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Acoustics in the Thackeray Theater

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tonal shifts of the narrative voice in Vanity Fair as encoding a yearning for public scenes of performance. Moving between public speechifying and chastened intimate ... More


Making a Match

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter addresses the appeal of the London marriage market for migrant maids. Due to the predominance of men in the London population, women there married relatively early, around the age of 24. ... More


Widowers: Gendered Experiences of Widowhood

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the emotional responses and bereavement of Victorian men when faced with the death of their wife. In this chapter the differences of the coping mechanism of widows and widowers ... More


Tom in His 80s: Realizing All His Friends Are Gone

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter tells the story of one widower in his 80s who spends most of his day at a senior citizen's center and with a female companion. He misses his friends and has a hard time making new ones.


End of Marriage and Remarriage

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/9780198798897.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses how marriages ended in death or dissolution or annulment, and how couples would start another marriage. There is a discussion on the couple’s sexuality after remarriage, as ... More


Later life widow(er)hood

Pat Chambers, Graham Allan, Chris Phillipson, and Mo Ray

in Family practices in later life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420534
eISBN:
9781447302346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter highlights the way in which older widows and widowers interact with family and/or wider kinship networks, and the extent to which cohort, gender, and biography shape engagement in family ... More


“The Happiness of Feeling Superior to a Lot of People”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's internship; in the late 1940s he was a widower, the father of two sons, and a middle-aged man with a medical degree. He had only to go through his internship to ... More


Proclamation: Widowhood and Elizabeth Ann Seton

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Widowhood has been one of the least discussed states of singleness in recent decades. This is despite both real and present poverty of many widows, and the scriptural mandate for Christians to care ... More


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