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Introduction: The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...This is a contradictory project, because although its main focus is on the material object it is not really about things in themselves, but about how people make sense of the world through physical objects, what psychoanalytic theory calls...

Marks & Spencer and Fashion: The Importance of Design

Rachel Worth

Rachel Worth is Principal Lecturer in Fashion Studies at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion for the People : A History of Clothing at Marks & Spencer

Breg, 2007

Book Chapter

...Our [Marks & Spencer’s] position in the ready-to-wear fashion world is very high, because we do real fashion. Fashion is, after all, the clothes that are worn by the majority, and by that definition, we are a great influence.Although...

‘Heroism in Every-day Life’: Alternative Approaches to Everyday Heroism

John Price

John Price is a historian and Lecturer in Modern British History. His previous publications include Postman's Park: G. F. Watts's Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Heroism : Victorian Constructions of the Heroic Civilian

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...He has the chivalrous spirit, the free hearted, open handed generosity which belongs to the typical English gentleman. The motive of his life has been self-sacrifice; not the promotion of his own interests, wealth or reputation...
...According to Goffman’s typology of stigma, cleft lip and palate (CLP) registers as an example of stigma of the body, a mark of difference that is physical in nature and immediately apparent on meeting. The social and psychological burden...

‘Seized by Change, Liberated by Affluence’: Youth, Consumption and Cultural Change in Post-war Britain

Twentieth-century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...The ‘Youth Question’ and Post-war Britain The early 1960s saw Britain beset by ‘Beatlemania’. Liverpool pop group the Beatles first leapt to fame in 1963, as seven of their records soared up the Top Twenty and their every public appearance...

‘Something that Little Bit Better’: Suburban Modernity, Prudential Marriage and Self-Improvement

Judy Giles

Judy Giles was Reader in Gender and Cultural Criticism, York St John’s College Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Parlour and the Suburb : Domestic Identities, Class, Femininity and Modernity

Berg, 2004

Book Chapter

...The Victorian art critic and social commentator John Ruskin disliked the rash of suburban villas built by speculative builders that sprang up on the outskirts of every sizeable English town from the mid nineteenth century onwards. He...

‘There Can Be No Reason for Giving to Vice Privileges Which We Deny Misfortune’: Legal Constraints for Victorian Mothers

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

Book Chapter

...With respect to the Mother, there can be no reason for giving to vice privileges which we deny to misfortune. House of Commons, ‘Eighteenth Recommendation, Poor Law Amendment Bill, First Report From the Poor Law Commissioners’ Sessional...

Marked Bodies - Divine, Human, and Bestial

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Eighteenth-century medical men and laypeople alike puzzled over questions of how to read what seemed to be signs of a disease they knew by many names, including the “pox,” “lues” or “lues venerea,” “venereal disease,” the “French disease...

British Nuclear Culture, 1898–1945

Jonathan Hogg

Jonathan Hogg is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of Using Primary Sources: A Practical Guide for Students (forthcoming). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Nuclear Culture : Official and Unofficial Narratives in the Long 20th Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The period from 1898 to 1945 was the formative era for modern nuclear science and technology, during which the range and depth of understanding around nuclear science accelerated at an unprecedented pace.For a detailed survey...

The Home Office Takes Control as Treatment Arrives: Probation 1914–1928

Raymond Gard

Raymond Gard is a former probation officer and independent scholar based in Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876–1962

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Our story now moves on to the Great War and deals with probation from its outbreak to the publication, fourteen years later, of the Fourth Report of the work of the Children’s Branch at the Home Office (1928). Like the previous chapter one...