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The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850

David Kuchta

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1666, King Charles II felt it necessary to reform Englishmen's dress by introducing a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. This book tells us what inspired this royal revolution in ... More


Letters from a Bachelor Kafka's Letters to Felice Bauer

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Kafka's written work, particularly his much-celebrated novel The Castle, has been widely praised by feminists for its depiction of female power holding sway over a male society. Despite this positive ... More


Feminist Perspectives

Ofra Mayseless

in The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents feminist perspectives regarding caring and discusses different feminist writers including de Beauvoir, Benjamin, Chodorow, Gilligan, Miller, Ruddick, and Rich. The chapter ... More


Juteopolis and After: Women and Work in Twentieth-Century Dundee

Valerie Wright

in Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860905
eISBN:
9781474406031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter considers the ways in which Dundonian women were affected by their involvement in the workforce, and how far they were able to take advantage of the economic and cultural circumstances ... More


Media of the Weird

Mizuki Shigeru and Kuchi-sake-onna

in Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses yôkai in the 1970s and 1980s, after Japan's period of fast economic growth. It notes that the trope for this period was the media, and looks at the role yôkai played within ... More


Leisure, Sports, and All Sorts of Recreation

Harvey H. Jackson

in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 16: Sports and Recreation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834411
eISBN:
9781469616773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807834411.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This part of the book describes how the people of the American South spend their free time. Looking at sports and recreation tells us much about the cultural development of the South; it provides ... More


“The Very Centre of the Very Centre”: H. A. L. Fisher, Oxford, and “That Great Patriarchal Machine”

David Bradshaw

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/9781942954422.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

David Bradshaw considers Virginia Woolf’s relationship to her cousin Herbert Fisher, at the centre of ‘that great patriarchal machine’ of government and education. Arguing for the need for a more ... More


Property, Family, and Women: Wives and Daughters as Lawful Beneficiaries

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

One significant idea behind the evolution of family in human society is that of providing security to members. The family structure envisaged in dharma śāstra is an extended joint family. Since it is ... More


Father and Son: Beyond Absolute Intimacy

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the film Father and Son (2003). At the time of its Cannes premiere, the oneiric and sensual Father and Son mostly attracted questions pertaining to Sokurov's oft-suggested but ... More


Lost for Love

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Braddon depicts education as a means of cultivating character in her largely overlooked novel Lost for Love. The novel’s heroines, Flora Chamney and Louisa Gurner, find happiness because of their ... More


The Woman Question

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This interview focuses on women in India, particularly their interests and rights. With the ‘woman question’ being at the centre, Nivedita Menon discusses the women's movement and looks at the sudden ... More


Introduction

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

in Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Julia de Burgos's poetry. With her imagery of waterways, routes, and pathways, Burgos creates a dynamic subject that could not be fixed or contained, ... More


Plant-Female Iconography in Neolithic Europe

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Plant-Female Iconography in Neolithic Europe” covers the Neolithic transition to agriculture in the Aegean and Europe, which was accompanied by the production of a large corpus of anthropomorphic ... More


The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

Derek G. Neal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226569550
eISBN:
9780226569598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569598.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

What did it mean to be a man in medieval England? Most would answer this question by alluding to the power and status men enjoyed in a patriarchal society, or they might refer to iconic images of ... More


The Other Side of Love

Dipannita Datta

in Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in Bengal: A Bio-critical Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198099994
eISBN:
9780199085415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099994.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter displays the complexities of the intriguing combination of culture–gender: the other side of love. Besides, the conversations with the luminaries and readers highlight Ashapurna’s ... More


Such Is Rachel

in Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This short story, written by Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff, tells the experience of a young Jewish girl at the last Passover seder led by her grandfather, and reflects Kahanoff's resistance to the ... More


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