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Women's Studies at York Series

Women, Identity and Private Life in Britain, 1900–50

Authors: Gamble, Andrew, Peele, Gillian

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Women, Identity and Private Life in Britain, 1900-50, explores the meanings and experience of home and private life for women who grew up in England before 1950. It considers the extent to which class, suburbanisation and historical moment as well as gender constructed women's understanding of domesticity, and discusses the part played by conceptions of home and private life in the shaping of identities. Oral narratives, fiction, autobiography and diaries are used in conjunction with psychoanalytic, linguistic and historical explanations of women's lives to map a psychological as well as a social history of women's relationship to the home in the early part of this century.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-30

    Giles, Judy

  • ‘Making Do’ and ‘Getting By’

    Pages 31-63

    Giles, Judy

  • A Home of Their Own

    Pages 64-95

    Giles, Judy

  • ‘Keeping Yourself to Yourself’: Private Lives and Public Spectacles

    Pages 96-131

    Giles, Judy

  • Servant and Mistress: The Case of Domestic Service

    Pages 132-164

    Giles, Judy

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-23935-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $170.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-312-12624-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-333-64083-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Identity and Private Life in Britain, 1900–50
Authors
Series Title
Women's Studies at York Series
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Judy Giles
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-23935-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-23935-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-12624-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-64083-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 189
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