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Ritual And Conflict The Social Relations Of Childbirth In Early Modern England

Author : Adrian Wilson
ISBN : 9781317062493
Genre : History
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This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage to the wider gender-order and so to the ’ceremony of childbirth’, the popular ritual through which women collectively controlled this, the pivotal event in their lives. Focussing on the seventeenth century, but ranging from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, this study offers a new viewpoint on such themes as the patriarchal family, the significance of illegitimacy, and the structuring of gender-relations in the period.

Making A Social Body

Author : Mary Poovey
ISBN : 0226675246
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With much recent work in Victorian studies focused on gender and class differences, the homogenizing features of 19th-century culture have received relatively little attention. In Making a Social Body, Mary Poovey examines one of the conditions that made the development of a mass culture in Victorian Britain possible: the representation of the population as an aggregate—a social body. Drawing on both literature and social reform texts, she analyzes the organization of knowledge during this period and explores its role in the emergence of the idea of the social body. Poovey illuminates the ways literary genres, such as the novel, and innovations in social thought, such as statistical thinking and anatomical realism, helped separate social concerns from the political and economic domains. She then discusses the influence of the social body concept on Victorian ideas about the role of the state, examining writings by James Phillips Kay, Thomas Chalmers, and Edwin Chadwick on regulating the poor. Analyzing the conflict between Kay's idea of the social body and Babbage's image of the social machine, she considers the implications of both models for the place of Victorian women. Poovey's provocative readings of Disraeli's Coningsby, Gaskell's Mary Barton, and Dickens's Our Mutual Friend show that the novel as a genre exposed the role gender played in contemporary discussions of poverty and wealth. Making a Social Body argues that gender, race, and class should be considered in the context of broader concerns such as how social authority is distributed, how institutions formalize knowledge, and how truth is defined.

A Bibliography Of Industrial Relations

Author : G. S. Bain
ISBN : 0521215471
Genre : Business & Economics
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German Women In The Nineteenth Century

Author : John C. Fout
ISBN : UVA:X000866079
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Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources

Author : Laura Sangha
ISBN : 9781317222002
Genre : History
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Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources is an introduction to the rich treasury of source material available to students of early modern history. During this period, political development, economic and social change, rising literacy levels, and the success of the printing press, ensured that the State, the Church and the people generated texts and objects on an unprecedented scale. This book introduces students to the sources that survived to become indispensable primary material studied by historians. After a wide-ranging introductory essay, part I of the book, ‘Sources’, takes the reader through seven key categories of primary material, including governmental, ecclesiastical and legal records, diaries and literary works, print, and visual and material sources. Each chapter addresses how different types of material were produced, whilst also pointing readers towards the most important and accessible physical and digital source collections. Part II, ‘Histories’, takes a thematic approach. Each chapter in this section explores the sources that are used to address major early modern themes, including political and popular cultures, the economy, science, religion, gender, warfare, and global exploration. This collection of essays by leading historians in their respective fields showcases how practitioners research the early modern period, and is an invaluable resource for any student embarking on their studies of the early modern period.

Studies In Eighteenth Century Culture

Author : Timothy Erwin
ISBN : 0801864496
Genre : History
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This volume of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture offers a special cluster of essays on literature and medicine, "Allegories of Healing," that considers at length the different ways the physician-patient relationship was configured in France and Great Britain. Other essays discuss the unspoken politics of ocular observation, family relations and family values in Defoe and Frances Burney, ideals of polite marriage in France, portraiture as a record of the career of actress Sarah Siddons, period contexts for the works of dramatist Joanna Baillie and novelist Maria Edgeworth, and the phenomenology of rereading Richardson. The volume concludes with a reconsideration by Robert Wokler and Bruce Mazlish of Ernst Cassirer's classic study, The Philosophy of the Enlightenment. "Each of these marvelous essays was selected to reflect the wide intellectual scope and keen local interests of students of the period. Several ask and answer interdisciplinary questions about the relation of the literary arts to the science of healing. Still others present workable ways of reconciling the discursive play of values to more traditional forms of historiography. All of them offer ideas that deserve to be much better known." -- Timothy Erwin

English Hunger And Industrial Disorders

Author : Walter J. Shelton
ISBN : UOM:39015002591264
Genre : Grande-Bretagne - Conditions sociales - 18e siècle
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Nwsa Journal

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The Social Philosophy Of Adam Smith

Author : J.R. Lindgren
ISBN : 9789401024402
Genre : Philosophy
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Adam Smith was one of the most important seminal social philosophers of modern times. Although his great masterpiece - the Wealth at Nations - is most frequently associated with the field of economics, it has exer cised a profound and abiding influence not only in that but in all areas of social theory and practice as well. In view of this it is not a little puzzling that after nearly two centuries there does not exist a single reliable account of the full range of his social philosophy. The "circumstances which have contributed to this void in the literature are easily identified. All who are at all familiar with Smith's life and writings recognize that he was a philosopher by profession and that all his writings were conceived and executed as works of philosophy. During his lifetime his work was viewed iIi that perspective. At about the time of his death in 1790, however, Smith's work was eclipsed in the field of philosophy by Hume and Reid in Great Britain and Kant on the conti nent. Thereafter the interpretation of his writings was taken up by those who were profoundly interested in only one aspect of his work, viz. , his political economy. In the process of explicating that feature of his thought the social philosophy upon which his political economy was based and of which it was but one application was at first ignored and then represented as rather simplistic.

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