Discourses versus Life Courses

@article{Matthys2016DiscoursesVL,
  title={Discourses versus Life Courses},
  author={C. Matthys},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={100 - 81}
}
  • C. Matthys
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Urban History
This article combines qualitative and quantitative analysis to study the effect of rural–urban migration on the sexual behavior of servants in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Flanders. In the qualitative part, I compare various discourses on servants’ extramarital behavior to sketch the ideological context which affected women’s agency. Contemporaries were commonly convinced that urban servants more often became pregnant out-of-wedlock than other women, but disagreed on the causes for… Expand
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