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Incest

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/9780198208860.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter is based on 169 trials from Wuërttemberg, Esslingen, and Hall in which women were accused of incest. Their stories open a window on to complex feelings of dependency, aggression, and ... More


Big trouble at a birthday party

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses a case where a drunken teenage girl was sexually molested by her stepfather. It considers that the police interview of the stepfather was classically flawed, because not only ... More


Chapter III

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0057
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author's stepfather imputes his calamity to shaving on an unlucky day. The author describes the astrology and superstitions of the inhabitants of Hindústán, his visit to Sindhiah's court at ... More


Patricide: Basic Facts and Literature

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines available knowledge on patricide. It begins by presenting basic information about patricide and steppatricide victims, offenders, and incidents over the 32-year period of ... More


Stepfathers in the Law: The Case of Silas Deane and the Webb Family

Lisa Wilson

in History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618425
eISBN:
9781469618449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618449.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines prejudices against stepfathers, as seen in laws, court decisions, and legal treatises. The law made stepfathers powerful and potentially dangerous individuals. Although the law ... More


Epilogue

Lisa Wilson

in History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618425
eISBN:
9781469618449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618449.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how prejudice against stepfamilies still influence people's perception in the modern world. Stepfathers, stepmothers, and stepchildren are still burdened by stereotypes. Some ... More


On Peripersonal Space

Brian Blanchfield (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In his personal essay On Peripersonal Space, Brian Blanchfield uses the concept of peripersonal space-the entire volume of space within a person's reach, or within a single conceivable momentary ... More


The End of Fatherhood: Family Plots

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines five films with family plots: Fatal Attraction, Someone to Watch Over Me, The Stepfather, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Shoot the Moon. In Fatal Attraction, the sex makes no ... More


Stepchildren, Half-Siblings, and the Illegitimate

Bernard Capp

in The Ties That Bind: Siblings, Family, and Society in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823384
eISBN:
9780191862090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823384.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

High mortality rates meant that many families lost a parent while the children were still young. This chapter explores the concerns of bereaved women and men deciding whether to remarry, and of ... More


I heard a voice say you are away from Mr Chestnut

Paula Kelly Harline

in The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199346509
eISBN:
9780199346561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346509.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Fourteen-year-old Annie Day felt that she was tricked into marrying her stepfather—her mother’s husband. She eventually had three children with him and then in her early 20s summoned the courage to ... More


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