There is no question that, by custom, the unmarried adult sister gives up her legal autonomy for cultural subservience to the brother in the household in which she lives, gaining in return the (sometimes empty) expectation of support.
Author: Anne D. Wallace
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Sisters and the English Household revalues unmarried adult sisters in nineteenthcentury English literature as positive figures of legal and economic autonomy representing productive labor in the domestic space. As a crucial site of contested values, the adult unmarried sister carries the discursive weight of sustained public debates about ideals of domesticity in nineteenth-century England. Engaging scholarly histories of the family, and providing a detailed account of the 70-year Marriage with a Deceased Wife’s Sister controversy, Anne Wallace traces an alternative domesticity anchored by adult sibling relations through Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals; William Wordsworth’s poetry; Mary Lamb’s essay “On Needle-Work”; and novels by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Dinah Mulock Craik and George Eliot. Recognizing adult sibling relationships, and the figure of the adult unmarried sibling in the household, as primary and generative rather than contingent and dependent, and recognizing material economy and law as fundamental sources of sibling identity, Sisters and the English Household resets the conditions for literary critical discussions of sibling relations in nineteenth-century England.
Sometimes Sister Augustine was asked what she would do if a special Church should be founded in Bonn . She answered , “ Before it comes to that , God will have taken me to Himself . ” CHAPTER XIV . CLOSING YEARS AND DEATH .
Sometimes sisters were sewing for their fathers or brothers, with brothers reading to them as they sewed. There was a certain complementarity to this gender differentiation, as boys were often described with their fathers, ...
Author: C. Dallett Hemphill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America. Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sibling relations offered an egalitarian space to soften the challenges of the larger patriarchal family and society, while after the Revolution, in antebellum America, sibling relations provided order and authority in a more democratic nation. Moreover, Hemphill explains that siblings serve as the bridge between generations. Brothers and sisters grow up in a shared family culture influenced by their parents, but they are different from their parents in being part of the next generation. Responding to new economic and political conditions, they form and influence their own families, but their continuing relationships with brothers and sisters serve as a link to the past. Siblings thus experience and promote the new, but share the comforting context of the old. Indeed, in all races, siblings function as humanity's shock-absorbers, as well as valued kin and keepers of memory. This wide-ranging book offers a new understanding of the relationship between families and history in an evolving world. It is also a timely reminder of the role our siblings play in our own lives.
Author: Great Britain. Commission of Employment of Children, Young persons and Women in Agriculture (1867)Publish On: 1869
Has two sisters , who also make gloves , picking apples , and potatoes ; likes it all ; father is and a younger brother ... She sometimes goes setting older than herself ; one sister older and one younger . peas and potatoes , and goes ...
Author: Great Britain. Commission of Employment of Children, Young persons and Women in Agriculture (1867)
Does the Bishop really mean to say that the marriage of a man with his deceased wife's sister is in any way like ... home till some plan can be devised for their Sometimes it is the inan's own sister , sometimes sister - in - law .
He says : “ I have seen the curiosity to ask Sister Madeleine , in her them push sword - points against the eyes of natural state , what was the sort of suffering Sisters Madeleine and Félicité , sometimes on which caused her to have ...
at me and start talking about my father and I start talking about their father and sometimes we end up fighting between me and my brother. He gets mad cause I might hit one of his sisters and sometimes I get mad because he hit one of my ...
Author: Michael Novak
Category: Political Science
This book is about the family lives of some 10,000 children and adults who live in an all-Negro public housing project in St Louis. The Pruitt-Igoe project is only one of the many environments in which urban Negro Americans lived in the 1960s, but the character of the family life there shares much with the family life of lower-class Negroes as it has been described by other investigators in other cities and at other times, in Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, or Washington D.C. This book is primarily concerned with private life as it is lived from day to day in a federally built and supported slum. The questions, which are treated here, have to do with the kinds of interpersonal relationships that develop in nuclear families, the socialization processes that operate in families as children grow up in a slum environment, the informal relationships of children and adolescents and adults with each other, and, finally, the world views (the existential framework) arising from the life experiences of the Pruitt-Igoeans and the ways they make use of this framework to order their experiences and make sense out of them. The lives of these persons are examined in terms of life cycles. Each child there is born into a constricted world, the world of lower class, Negro existence, and as he grows he is shaped and directed by that existence through the day-to-day experiences and relationships available to him. The crucial transition from child of a family; to progenitor of a new family begins in adolescence, and for this reason the book pays particular attention to how each new generation of parents expresses the cultural and social structural forces that formed it and continue to constrain its behavior. This book, in short, is about intimate personal life in a particular ghetto setting. It does not analyze the larger institutional, social structural, and ideological forces that provide the social, economic, and political context in which lower-class Negro life is lived. These larger macro sociological forces are treated in another volume based on research in the Pruitt-Igoe community. However, this book does draw on the large body of literature on the structural position of Negroes in American society as background for its analysis of Pruitt-Igoe private life.
It was one of those ambiguous women , sometimes Sisters of Misery , sometimes Red Cross nurses , whom the Jesuits utilize . Her ostensible name was Sister Agatha , and , sorely against his will , O'Lechery had been this day compelled to ...
Variations in the methods of naming relations suggest the existence of anomalous forms of marriage , e.g. ( 1 ) the term for father's sister's husband being sometimes Amlik ( a term used for the mother's brother ) , and sometimes Tete ...
113 - men- after , — the sisters stand ; a group of shadows with a name attached to each . Some fit by , once tioned : sisters these ... Sometimes she , sometimes another sister , sometimes half the convent , were ill with fever .