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A Woman's Place: An Oral History of Working-Class Women 1890-1940

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April 1995

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

'A highly readable picture of the lives of working-class women through childhood, adolescence, work, leisure, marriage (and more work), family and sexual relations...and motherhood. Through them emerges a picture of a wider working-class reality, which is all the more vivid for its sensitivity to the ambiguous and the unexpected.'--New Society

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Growing Up. Home Life. School. 2. Youth, Work and Leisure. The Status of Young Workers in the Family. Employers and Employees. The Work Ethic. Young Women at Work. Leisure. Courting and Pre-Marital Pregnancy. 3. Marriage. Sexual Relations and Attitudes to Family Size. Family Limitation: Knowledge and Methods. Pregnancy and Childbirth. Power Relationships within Marriage. The Effect of Social Change. 4. Women as Housewives and Managers. Working-class Homes. Family Income. Balancing the Budget. Were Working Class Women Successful Household Managers?. 5. Families and Neighbours. The Extended Family. Neighbours and Neighbourhoods. Conclusion. Appendices. . 1. Population of the Three Towns, 1981-1931. 2. Women's Occupations, 1891-1931. 3. Percentages of Women at Work, 1891-1931. 4. Wage Indices for 1905. 5. Respondents' Biographies. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index.

Portrait

Elizabeth Roberts is Research Fellow at the Centre for North-West Regional Studies at the University of Lancaster.

Pressestimmen

"Their talk is lively, and it's a wonder to read the voices of people who do not usually get to talk for themselves." (The Smart Set, 7 April 2011) "A Woman's Place is a book to which all future historians of the working-class will be indebted." Times Higher Education Supplement "A Woman's Place will be read with interest for the illuminating accounts of working-class experiences, but equally for Dr Roberts' erudite gloss on her material ... Her achievement is to record working-class lives as they were lived and her success in doing so establishes her as one of the most accomplished practitioners of oral history." Economic History Review "A highly readable picture of the lives of working-class women through childhood, adolescence, work, leisure, marriage (and more work), family and sexual relations ... and motherhood. Through them emerges a picture of a wider working-class reality, which is all the more vivid for its sensitivity to the ambiguous and the unexpected." New Society "This is a first-rate book for both expert historian and general reader; it deserves wider circulation." Women's Review of Books "Her two volumes appear austere but tell an absorbing tale. I hope she is collecting material for a third." Times Educational Supplement "... one of the best social histories of Britain before 1940." The Sunday Review
EAN: 9780631147541
ISBN: 0631147543
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1995
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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