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This article explores the relationship between the domestic economy and marital power. In particular, it considers how household income was distributed and organized and the effect this had on women's perception of their domestic power. Subsequently, it explores women's access to personal...
In this article, the author uses marriage partner selection as an indicator for the openness of a society 1 to study the level of intermarriage between migrants and natives (homogamy by geographical origin) in three Flemish cities in the period a1800-1913. The main question is whether societal...
The Soviet consultation with its attendant propaganda, visiting nurses, and vacation homes attempted to set science and the doctor as the ultimate authority in matters of child rearing in place of old authorities, deny the contention that motherhood was a natural ability of women, and take over...
The purpose of this article is to show how specific aspects of the popular culture of Lorraine (eastern France) can be linked to distinctive features of the region's historical demography after the Thirty Years' War. It examines two customs associated with courtship: the dâyage, an exchange of...
In rural north China, a cultural taboo known as Bufafang prohibits a woman from having sexual intercourse inside her natal home. This article offers an interpretation of Bufafang in terms of its symbolic significance within Chinese kinship and marriage forms with particular reference to...
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