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The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Ulinka Rublack

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book studies ‘deviant’ women. It presents an account of how women were prosecuted for theft, infanticide, and sexual crimes in early modern Germany, and challenges the assumption that women were ... More


The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Vernon Reynolds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Chimpanzees have never been more threatened with extinction than they are today. This book focuses on one chimpanzee group, the Sonso community, living in a tropical rain forest, the Budongo Forest ... More


Deacon's Dilemma: The Problem of Pair-bonding in Human Evolution

Robin Dunbar

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Humans have an unusual mating system — nominally monogamous pair-bonds set within multimale/multifemale communities. In the context of large, dispersed communities, this inevitably places a ... More


From Infanticide to Activism: Emotions and Identity in Self-Help Movements

Verta Taylor and Lisa Leitz

in Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388299
eISBN:
9780199866519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Taylor and Leitz trace processes of collective identity construction and politicization among women suffering from postpartum psychiatric illness who have been convicted of infanticide. Joining a ... More


Infanticide

Vernon Reynolds

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The causes and results of infanticide, which occurs sporadically at Budongo, are described and discussed, with detailed descriptions of some infanticidal events. Adult males are the primary killers ... More


Gender, ‘Madness’, and Crime: the Doctrine of Infanticide

Arlie Loughnan

in Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698592
eISBN:
9780191738883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698592.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter takes up the issue of the relationship between gender, ‘madness’, and crime via an examination of the specific case of the infanticide doctrine. It suggests that a dense network of ... More


Redefining Social Interest: The Eighteenth-Century Foundling Crisis

Matthew Gerber

in Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755370
eISBN:
9780199932603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755370.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

Even as French jurists increasingly grounded the exclusion of extramarital offspring from the family on social interest rather than supposed personal defect, the definition of social interest was ... More


The Politics of Fertility in Seventeenth-Century France

Leslie Tuttle

in Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195381603
eISBN:
9780199870295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381603.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Human fertility was a political issue in modern France long before eighteenth‐century writers raised concerns about depopulation. This chapters surveys seventeenth‐century thinking about the ... More


Maidservants Adrift

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses what became of pregnant maidservants. While maidservants have been described as vulnerable to sexual exploitation, in fact illegitimacy rates were low in London. This chapter ... More


Issues Particularly Affecting the Female Child

Susan C. Mapp

in Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195339710
eISBN:
9780199863686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Many issues disproportionately affect girls. Sex-selective abortion and infanticide have created a gap of 60 million “missing” females. The cultural context of Female Genital Cutting and efforts to ... More


Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Michelle T. King

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book breaks down the naturalized and eternal relationship between female infanticide and Chinese culture and reconstructs that association as a product of historical processes of the nineteenth ... More


Creation and Relation

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the theologies of creation and the relation of human beings to God. It first examines the topics of Genesis and cites. It considers that the concerns of Genesis are different ... More


The Essex Abortionist: Depravity, Sex, and Violence

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter probes deeper into the issues of depravity, sex, and violence through stories told to the Colchester borough magistrates in 1638. Lydia Downes gave a damning account of her sexual ... More


Gossip, Silence, or Accusation

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

A central paradox of early modern government was the disjunction between an ever-widening programme of moral policing and the lack of corresponding investment in preventive measures and police ... More


Infanticide

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the lives of women who committed infanticide, and examines popular responses to their punishment. It also discusses the different meanings of manslaughter and infanticide in ... More


Perspectives on human health and disease from evolutionary and behavioral ecology

Beverly I. Strassmann and Ruth Mace

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Patients are phenotypes; thus all medical conditions are a product of genes and the environment. One genotype can produce many phenotypes depending on the environments encountered. Such phenotypic ... More


Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Brian Pullan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book seeks to contribute to Italian social history and to deepen understanding of Catholic charity and social policy in past times. It focuses on two groups of disreputable (or at least ... More


Beginnings

Jeff McMahan

in The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195079982
eISBN:
9780199833443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195079981.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Discusses abortion, infanticide, and the infliction of prenatal injury. It argues that early abortion is morally comparable to contraception and that late abortion can be justified in many cases ... More


Reproduction and Its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905

Nora E. Jaffary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629391
eISBN:
9781469629421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629391.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this history of childbirth and contraception in Mexico, Nora E. Jaffary chronicles colonial and nineteenth-century beliefs and practices surrounding conception, pregnancy and its prevention, and ... More


Between the Family and the Nation: Lamartine, Toussaint Louverture, and the “Interracial” Family Romance of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers the French abolitionist Alphonse de Lamartine’s verse drama, Toussaint Louverture (1850), showing how writing that narrates the life of Louverture as not simply a ‘colonial ... More


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