Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

History of Gender Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2013

Discipline
Institution
Keyword
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 49

Full-Text Articles in History of Gender

‘Maybe It Was Too Much To Expect In Those Days’: The Changing Lifestyles Of Barnard’S First Female Students, Jennifer Prevete Fcrh '12 Dec 2013

‘Maybe It Was Too Much To Expect In Those Days’: The Changing Lifestyles Of Barnard’S First Female Students, Jennifer Prevete Fcrh '12

The Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal

From 1890 to 1920 higher education witnessed a marked increase in female matriculation among select East Coast institutions. This paper explores the personal narratives of these pioneering women to illustrate how societal forces strongly influenced these women’s college experiences. Existing discourse emphasizes the difficulties female university students faced as they tried to pursue both careers and families. Scholars claim that an unusual number of college-educated women did not marry or married at a later age. This paper examines first-hand perspectives drawn from the Barnard College Archives to supplement current secondary data. Alumnae biographical questionnaires reveal how women reconciled opportunities ...


The Cult Of Salomé: Decapitation Imagery And Cultural Anxiety In Belle Époque Europe., Sean C. Hall Dec 2013

The Cult Of Salomé: Decapitation Imagery And Cultural Anxiety In Belle Époque Europe., Sean C. Hall

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

The Belle Époque in Europe marked a time of great change. Many of the old, yet longstanding traditions were being challenged and modernity really took hold of society at that time. The changes in the social fabric with issues such as the roles of women were common topics of conversation. Women demanded new rights and began to even question the role of masculinity in this new age. This was the emergence of the “New Woman,” and with all of these great changes came great anxiety. This cultural anxiety felt by many was expressed in the arts of the period which ...


Reassessing The Roles Of Women As 'Makers' Of Medieval Art And Architecture, Marian Bleeke Oct 2013

Reassessing The Roles Of Women As 'Makers' Of Medieval Art And Architecture, Marian Bleeke

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.49 No.1 2013 Oct 2013

Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.49 No.1 2013

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The King's Other Body: Maria Of Castile And The Crown Of Aragon, Laura Gathagan Oct 2013

The King's Other Body: Maria Of Castile And The Crown Of Aragon, Laura Gathagan

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Eleanor De Montfort: A Rebel Countess In Medieval England, Katrin E. Sjursen Oct 2013

Eleanor De Montfort: A Rebel Countess In Medieval England, Katrin E. Sjursen

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Witnesses, Neighbors, And Community In Late Medieval Marseille, Sara M. Butler Oct 2013

Witnesses, Neighbors, And Community In Late Medieval Marseille, Sara M. Butler

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Daughters Of London: Inheriting Opportunity In The Late Middle Ages, Lizabeth Johnson Oct 2013

Daughters Of London: Inheriting Opportunity In The Late Middle Ages, Lizabeth Johnson

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Stolen Women In Medieval England: Rape, Abduction, And Adultery, 1100-1500, Michelle Armstrong-Partida Oct 2013

Stolen Women In Medieval England: Rape, Abduction, And Adultery, 1100-1500, Michelle Armstrong-Partida

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Sartorial Strategies: Outfitting Aristocrats And Fashioning Conduct In Late Medieval Literature, Wendy A. Matlock Oct 2013

Sartorial Strategies: Outfitting Aristocrats And Fashioning Conduct In Late Medieval Literature, Wendy A. Matlock

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Walsingham And The English Imagination, Cate Gunn Oct 2013

Walsingham And The English Imagination, Cate Gunn

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse And Nationalist Literary History, Christine E. Kozikowski Oct 2013

Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse And Nationalist Literary History, Christine E. Kozikowski

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Ends Of The Body: Identity And Community In Medieval Culture, Jessica A. Boon Oct 2013

The Ends Of The Body: Identity And Community In Medieval Culture, Jessica A. Boon

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Sexuality, Sociality, And Cosmology In Medieval Literary Texts, Chelsea S. Henson Oct 2013

Sexuality, Sociality, And Cosmology In Medieval Literary Texts, Chelsea S. Henson

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.49 No.1 2013 Oct 2013

Back Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.49 No.1 2013

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Emergence Of Singlehood In The 20th And Early 21st Century: Hong Kong, Japan, And Taiwan, Joanna Kang Oct 2013

The Emergence Of Singlehood In The 20th And Early 21st Century: Hong Kong, Japan, And Taiwan, Joanna Kang

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

In East Asia, Confucian philosophy is the dominant value system, especially its prominent doctrine of filial piety. Filial piety is a requirement of life, and being filial is an essential approach to acquire public recognition as an individual with integrity. The most unfilial and unforgivable behavior is being unmarried or sonless.[1] However, there are more and more Asian women who are immersed in this social milieu yet are choosing to embrace their singlehood. The liberation of Asian women is one of the momentous outcomes of Western modernization. This is also a trans-cultural trend that spans nations, societies, and ideologies ...


"In Her Shoes": Victorian Lady Explorers In Imperial Africa And Their Relationship To Contemporary Travellers In A Commercialized, Nostalgic Landscape, Mary Smith Oct 2013

"In Her Shoes": Victorian Lady Explorers In Imperial Africa And Their Relationship To Contemporary Travellers In A Commercialized, Nostalgic Landscape, Mary Smith

History Student Papers

Smith uses the framework of the Cape to Cairo trek to illuminate both the problematic maternalist feminism of early 19th century women, and to draw parallels with contemporary nostalgia for a romanticized and racialized past.


I, The Queen: Power And Gender In The Reign Of Isabel I Of Castile, Sarah E. Hayes Oct 2013

I, The Queen: Power And Gender In The Reign Of Isabel I Of Castile, Sarah E. Hayes

Student Publications

The role of women in society, in particular, women in leadership positions, constantly is debated. However, this discussion extends far back in history. As one of the most memorable rulers of Early Modern Europe, the life and reign of Queen Isabella of Spain, more accurately known as Queen Isabel I of Castile and León, can provide answers. Scholars have long grappled with the degree to which Isabel embodied or transcended the gender norms of her time as well as whether she ruled more through the joint monarchy with her husband King Fernando of Aragón or as a sovereign in her ...


Bridget Of Sweden (1303-1373) As Author, Mark E. Peterson Sep 2013

Bridget Of Sweden (1303-1373) As Author, Mark E. Peterson

Libraries

No abstract provided.


The Military-Masculinity Complex: Hegemonic Masculinity And The United States Armed Forces, 1940-1963, Brandon T. Locke Aug 2013

The Military-Masculinity Complex: Hegemonic Masculinity And The United States Armed Forces, 1940-1963, Brandon T. Locke

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

The military-industrial complex grew rapidly in the build up to the Second World War and continued to expand in the decades that followed. The military was not only much larger, but had also changed their relationship with American citizens, impacting their lives in new and complex ways. The defensive needs of World War Two and the Cold War made the military an imperative and prestigious institution in the United States, and the Selective Service Draft, beginning in 1940 and running continuously until 1973, gave the military unfettered access to the young men of the nation.

During the same time, government ...


Review Of Cultures Of Charity: Women, Politics, And The Reform Of Poor Relief In Renaissance Italy, Brian Maxson Jul 2013

Review Of Cultures Of Charity: Women, Politics, And The Reform Of Poor Relief In Renaissance Italy, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

The author uses a thematic approach to argue that Bologna was a trensetter in approaches and institutions aimed at helping the poor between roughly 1450-1700.


Marriage Vows And Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas Jul 2013

Marriage Vows And Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas

Sabrina Thomas

This study analyzes the rapid increase of economic discrimination against married women teachers in the early twentieth century, particularly during the Depression. It challenges the notion that economic discrimination against married women teachers was simple, easy, and largely was unchallenged. I argue that the creation and proliferation of marriage bars in the early twentieth century involved a compounded and multifaceted set of economic and social concerns. Support for this argument is accomplished by examination of the national debate on marriage bars as well as careful investigation of the local debate illustrated in Huntington, West Virginia.


Debating The Ideal Soviet Woman: Public Discussions Of Gender And Morality In Khrushchev's Russia, Chelsea Jo Miller Jul 2013

Debating The Ideal Soviet Woman: Public Discussions Of Gender And Morality In Khrushchev's Russia, Chelsea Jo Miller

Master's Theses

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union's 1961 Third Party Program and its "Moral Code of the Builder of Communism" dictated that Soviet society would be transformed into a Communist utopia over the course of twenty years. As part of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's larger reform program, the "Moral Code" detailed the ideal characteristics of future Communists while also outlining their relationships with each other, the collective, and the state. Recently, scholars such as Deborah Field and Susan E. Reid have begun to address the tensions between public and private life that characterized this period. Both find that ...


Book Review: Mediating Moms: Mothers In Popular Culture, Kristi Branham Jun 2013

Book Review: Mediating Moms: Mothers In Popular Culture, Kristi Branham

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Atlantic Threads: Singer In Spain And Mexico, 1860-1940, Paula A. De La Cruz-Fernández May 2013

Atlantic Threads: Singer In Spain And Mexico, 1860-1940, Paula A. De La Cruz-Fernández

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the role of Singer in the modernization of sewing practices in Spain and Mexico from 1860 to 1940. Singer marketing was founded on gendered views of women’s work and gendered perceptions of the home. These connected with sewing practices in Spain and Mexico, where home sewing remained economically and culturally important throughout the 1940s. "Atlantic Threads" is the first study of the US-owned multinational in the Hispanic World. I demonstrate that sewing practices, and especially practices related to home sewing that have been considered part of the private sphere and therefore not an important historical matter ...


Insurrectionary Heroines: The Possibilities And Limits Of Women’S Radical Action During The French Revolution, Sean M. Wright May 2013

Insurrectionary Heroines: The Possibilities And Limits Of Women’S Radical Action During The French Revolution, Sean M. Wright

Grand Valley Journal of History

The article titled, Insurrectionary Heroines: The Possibilities and Limits of Women’s Radical Action During the French Revolution, gathers research materials from multiple primary and secondary sources to generate an analysis of women’s participation in the French Revolution. The focus of this analysis draws on how these women confronted the Early Modern European female status quo through the use of radical action during the Revolution, which ultimately led to the creation of new possibilities for women's participation in society and revealed the limitations of this new found participation. Radical action is defined by four major events in the ...


Remember The Ladies: Individuality, Community, And Equality Of Early And Modern Women, Rebekka A. Strom May 2013

Remember The Ladies: Individuality, Community, And Equality Of Early And Modern Women, Rebekka A. Strom

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

As scholars in the twenty-first century, we’ve defined the “modern” era, in part, in terms of the increasing value placed upon the individual. Yet, “modernity” also encompasses the growing tensions between the individual and his or her community. The contemporary paradox, therefore, is how social modernization shifts from a linear progression from a hierarchal communal identity, to a level playing field of vibrant individualism and equality. How do we fortify strong communities without establishing unequal hierarchies? How can we, in the technological age, advocate individual pursuits while reinforcing communal bonds? In addition to Abigail Adams, in her personal correspondence ...


Bibliography - The Summits Of Modern Man: Mountaineering After The Enlightenment, Peter H. Hansen May 2013

Bibliography - The Summits Of Modern Man: Mountaineering After The Enlightenment, Peter H. Hansen

Bibliography and Illustrations

This bibliography consists of works cited in The Summits of Modern Man along with a few references to citations that were cut during editing. It does not include archival sources, which are cited in the notes. A bibliography of works consulted (printed or archival) would be even longer and more cumbersome. The print and ebook editions of The Summits of Modern Man do not include a bibliography in accordance with Harvard University Press conventions. Instead, this online bibliography provides links to online resources. For books, Worldcat opens the collections of thousands of libraries and Harvard HOLLIS records often provide richer ...


Adapting To A Changing World: An Environmental History Of The Eastern Shoshone, 1000-1868, Adam R. Hodge May 2013

Adapting To A Changing World: An Environmental History Of The Eastern Shoshone, 1000-1868, Adam R. Hodge

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

Using the Eastern Shoshone Tribe as a case study, this dissertation argues that the physical environment must be considered integral to processes of ethnogenesis. It traces the environmental history of the people who became known as the Eastern Shoshone over the course of several centuries, exploring how those Natives migrated throughout and adapted to a significant portion of the North American West – the Great Basin, Rocky Mountains, Columbia Plateau, and Great Plains – prior to the reservation era. In examining that history, this project treats Shoshones, other Natives, and Euro-Americans not as people who simply used the environment, but as major ...


Victorian Women And Their Working Roles, Kara L. Barrett May 2013

Victorian Women And Their Working Roles, Kara L. Barrett

English Theses

Women during the Victorian Era did not have many rights. They were viewed as only supposed to be housewives and mothers to their children. The women during this era were only viewed as people that should only concern themselves with keeping a successful household. However, during this time women were forced into working positions outside of the household.

Women that were forced into working situations outside of their households were viewed negatively by society. Many women needed to have an income to support their families because the men in the household were not making enough money to survive. When the ...