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In Bed with the Victorians : the Life-Cycle of Working-Class Marriage

Author: Vicky Holmes
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Vicky Holmes shows how we can understand gender and working-class married life through that most essential of objects: the bed. It allows her to write in new ways about space and inter-personal relations. This is a highly original exploration of the Victorian domestic interior which rethinks the way we study family history.' Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University, UK 'Vicky Holmes takes us into that most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holmes, Vicky.
In Bed with the Victorians.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, 2017
(OCoLC)987282394
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vicky Holmes
ISBN: 9783319603902 3319603906
OCLC Number: 1006878656
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
Chapter 1 Introduction: Victorian Working-Class Marriage and the Marital Bed --
Abstract --
Approaches to Marriage and the Marital Bed --
Locating the Victorian Working-Class Marital Bed --
Scope of the Present Book --
Chapter Outlines --
Chapter 2 Beds of Newlyweds --
Abstract --
â#x80;#x98;[Her Father] Slept in the Same Room as Usâ#x80;#x99;: Sleeping With the In-laws --
â#x80;#x98;We are Only Lodgersâ#x80;#x99;: Newlywed Lodgers --
â#x80;#x98;[The] Next Roomâ#x80;#x99;: Shared Homes and Bedrooms with Non-kin --
Conclusion Chapter 3 From Marital Bed to ChildbedAbstract --
â#x80;#x98;Making Arrangements for the Expected Confinementâ#x80;#x99;: The Transformation of Marital Bed to Childbed --
â#x80;#x98;In Her Confinementâ#x80;#x99;: The Wifeâ#x80;#x99;s Experience of Childbirth --
â#x80;#x98;I Called to My Husband Directly, Who Was Sleeping in the Next Roomâ#x80;#x99;: The Husbandâ#x80;#x99;s Experience of Childbirth --
â#x80;#x98;Sleeping by [Her] Sideâ#x80;#x99;: The Return of the Husband to the Marital Bed --
Conclusion --
Chapter 4 Marital Beds in Marital Strife --
Abstract --
â#x80;#x98;They Were Always Quarrelling Even When They Were in Bedâ#x80;#x99;: Marital Quarrels Â#x80;#x98;Rip the Feather Bed Openâ#x80;#x99;: The Marital Bed as a Tool of Abuse and Controlâ#x80;#x98;At These Times He Slept in the Shedâ#x80;#x99;: Controlling Access to the Marital Bed --
Conclusion --
Chapter 5 Beds After Marital Separation --
Abstract --
â#x80;#x98;Lived Together As Man and Wifeâ#x80;#x99;: Quasi-Marital Beds, Landladies, and Housekeepers --
â#x80;#x98;On a Couchâ#x80;#x99;: The Unstable Beds of Working-Class Women After Marital Breakdown --
Conclusion --
Chapter 6 Post-marital Beds of the Bereaved --
Abstract --
â#x80;#x98;Employed to Make His Bedâ#x80;#x99;: An Empty Space in the Marital Bed Â#x80;#x98;I Have Been Married Twiceâ#x80;#x99;: The New Marital Beds of the Bereavedâ#x80;#x98;A Stump Bedsteadâ#x80;#x99;: The Lodgersâ#x80;#x99; Beds of the Bereaved --
â#x80;#x98;[The] Little Girl, with Who the Old LadySleptâ#x80;#x99;: The Downgraded Beds of the Bereaved in the Homes of Kin --
Conclusion --
Chapter 7 Conclusion --
Abstract --
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This book examines the life-cycle of Victorian working-class marriage through a study of the hitherto hidden marital bed.  Read more...

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"The book offers an entirely new contribution to the history of marriage with its use of new sources and its helpful attention to different phases of working-class married life." (Helena Michie, Read more...

 
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