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Psychomanteum Research: Experiences and Effects on Bereavement
A Psychomanteum Process involving mirror-gazing was conducted in a research setting to explore apparent facilitated contact with deceased friends and relatives, and to collect data on the phenomena,
Reciprocity and Retribution: Negotiating Gender and Power in Fin-De-Siècle Paris
Drawing on 251 cases of “crimes of passion” from the fin-de-siècle assize court of the Seine, this article analyzes the terrain of conflict in domestic partnerships among the working poor of Paris.
Judicial Authority and Popular Justice: Crimes of Passion in Fin-de-Siecle Paris
In fin-de-siècle France, jurists became alarmed by the high rate of acquittals in cases of "crimes of passion" tried by jury in the assize courts. The acquittal of so many defendants who readily
Domestic Violence by Another Name: Crimes of Passion in Fin-de-Siècle Paris
This article investigates practices of domestic violence behind "crimes of passion" in fin-de-siècle Paris. Professional discourses attributed crimes of passion to a loss of rational control caused
The Cosmos of the Paris Apartment: Working-Class Family Life in the Nineteenth Century
  • E. Ferguson
  • History
    Journal of urban history
  • 1 January 2011
This article investigates the living conditions of Parisian working-class families in the second half of the nineteenth century with evidence from judicial dossiers concerning attentat à la pudeur (intimate assault against children) illuminates the lived experience of children and their families in Paris apartments.
Gender and Justice: Violence, Intimacy, and Community in Fin‐de‐Siècle Paris by Eliza Earle Ferguson
Historian Eliza Earle Ferguson's meticulously researched study of domestic violence among the working class in France uncovers the intimate details of daily life and the complex workings of court
case study Change fatigue: myth or reality?
In this, the first article of the Crelos Change Mastery Series, Elizabeth Ferguson explores the concept of ‘change fatigue’. We live in a time when change has become a constant part of UK plc. If
Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth-Century Paris (review)
In light of their careful decision to name their book “Gay” L.A. (the authors’ reason being that “gay” from the 1930s to the 1960s was an inclusive term that referred to women as well as men and to
Veneration, Translation and Reform: The Lives of Saints and the English Catholic Community, c.1600–1642
This article considers the impact of Catholic reform within the English Catholic community in the first half of the seventeenth century through an examination of hagiographical works published