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Mais où donc habitait Durkheim à Bordeaux?

Matthieu Béra

Cet article est le récit de l’enquête menée depuis quelques années sur les lieux d’habitations de Durkheim pendant ce qu’il est convenu d’appeler sa « période bordelaise » (1887–1902), à propos de laquelle on ne sait pas grand-chose et qui concerne pourtant la moitié la plus productive de sa carrière. De rebondissements en rebondissements, cette investigation m’a amené à faire des découvertes inattendues sur des aspects inédits de sa vie privée et à remettre en cause les maigres connaissances que nous avons à ce sujet. Certains y verront des détails ou des ajustements biographiques sans conséquence, d’autres des éléments importants pour connaître le personnage toujours mystérieux qui se dissimule derrière notre « classique favori »…

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Art to Table

The Power of Aesthetics in Women’s Cookbooks of the Belle Époque

Samantha Presnal


Throughout much of the nineteenth century, men enjoyed hegemony in the French culinary arts, an entitlement enshrined in the books they wrote about cooking and gastronomy. The Belle Époque brought the first challenge to this absolute authority with the publication and popularization of cookbooks written for women, by women. Through the close reading of a selected corpus from the period, this article considers the implications of this shift in authorship. Women cookbook writers infused aesthetic discourse and principles into both the content and style of their texts. While male chefs had also drawn parallels between the culinary arts and the fine arts in order to augment their professional status, female authors evoked this relationship in as well as on di?erent terms. I argue that women cookbook writers engaged with aesthetic theory in a way that legitimized the labor of the private sphere and contested normative ideas about the inferiority of the feminine.

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Katherine Scheil

‘I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture’, wrote William Shakespeare in his will of March 1616, a month before his death. The repercussions of this phrase have shaped the trajectory of Anne Hathaway’s life for almost 400 years. As an object of material domesticity as well as a reminder of sexual activity, the ‘second best bed’ embodies both the sexual and domestic sides of this famous wife, linking her physically to Shakespeare and to the domestic life that likely kept her in Stratford for the duration of her life.

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Women “Making History” in Museums

The Case of Female Curators in Postwar New Zealand

Bronwyn Labrum

This article examines three remarkable New Zealand women, Nancy Adams, Rose Reynolds, and Edna Stephenson, who, as honorary or part-time staff, each began the systematic collecting and display of colonial history at museums in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland in the 1950s. Noting how little research has been published on women workers in museums, let alone women history curators, it offers an important correction to the usual story of the heroic, scientific endeavors of male museum directors and managers. Focusing largely on female interests in everyday domestic life, textiles, and clothing, their activities conformed to contemporary gendered norms and mirrored women’s contemporary household role with its emphasis on housekeeping, domestic interiors, and shopping and clothing. This article lays bare the often ad hoc process of “making history” in these museums, and adds complexity and a greater fluidity to the interpretations we have to date of women workers in postwar museums.

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Gendering Balkanisms

Gender, Culture, and Class in Nineteenth-Century Women's Travelogues in the Balkans

Marina Matešić

This article links nineteenth-century travelogues about the Balkans written by European women travelers—Dora d'Istria, Maria Karlova, Emily Strangford, and Paulina Irby and Georgina Mackenzie—both to a broader historical discourse called Balkanism and to the socio-historical contexts of the authors themselves. It examines the ways in which these texts adopted existing hegemonic dichotomies of Balkanism concerning culture, ethnicity/religion, and gender and whether they set new paths for Balkanist discourse. Written during the time of anti-Ottoman uprisings and nation-building movements, the travelogues expressed diverse humanitarian, Christian, feminist, anti-imperial/Turkish and other agendas and discussed the crucial role of (Balkan) women in it. Through a particular focus on domestic life and the lives of women, these women travelers also spoke of their own position in society, bringing to light their struggle for equality in traveling, writing, and participating in broader political and social life, and in that way disturbed the male-centered Balkanist discourse.

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Karen M. Sykes and Felix Stein

stretches far beyond conventionally studied market settings, and that its study must include the analysis of domestic life as well as kinship and community structures, which enable and influence commercial activity. It is particularly helpful that the author

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Myra Marx Ferree, Jeffrey Luppes, Randall Newnham, David Freis, David N. Coury, Carol Hager, and Angelika von Wahl

prices and the worldwide media attention given to the sale—and to the potential inauthenticity of the telephone—show that more than seventy years after World War II, Hitler’s domestic life and the everyday objects associated with it continue to fascinate

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Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

, with the return of heteronormative laws and propaganda, such openness is again discouraged or in the worst cases, punished violently or by recriminalization or remedicalization of homosexuality. Stella discusses in detail lesbian domestic life and the

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Los Roldán and the Inclusion of Travesti Narratives

Representations of Gender-Nonconforming Identities in Argentinian Telenovelas

Martín Ponti

domestic life. Containing and Exteriorizing Domesticity The serial's first episode codifies Laisa's treatment of and connection to other characters. From the beginning, Laisa's integration is established through her standing within her family unit

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On Halbwachs's Sociology of Knowledge Program

The Two Hidden Categories of ‘La doctrine d'Émile Durkheim’

Jean-Christophe Marcel

are distinct and usually far apart in the space of the houses which constitute the material framework of domestic life, but also the periods devoted to these two modes of existence are clearly separated and do not encroach on each other’ ( Halbwachs