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Inside the Famille Nombreuse

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/9780195381603.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter offers a social and demographic analysis of the large families who claimed pronatalist tax exemptions in Old Regime France between 1666 and 1760. Samples suggest that recipients were ... More


From Mammies to Mommy Machines: Gender and Racialized Reproductive Labor

Laura Harrison

in Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479808175
eISBN:
9781479843589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how discourses of race are influenced by the economic and reproductive imperatives of society at different historical moments. The author compares historical examples of ... More


Like a Brother to Me, One Who Had Nursed at My Mother’s Breasts (kĕ’aāḥ lî yônēq šĕdê ’immî)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Anthropological literature on milk kinship helps to establish that the Hebrew phrase “O that you were like a brother to me, one who had nursed at my mother’s breasts” (Song 8:1) was a kinship ... More


The Pleasures and Pains of Breastfeeding in England c.1600–c.1800

Alexandra Shepard

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

It is commonly observed that between the early seventeenth and later eighteenth centuries, wealthier families turned against the employment of country wet nurses, in favour of maternal breastfeeding, ... More


Degrees of Freedom: Vernae and Junian Latins in the Roman familia *

Beryl Rawson

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Slaves had readier access to freedom in Roman society than in other known slave societies. Those most favoured were urban, talented, pleasing slaves, especially those who formed close personal ... More


Surrogates and Other Mothers

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

With the possible exception of the post-menopausal pregnant woman, the surrogate mother has been the most controversial figure among the several new types of biological mother and father who came ... More


The Symbolic Power of Food in the Greco-Roman World

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter highlights some of the foundational philosophical, medical, and moral texts that account for the power of nourishment within the formation of the human person in the Greco-Roman world. ... More


Experiencing Penia: The Dynamics of Poverty

Claire Taylor

in Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786931
eISBN:
9780191829062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786931.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 examines poverty dynamics in three distinct ways: (i) through an examination of conjunctural aspects of poverty and the events that are described as precipitating hardship, (ii) through a ... More


The Circular Routes of Colonial and Postcolonial Domestic Work: Però’s and Ciaravino’s Alexandria and Ghermandi’s “The Story of Woizero Bekelech and Signor Antonio”

Teresa Fiore

in Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274321
eISBN:
9780823274376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274321.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The chapter explores the connection between emigration and immigration through a combined reading of texts where demographic movements are defined by colonial routes: Renata Ciaravino’s script for ... More


Elizabeth Clinton, Countess of Lincoln

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter comprises an introduction to Elizabeth Clinton, Countess of Lincoln (c.1574-c.1630) and seventeenth-century attitudes to breastfeeding, and the edited text of The Countesse of Lincolnes ... More


Wet-Nursing and Political Participation: The Republican Approaches to Motherhood of Mary Wollstonecraft and Sophie de Grouchy

Sandrine Bergès

in The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198766841
eISBN:
9780191821127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766841.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Caring duties, which fall particularly to women, are not always compatible with the degree of public life that republican citizenship requires. This is sometimes held as a feminist objection to ... More


At All Costs: George Moore's Esther Waters

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

George Moore's novel of 1894 charts the struggles of a poor young woman to maintain her illegitimate child, initially by working as a wet-nurse (while her own baby is farmed out elsewhere) and later ... More


Generations

Lindsay A. H. Parker

in Writing the Revolution: A French Woman's History in Letters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931026
eISBN:
9780199345700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, World Modern History

Chapter 7 looks ahead into the nineteenth century, when Jules married Sophie and Rosalie became a grandmother. It shows the ways Rosalie adjusted to a post-revolutionary world. She developed ... More


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