sociology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529208566
eISBN:
9781529208610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208566.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reflects on the shifting public discourses in Britain concerning mothers and the labour market from the end of the Second World War and shows how the framing of research questions ... More


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