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TOURISM IN THE ARCHIVES: Colonial Modernity and the Zenana in Cornelia Sorabji’s Memoirs

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses that Cornelia Sorabji was at the center of debates about the role that the zenana, and by extension the precints of house and home, should play in shaping modern Indian ... More


A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

How far is the health of middle-aged and older women shaped by biological, social, and psychological processes that begin in pre-natal development, childhood, adolescence, or early adult life? Do ... More


Older women prisoners and The Rubies project

Jill Annison and Alma Hageman

in Women and Criminal Justice: From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447319306
eISBN:
9781447319320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319306.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the situation regarding older women prisoners in England and Wales and, in particular, turns the spotlight onto ‘The Rubies’, a project which runs for older women within ... More


Dignity Denied: The Price of Imprisoning Older Women in California

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0059
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

California legislators currently face an urgent fiscal crisis generated by the graying of the state's prison population. Because of “tough on crime” policies such as mandatory minimum sentences, the ... More


Dog Ladies and the Beriya Baba

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines and compares the following: dogs and old women, old women and madwomen, madwomen and witches, dogs and old men, old men and babas, and babas and the state. The Elder's Day image ... More


Caring, citizenship and New Labour: dilemmas and contradictions for disabled and older women

Rummery Kirstein

in Women and New Labour: Engendering politics and policy?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348289
eISBN:
9781447304302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348289.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the way New Labour's policies have offered opportunities and constraints for older and disabled women. It also explains the area of caring and citizenship, and the areas of ... More


My Map of a Place

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Burack-Weiss turns to the importance of place. She discusses memoirs of home, second homes, old women and homes, and what the concept of the home means in light of the themes of her work.


Don Juan’s Finest Conquest: The devil’s favorite delicacy is innocence.1

Jules Barbey D’aurevilly

in Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is a story within a story. In this short story an aristocratic dandy speaks to a prudish older woman, telling her the story that a famous seducer, a Don Juan figure called the Comte Ravila de ... More


Menopause and gynaecological disorders: a life course perspective

Rebecca Hardy and Diana Kuh

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the factors at each stage of life that affect timing of the menopause, common urogenital disorders and the decision to have a hysterectomy, and the level of symptomatology ... More


Infancy and Childhood

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition concerning infancy, childhood, and childbirth in Plymouth Colony. Delivery usually took place at home, and tradition has it that the inner room in the familiar ... More


Epilogue The Politics of Aging—Flashes of Immortality

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book has suggested that knowledge about the body is a product of history and culture and thus changes with location and over time. More specifically, menopause is neither a fact nor universal ... More


No Country for Old Women: Gender, Age and the Gothic

Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik

in Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699124
eISBN:
9781474422253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699124.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter uncovers a complex dialogue in and between Gothic texts about the ageing woman – one that both reflects the fear, anxiety and revulsion evoked by the ageing female body in many cultures ... More


Representing self – representing ageing

Lorna Warren

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447314783
eISBN:
9781447314806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314783.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Previous research has shown that older women are negatively stereotyped as the focus of a rapidly expanding anti-ageing industry or otherwise absent from the media. This chapter discusses the ... More


Older women and alcohol

Marian Barnes and Lizzie Ward

in Women and alcohol: Social perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318880
eISBN:
9781447318903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318880.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Over recent years much attention on alcohol has focused on younger people’s drinking and in particular on binge drinking and anti-social behaviour in public spaces. When we think about the ... More


Living Arrangements and Standards of Elderly Men and Women

Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

in The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes the living arrangements of older women and men and how the standard of living of the two genders compares in old age. Except in a small number of rich industrial countries, ... More


Older Women—The Murder Event: Relationships, Contexts, and Circumstances

R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash

in When Men Murder Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199914784
eISBN:
9780190225469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914784.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Children and Families

When older women are murdered by men, the nature of the relationships between perpetrators and victims ranges from strangers to friends, neighbors, and relatives. The murders of women over the age of ... More


The Knowledge —Murder of Older Women

R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash

in When Men Murder Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199914784
eISBN:
9780190225469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914784.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Children and Families

The focus is on the limited body of research currently available about the murder of older women. Issues examined include the additional vulnerability of older women, comparisons of older and younger ... More


Mr. O'Neill and Mr. Mattner

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0031
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the failure of male social workers in Boston and Minneapolis to maximize their contributions to child care and protection. It explains that the men's stories about their ... More


When Men Murder Women: Comparisons and Conclusions

R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash

in When Men Murder Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199914784
eISBN:
9780190225469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914784.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Children and Families

Comparisons across all four types of murder include male-male murders and the three types of murders of women reveal similarities in the backgrounds of the perpetrators regardless of whether the ... More


The Voices of Aged Buraku Women

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Nakagami's representation of old women or oba from Kumano. To articulate the significance of the oba in Nakagami's narratives, it first investigates Nakagami's reading of the ... More


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