Pain and the Cultural Script of Infanticide in England Wales, 1860-1960 (2014)

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Published July 2014

About the Chapter:

Daniel J.R. Grey, ‘”The Agony of Despair”: Pain and the Cultural Script of Infanticide in England and Wales, 1860-1960’, in Rob Boddice (ed.), Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 204-19.

This chapter explores how and why the closely entwined experiences of pain, shame and fear became — and remained — key elements of the construction of infanticide in England and Wales for at least a century.

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Narratives of Fear, Pain and Childbirth in Victorian Canada (2014)

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Published July 2014

About the Chapter:

Whitney Wood, ‘”When I think of what is before me, I feel afraid”: Narratives of Fear, Pain and Childbirth in Victorian Canada’, in Rob Boddice (ed.), Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 187-203.

This study of English-Canadian women’s private narratives of fear, pain and childbirth contributes to the still-embryonic historiography on emotion and pain by exploring one specific contextual example of the ambiguous relationship between the two.

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