Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Gender, Class and Ethnicity

Author: Prof Joanna Bourke,Joanna Bourke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134858582

Category: History

Page: 288

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Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to assess how the subjective identity of the 'working class' in Britain has been maintained through seventy years of radical social, cultural and economic change. She argues that class identity is essentially a social and cultural rather than an institutional or political phenomenon and therefore cannot be understood without constant reference to gender and ethnicity. Each self contained chapter consists of an essay of historical analysis, introducing students to the ways historians use evidence to understand change, as well as useful chronologies, statistics and tables, suggested topics for discussion, and selective further reading.

The Home Art Crochet Book

Author: Flora Klickmann

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473348064

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

View: 4697


Originally published around 1900, this book is absolutely packed with well-illustrated crochet patterns. The information and instructions within are still of much practical use to the modern reader. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: Entirely New Designs for Lingerie Edgings and Insertions Borders for Tray Cloths and D'oileys Deep Laces for Table Cloths and Valances Motifs for Inlet Work and Irish lace.

The Expert Maid-Servant

Author: Cristine Terhune Herrick

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177653123X

Category: History

Page: 68

View: 9712


There has been a resurgence of interest in early-twentieth-century domestic service of late, due in large part to the remarkable popularity of the television series Downton Abbey. Many of the real-life analogues of the characters on that show probably owned a well-thumbed copy of Cristine Terhune Herrick's The Expert Maid-Servant, a comprehensive guide for those in service. The book offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and responsibilities of maids and other household help, as well as many useful housekeeping tips.