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Ritual and conflict : the social relations of childbirth in early modern England, by Adrian Wilson

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Ritual and conflict : the social relations of childbirth in early modern England
Title
Ritual and conflict
Title remainder
the social relations of childbirth in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
by Adrian Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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1947-
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Wilson, Adrian
Dewey number
618.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history of medicine in context
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Families
  • Birth customs
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
Label
Ritual and conflict : the social relations of childbirth in early modern England, by Adrian Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Legitimate and Bastard Births; Illegitimacy as a Risk; Regimes of Punishment; The Impact of Punishment; The Problem of Maintenance; The Fate of the Single Mother; Desperate Remedies; 2 The Bonds of Marriage; The Solemnisation of Matrimony; Worldly Goods; 'With my body I thee worship'; To Obey and Serve; Enforcing Obedience; The 'Patriarchal Family'?; 3 Gender and Power; Skimmingtons and Shrews; Narratives of Gender-relations; The 'Original' of Masculine Government; Collusion, Resistance, Contests; 4 The Ceremony of Childbirth; A Female Ritual; The Midwife's Office; Lying-in; Baptism; The Meaning of the Ceremony; Churching: A Safe Deliverance; Conclusion; Counter-power, Collective Culture, Interests; The Bodily and the Social; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb1768304x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781409468134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841516570
Label
Ritual and conflict : the social relations of childbirth in early modern England, by Adrian Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) 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
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Legitimate and Bastard Births; Illegitimacy as a Risk; Regimes of Punishment; The Impact of Punishment; The Problem of Maintenance; The Fate of the Single Mother; Desperate Remedies; 2 The Bonds of Marriage; The Solemnisation of Matrimony; Worldly Goods; 'With my body I thee worship'; To Obey and Serve; Enforcing Obedience; The 'Patriarchal Family'?; 3 Gender and Power; Skimmingtons and Shrews; Narratives of Gender-relations; The 'Original' of Masculine Government; Collusion, Resistance, Contests; 4 The Ceremony of Childbirth; A Female Ritual; The Midwife's Office; Lying-in; Baptism; The Meaning of the Ceremony; Churching: A Safe Deliverance; Conclusion; Counter-power, Collective Culture, Interests; The Bodily and the Social; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb1768304x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781409468134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841516570

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