Domesticating the citizen: household authority, the merchant class family and the early modern stage

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Domesticating the citizen: household authority, the merchant class family and the early modern stage

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dc.contributor.advisor Kerwin, William en
dc.contributor.author Isaacson, Emily Ruth en_US
dc.coverage.spatial England -- London
dc.coverage.temporal 1600-1699 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T18:44:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T18:44:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Fall en
dc.identifier.other IsaacsonE-113007-D8728 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4882
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on February 14, 2008) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- English. en_US
dc.description.abstract The family in London of the seventeenth century resided at the intersection of practices heard from the pulpit and of generic forms those listeners might see in the theaters. Upon both of these ideals lie the inevitable valences of authority for the householder. Because the householder's relationship with each member of his family necessitated differing levels of responsibility, the householder likely maintained different expectations for each. Even though I isolate specific plays and relationships within this dissertation, each relationship affects the others, compounding the complex interactions within the home. This complex web of relationships is merely one small part of a much larger social web in the vast city. The treatment of the family as society in small, however, allows for a modern interpretation of the city, or at least a vital part of the city for many of its citizens. Putting the city comedies together with conduct books allows for a range of possible, socially acceptable behaviors that stem from both a concern for reputation outside of the home and a desire for concord within the home. These plays make clear the complexity of living in the city household - and thus the complexity of relationships that made up the real part of the city, the people. While ideals might be preferable, the actual relationships in the home require the flexibility that the plays suggest for new inhabitants of the city. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Businesspeople -- Family relationships en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Families en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Theater en_US
dc.subject.lcsh London (England) -- Social life and customs en_US
dc.title Domesticating the citizen: household authority, the merchant class family and the early modern stage en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline English en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b62014912 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 192018993 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations


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