HIS244H1 Lecture : Gender Relations

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13 Feb 2011

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clothes make the man and the woman. In the wake of the black death, there were hopes that women would have more rights, a parallel with the decline of serfdom (declining labour source because of the plague, thus rights of the serfs improve) patriarchy: economic, ideological domination of man over woman. descriptive vs. prescriptive literature: books written on how women/men should behave (prescriptive), not necessarily how things were (descriptive) men tended to not live as long and widowhood/remarriage was a common occurrence. The number of women who never marry is increasing. many historians think that widowhood was the best stage of a woman"s life (no man in charge of her, her own household, etc. ) www. notesolution. com. women were excluded from guilds, better paying trades. as population began to rise again, women were being increasingly restricted. women tended to not be engaged in the same occupation as their husbands.