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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
... real estate basis and considers real estate as central to both slavery and territorial expansion in the nineteenth-century United States. Real estate formed the basis of slaveholder family stability and also enabled the intergenerational transfer of wealth. The article also considers the continuing...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2011
... private family came to dominate normative visions of social and political life in the United States. Where previously the family had been conceived as the central institution of so­ cial and economic life, serving as a "little commonwealth" analogous to the state, by the mid-nineteenth century, at least...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 197–218.
Published: 01 October 2017
... her early 30s, how her divorce had been carried out. She told me that her husband had said "talaq, talaq, talaq" to her in the presence of several members of their family. The utterance, which effectively divorced the couple, followed a set of long negotiations between the families about where she...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 198–204.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., back in the seventeenth century, was a radical break both with the conception of society as derived from relationships of natural subordination and with the conception of po­ litical authority as mirroring the natural dependence of family members on paternal power. Thus, following from the equality...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 242–246.
Published: 01 October 2017
... I L L I N O I S P R E S S Women, Gend, _ and Families , Edited by Jenn ifer Hamer Women, Gender, and Families of Color is a mu lt id iscip l inary journa l that centers on the study of B l ack, Lat ina , I nd igenous , and Asian America n women, gender, and fam i l ies . Women, Gender, and Families...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 177–208.
Published: 01 October 2018
... pages, each holding six small square photos with white borders. The boy appears to be looking at an ordinary family album-until the camera zooms in on the images. Elsewhere, Harsono recalls: "When I was still a young kid, I often came across one photo album in particular. It had a black cover and...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 October 2017
... concept and as a practice, theogamy, marriage of or between the gods, is useful to think about in relation to these questions. I came to these questions in the course of ethnographic research focused on a practice of theogamy in South India. In this practice, children are dedi­ cated by their families to...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 193–202.
Published: 01 October 2019
... between base and superstructure, ex­ plaining why workers so clearly acted against their own best interests. The most important of these mediations was the family, and particularly the repression required of all children as they passed through the Oedipal stage. "In limiting the aims of sexual needs, this...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 October 2017
... and sacred" in the species, underwrites both. This force, this preservative, Putnam's informs its readers, is monogamy. At a moment that witnessed the high flower of what has been called a " cul­ ture of sentiment;' with its relentless aggrandizement of the private nuclear family as the wellspring of...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 142–165.
Published: 01 October 2019
... anything about the mortgage on a farm except the head of family;' announced George Vest of Missouri. Not only did the wife always know about the mortgage, J. C. Spooner of Wisconsin elaborated, but she was actively involved in the decision to contract it and the work of meeting its regular demands. To sug­...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 140–159.
Published: 01 October 2013
... pathological deviations from normal heredity. Hereditary degen­ eration, which theorized this morbid, or pathological, heredity, thus became the companion theory of hereditarianism. Degeneration was understood as a process of irrevocable deterioration of the "race": sterility in the case of a family lineage...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 23–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... 4 This led to the Moroccan parliament ratifying a major amendment to the Mudawwana , the Moroccan code of law governing family relations. This change radically equalized men’s and women’s status in some aspects of marriage, but did not fully equalize the law governing inheritance (see Eddouada and...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 160–197.
Published: 01 October 2013
... individualistic psyches of Arabs to the condition of women and the family: "the seclusion of women creates a particular social structure that blocks the strengthening of social activity, in the same way that the cellular membrane surrounding a seed blocks the penetration oflife into it:'73 The solution for al...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., eventually in­ scribed by a tone-deaf colonial official as Aditty. Born on the River Hooghly, Paulette is dubbed Putli {"doll") by her Bengali ayah, Puggli by the English family that takes her in as an orphaned adolescent, then Pugli {"mad") by herself as she ventures seaward in disguise. Zachary Reid...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 122–128.
Published: 01 April 2020
... presence of the people serving the family’s dinner. Whether this appreciative awareness struck then or later, what he writes of himself in that moment must be informed by the lifelong immersion in feminism as an activist and historian with which his young bride’s career would subsequently be closely...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... PRESENT of wealth-in people;' demarcating intimate kin-making structures, such as the family, as key archival sources of slave labor and servility. 4 Chatterjee's emphasis on the family as an insider slave-engendering site, one that comprehends the family form along radically different lines than its...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 184–207.
Published: 01 October 2016
... trade. 5 History of the Present:Afournal of Critical History, Vol. 6, No. 2, Fall 2016. Copyright © 2016 University of Ill inois Press HISTORY of the PRESENT Women were a quotidian reality of early modern slavery. The acknowledg­ ment of African families among captives-made visible with the presence of...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
... beyond the city walls, not in the city center where the old, elite families resided. The external border of his neighborhood fronted wilderness and absorbed a critical branch of the Silk Road that extended eastward through Central Asia and into China. New migrants from Central and East Asia tended to...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 122–147.
Published: 01 October 2012
... waste must not merely be expelled from the body, but purged from the home, family, and civilized community. It must be expunged, buried, washed away, disposed of without a trace, separated from the senses and from feelings of pleasure or desire. The boundaries of the ego, the domestic sphere, and the...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 200–216.
Published: 01 October 2015
... century's criminological discourse on "the criminal woman" is significant in this regard. Criminal women's deviance, experts argued, was the manifestation of a nature insufficiently tamed by familial duties and religion. Such behavior was equally a sign of a maternal sickness: the born prostitute, the...