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Common Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Laura Gowing
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-08 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This pioneering book explores for the first time how ordinary women of the early modern period in England understood and experienced their bodies. Using letters, popular literature, and detailed legal records from courts that were obsessively concerned with regulating morals, the book recaptures seventeenth-century popular understandings of sex and reproduction.
Common Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Laura Gowing, Senior Lecturer in History Laura Gowing
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

This title explores how ordinary women of the early modern period in England understood and experienced their bodies. Using letters, popular literature, and detailed legal records from courts that were obsessively concerned with regulating morals, the book recaptures 17th-century popular understandings of sex and reproduction. This history of the female
Common Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Maaike de Haardt, Anne-Marie Korte
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

The gendered body in its common, everyday activities and references is the central focus of this book. Recognizing the highly abstract and often 'disembodied' character of contemporary discussions on 'the body' in relation to gender, subjectivity and discourse, the authors of this anthology start their inquiries at a more mundane
Deviant Maternity
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Angela Joy Muir
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-13 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the first-ever book to explore illegitimacy in Wales during the eighteenth century. Drawing on previously overlooked archival sources, it examines the scope and context of Welsh illegitimacy, and the link between illegitimacy, courtship and economic precarity. It also goes beyond courtship to consider the different identities and relationships
Unmarried Motherhood in the Metropolis, 1700–1850
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Samantha Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-23 - Publisher: Springer

In this book Samantha Williams examines illegitimacy, unmarried parenthood and the old and new poor laws in a period of rising illegitimacy and poor relief expenditure. In doing so, she explores the experience of being an unmarried mother from courtship and conception, through the discovery of pregnancy, and the birth