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Women and Families: An Oral History 1940 - 1970 / Edition 1

Women and Families: An Oral History 1940 - 1970 / Edition 1

by Elizabeth RobertsElizabeth Roberts


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This is an account of three English working-class communities in England from 1940 to 1970. The story is told through the words and memories of those who lived through it. The book is at once vivid, moving and eye-opening.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631196136
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/14/1995
Series: Family, Sexuality and Social Relations in Past Times Series
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Roberts is Director of the Centre for North-West Regional Studies in Lancaster University. She is a social/ oral historian with a particular interest in women's and family history. Born in Barrow-in-Furness, she has spent most of her life in the North West and is involved in the local community as a magistrate and school governor.

Table of Contents

1. The Context.

2. Homes and Houses.

3. Growing Up - Relationships with Parents: Getting a Job.

4. The Opposite Sex.

5. Family Planning and Role Relationships in Marriage.

6. Marriage - For Better? For Worse?.

7. Married Women's Paid Employment.

8. Changing Attitudes to Child Care.

9. Attitudes to Social Conditioning and Education.

10. The Extended Family.

11. Neighbours and Neighbourhoods.

12. Conclusion.

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