The Resource Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London, Laura Gowing

Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London, Laura Gowing

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Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London
Title
Domestic dangers
Title remainder
women, words, and sex in early modern London
Statement of responsibility
Laura Gowing
Title variation
Women, words, and sex in early modern London
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'What else is woman but a foe to friendship ... a domestic danger.' Sexual morality was central to the patriarchal society of sixteenth- and seventeenth- century England, as demonstrated by this popular quotation, taken from a biblical commentary by St John Chrysostom. In this fascinating and original book, Laura Gowing considers what gender difference meant in the practice of daily life, examining the working of gender relations in sex, courtship, marriage conflict, and verbal disputes. Her focus is the richly detailed and hitherto unused records of litigation over sexual insult, contracts of marriage, and marital separation in London, c.1560-1640. Dr. Gowing takes a new approach to these legal testimonies. She reads them as texts with complicated layers of meanings in order to reveal precisely how culture, language, stories, and experience connected
  • Arguing that women's and men's sexual honour had such different meanings as to make them incommensurable, she reveals how, in every area of sex and marriage, women were perceived as acting differently, and with different results, from men. This is the first analysis of women's special experiences in the metropolis, and presents powerful evidence for women's use of legal agency. From the formal world of law to the daily world of the street, Domestic Dangers reveals the organization of gender relations and the shape of ordinary women's lives in early modern London
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Gowing, Laura
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1600.L6
LC item number
G68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Moral conditions
  • Sex customs
  • Women
  • Women
  • Vrouwen
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Femmes
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • London (England)
  • England
Label
Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London, Laura Gowing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gender, Household, and City -- 2. Women in Court -- 3. The Language of Insult -- 4. Words, Honour, and Reputation -- 5. The Economy of Courtship -- 6. Domestic Disorders: Adultery and Violence -- 7. Narratives of Litigation -- 8. Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780198205173
Lccn
96217407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34762382
  • (OCoLC)ocm34762382
Label
Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London, Laura Gowing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gender, Household, and City -- 2. Women in Court -- 3. The Language of Insult -- 4. Words, Honour, and Reputation -- 5. The Economy of Courtship -- 6. Domestic Disorders: Adultery and Violence -- 7. Narratives of Litigation -- 8. Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780198205173
Lccn
96217407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34762382
  • (OCoLC)ocm34762382

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