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Nursing Fathers and National Identity: James I, Charles I, Cromwell and Milton

Trubowitz Rachel

in Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199604739
eISBN:
9780191741074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604739.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The biblical figure of “the nursing father” (Numbers 11:12 and Isaiah 49:23) is a starting point for this chapter. Organized thematically, the chapter explores how the newly evolving discourse of ... More


Woman the Gatherer

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers the research of women anthropologists during this period. It shows how many anthropologists had fought to refute the picture of universal male authority implied by common ... More


Was the Traditional East European Jewish Family in the Recent Past Patriarchal?

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assesses whether the traditional Jewish family in eastern Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was patriarchal. In traditional east European Jewish families, authority over ... More


Impudent Puppies: Sisters in the Household of the Faith

Lee V. Chambers

in The Weston Sisters: An American Abolitionist Family

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618173
eISBN:
9781469618197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618173.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter assesses what some viewed as the impudence of the Weston sisters and the significance of this construction of political womanliness for understanding the import of horizontal kinship ... More


Authority and Collaboration

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses topics such as husbands’ authority and wifely advice, marital violence and collaboration, and shared responsibilities. Once married the husband became the head of the household ... More


Revising the Sexual Contract

in Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763110
eISBN:
9780804772938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763110.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates some men's struggles to produce more equitable property arrangements and marital relations, concentrating especially on the problem of the femme coverte, or legal status of ... More


Introduction

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the role that women of ancient Rome played in public cult. Historians of Roman religion have generally supposed that women were excluded from ... More


Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Elizabeth H. Flowers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. This book argues, however, that for both ... More


Rebecca's Womb: Irony and Gynaecology in Rebecca

Madeleine K. Davies

in The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314728
eISBN:
9781846316289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316289.012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the issue of aberrant sexuality in Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca (1938). Rebecca is about a physically diseased woman who is fearless in the face of male authority and who ... More


Pain of Privacy: Purdahnashin

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

If the rite of widow-immolation fired Western imagination at the turn of the nineteenth century, then purdah (life in seclusion) held captive the West’s attention at the turn of the twentieth. Purdah ... More


Insurrection and Imagination: Idiocy and Barnaby Rudge

in ‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238393.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Dickens' Barnaby Rudge. It compares representations of madness and idiocy within the novel with the concepts and images running through contemporary non-fiction writing, to show ... More


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