Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Jen Blood
Dedicated to Discovering Great Fiction
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Dramas & Plays   Drama   Gay

Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World)


On Sale Now! Save 3% on the Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World) by Routledge at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. At the intersections of early modern literature and history, Shakespeare and Women's Studies, Midwiving Subjects explores how Shakespearean drama and


Product Description

At the intersections of early modern literature and history, Shakespeare and Women's Studies, Midwiving Subjects explores how Shakespearean drama and contemporary medical, religious and popular texts figured the midwife as a central producer of the body's cultural markers. In addition to attending most Englishwomen's births and testifying to their in extremis confessions about paternity, the midwife allegedly controlled the size of one's tongue and genitals at birth and was obligated to perform virginity exams, impotence tests and emergency baptisms. The signs of purity and masculinity, paternity and salvation were inherently open to interpretation, yet early modern culture authorized midwives to generate and announce them. Midwiving Subjects, then, challenges recent studies that read the midwife as a woman whose power was limited to a marginal and unruly birthroom community and instead uncovers the midwife's foundational role, not only in the rituals of reproduction, but in the process of cultural production itself. As a result of recent changes in managed healthcare and of increased attention to uncovering histories of women's experiences, midwives - past and present - are currently a subject of great interest. This book will appeal to readers interested in Shakespeare as well as the history of women and medicine.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Routledge
Publisher:Routledge
Studio:Routledge
EAN:9780754609384
Item Weight:1 pounds
Item Size:0.75 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Package Weight:0.8 pounds
Package Size:6.2 x 1 x 1 inches

Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World) by Routledge

Buy Now:
Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World)

Brand: Routledge
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$149.95
$145.62
You Save: 3%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Gay.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Routledge, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9780739188477, isbn: 073918847X,
The emergence of lesbian film in the first decade of the twenty-first century symbolizes a breakthrough through the creation of new cinema that opens up a space that was not previously available or accessible in China. These motion pictures present a...

sku: 712034918-0822216132, ean: 9780822216131, isbn: 0822216132,

ean: 9781582880440, isbn: 1582880441,

ean: 9780313300349, isbn: 0313300348,
Scholars have given increasing amounts of attention to the place of homosexuality in different periods of English cultural and literary history. This book is a broad survey of representations of homosexuality in the English theatre from the Renaissan...

sku: 712098817-0822219743, ean: 9780822219743, isbn: 0822219743,
Comedy/Drama Full Length 7 men, 1 woman: 8 total Interior "A smart timely and very funny play. A mature work full of bold surprises...Mr. Tolins has provided a useful sociological service, a taking of cultural temperature at a moment when it needs ...

ean: 9780810826892, isbn: 0810826895,
Documenting the explosion of contemporary gay and lesbian theater, this bibliography provides a single reference for American gay and lesbian plays, playwrights, and companies, containing listings for more than 700 plays whose primary characters or t...

ean: 9780786445103, isbn: 0786445106,
In the late 1960s, Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) brought his unique brand of theatre to New York audiences. Based in part on traditional comic characters, his "ridiculous" school included such inspirations as Hollywood B movies, camp, drag, and opera. H...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - jenblood.net. All Rights Reserved.