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Introduction

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The introduction provides an overview of the historical questions at stake in the book: the relationship between culture and how a state sees; the relationship between colonial violence and ... More


Surveying Sexual Attitudes and Behaviour

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the press discussed ‘normal’ sexual attitudes and behaviour. Before the Second World War, reliable evidence about sexual activity was very scarce, and most journalists ... More


I Want to Save These Girls: Single Black Women and Their Protectors, 1895–1911

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the crosscurrents of social reform for black women in New York through the distinct perspectives and activities of Victoria Earle Matthews and Frances Kellor. Both used ... More


Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Theodore M. Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is that quantification is desirable in social investigation as a result of its successes in science. This book questions ... More


Putting knowledge into action: a social work perspective on settlement house research

Dayana Lau

in The Settlement House Movement Revisited: A Transnational History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447354239
eISBN:
9781447354246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354239.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter aims to explore the link between 'Settlement House research' and the shaping of social work as a profession in two ways. First, by providing an overview of research topics and the ... More


The Over-Pressure Controversy and Everyday Expertise

Christopher Bischof

in Teaching Britain: Elementary Teachers and the State of the Everyday, 1846-1906

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833352
eISBN:
9780191871870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833352.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter eight, ‘The Over-Pressure Controversy and Everyday Expertise’, examines the public debate in the wake of a sensational 1884 report claiming that the annual examination of children in ... More


“A System Steadily Perfected”: Camp Reform and the “New Geniuses from India,” 1901–1903

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In an effort to reduce mortality rates from epidemic disease, the British government engaged in a campaign to reform the Anglo-Boer War concentration camps. Officials like Alfred Milner and Joseph ... More


Everyday Stories: Narratives of Work and Community

Christopher Bischof

in Teaching Britain: Elementary Teachers and the State of the Everyday, 1846-1906

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833352
eISBN:
9780191871870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833352.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter seven, ‘Everyday Stories’, argues that teachers turned the log books in which they were supposed to keep a basic, factual record of their work into vivid stories about the communities in ... More


Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain

Lawrence Goldman

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192847744
eISBN:
9780191943003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847744.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the influence of statistics on Victorian society and culture, from the methods of natural science and the struggle against disease, to the development of social administration and ... More


Teaching Britain: Elementary Teachers and the State of the Everyday, 1846-1906

Christopher Bischof

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833352
eISBN:
9780191871870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833352.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Teaching Britain examines teachers as key agents in the production of social knowledge. Teachers claimed intimate knowledge of everyday life among the poor and working class at home and non-white ... More


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