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Surveying women and the family
Angela Davis

shopping’ or ‘wants to go out in the evening to the cinema with her husband, she does not have to look far for a “baby-sitter”.’ Ethel only lived a few minutes’ walk away from her parents in Benson, but recalled with some resentment how her mother ‘wouldn’t baby-sit for me, occasionally if I wanted to go out somewhere for the day I could send [my daughter] up to her, but she wasn’t very good about it, she’d had her six, and she said she’d had to look after them.’9 Likewise the attitude of Madge’s mother was: ‘they’re my children, I can get on with it.’40 Such findings

in Modern motherhood
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Urban legends and their adaptation in horror cinema
Mikel J. Koven

experiences of the newly-released Duncan. Again, the young audience cannot identify with the experiences of the killer. ‘Francois Truffaut claims that we identify with a character not when we look with the character, but when the character looks at us ’ (Bordwell and Thompson, 1986 : 197, emphasis added). We therefore do not identify with Curt Duncan when he is watching Jill babysit, but when Jill

in Monstrous adaptations
Marta Kempny

have some Polish friends across the street and I used to babysit their children. We meet on different occasions such as birthdays. We went to Funky Monkeys together.’ Funky Monkeys is an indoor softplay centre, used by many migrants to hold birthday parties for their children or simply spend afternoons together. These examples highlight the importance of both bridging and bonding capital in migrants’ lives. Development of bridging capital relates to maintaining links between individual group members and people from outside the migrant community. It allows migrants to

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
Faïza Guène, Saphia Azzeddine, and Nadia Bouzid, or the birth of a new Maghrebi-French women’s literature
Patrick Saveau

help him find a job in the company belonging to the family for whom she babysits . When she mentions a job opportunity to her brother, his initial reaction is to rehearse the stereotype of the discriminated Maghrebi-French youth and assert he does not have a chance: ‘Paris? Déjà ici ils aiment pas ma gueule, neuf postes ils m’ont refusés, alors à Paris, ils vont m’accueillir comment tu crois?’ (Azzeddine, 2010: 127) (Paris? In our housing project, they don’t like my face and turned me down nine times, so imagine in Paris, how do you think they are going to welcome me

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Brian Hanley

areas, Civil Defence maintained that they were expected to baby-sit while mothers went to local pubs and that refugees wanted to be ferried around in ambulances.102 ‘People cannot have long faces all the time’ The arrival of northerners increasingly placed burdens on local resources. In Donegal, ‘evacuees are coming to Buncrana in hundreds, sampling the goodness of local people, but also imposing strains on a domestic communal life that is not geared for this sort of change …’.103 Young northerners were often perceived as cheeky. There was a ‘mini-riot’ in Kilworth

in The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79
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Peter Davies and Robert Light

effect sides of under-18s. They would play 20-over-a-side games in the evening and, bizarrely, each side was allowed an over-age captain (who wasn’t allowed to bowl and would bat no.11! His runs wouldn’t count towards the team’s total, but he could ‘baby-sit’ the younger lads). But there were no junior sides in the 1920s – you couldn’t even be a member of the club if you were under 16! The club simply didn’t want junior members, and would only allow them in exceptional circumstances. Things started to change in the 1930s.71 Most junior leagues would have been

in Cricket and community in England
French community rejection and projection
Saskia Huc-Hepher

out together ... and when the English have their first child, the man babysits one day of the week, so the woman can go out with her friends. And the woman will do it for the man on another day. That never happens in France. We have girls’ nights’ out occasionally, but it’s rare. We usually go out with our husband or boyfriend. I was really struck by that. Chantal, who has lived in London since 1989, compared to Moses’ and Laura’s two- and five-year respective sojourns, has a degree of cultural insight that belies her originary habitus. Now as accustomed to

in French London
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Lucía y el sexo (2001)
Rob Stone

, however, who suffers the attempts of her mother to liberate her sexually after she is diagnosed with autism by a psychologist called Víctor. Meanwhile, Carlos, who is also called Antonio, is seeing a psychologist called Aitana, who enjoys rough sex with Víctor. Belén and her mother, Manuela, seduce Carlos and form a perverse family unit. Belén studies psychology and babysits for Elena, who is in contact with Lucía by means of a chatroom about Mediterranean cuisine that is also visited by Lorenzo, who uses a sun ‘’, not a lighthouse, as his sign. Elena flees to the

in Julio Medem
The TV films
Tony Whitehead

maybe, she speculates, one day to babysit for them, perhaps even staying overnight … She is clearly desperate to escape from living with their mother and, crucially, to feel needed. It is Gloria who propels the narrative towards its comic climax: one Saturday afternoon she has called round while Mandy and Sharon are out shopping, and has irritated Dick by talking all the way through the sports programme Grandstand. Moreover, she has brought an overnight bag with the intention of staying over. After much arguing, Mandy throws Gloria’s coat and bags out of the house

in Mike Leigh
Celia Hughes

frustrated that, outside meetings, the group offered no practical support for how to achieve a greater division of domestic labour. Being able to call upon other members to baby-sit did not help to change the basic problem: ‘David was often out at meetings in the evenings and I was then needed to look after our children.’39 In March, 1971 Wisty made her struggle with her husband public and political when she consulted her Tufnell Park group for advice and support. Members called an emergency meeting which all the men were asked to attend, not as ‘a personal vendetta’ but

in Young lives on the Left