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Working-Class Life, Consumer Credit, and the Making of Agency Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the role of the spare-time agent, from the watch club organizer of the late 19th century through to the working housewife and mother a century later. By the end of the 1930s, ... More


In Danger of Becoming Morally Depraved: Single Black Women, Working-Class Black Families, and New York State's Wayward Minor Laws, 1917–1928

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.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a case that points to an important but unexplored issue in the history of early-twentieth-century urban reform campaigns: black families' anxieties about single women's moral ... More


Polish families and migration since EU accession

Anne White

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428202
eISBN:
9781447303008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Based on 115 interviews with Polish mothers in the UK and Poland, as well as a specially-commissioned opinion poll, this topical book discusses recent Polish migration to the UK. In an account of ... More


Expanding Consumption & Middle-Class Domesticity

Rebekah E. Pite

in Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Dona Petrona, Women, and Food

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606897
eISBN:
9781469608044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469606897.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter begins with a recipe for Pan Dulce de Navidad (Christmas sweet bread). The chapter explains the importance of this recipe to Petrona Carrizo de Gandulfo's story. Over the course of the ... More


Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How have the momentous policy shifts that followed the death of Mao Zedong changed families in China? What are the effects of the decollectivization of agriculture, the encouragement of limited ... More


Families, education and the ‘participatory imperative’

Janet Shucksmith, Lorna McKee, and Helen Willmot

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter takes up the boundary metaphor through an exploration of the relationships between families and education services. It explores the ‘push and pull’ around the boundaries between families ... More


Incest and immorality

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Five looks at the ‘hidden’ Ireland, in particular the issue of incest and sexual immorality. In 1908, the Punishment of Incest Act was passed by the British parliament, and incest became a ... More


“Better Housing Makes Better Citizens”: Slum Clearance and Low-Cost Housing

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines debates about race, slum clearance, and low-income housing during the 1930s, wherein both white racial liberals and black residents were testing the federal promise that “better ... More


My Way

Temma Kaplan

in Becoming Historians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents historian Temma Kaplan's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in history. Kaplan's work as a historian and activist is generally concerned with overcoming injustice ... More


Life stories: biography and creativity

Paul Thompson, Ken Plummer, and Neli Demireva

in Pioneering Social Research

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447333524
eISBN:
9781447333562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333524.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter traces the engine of the pioneers' success and discusses their earlier lives, hinting or reflecting on how these experiences may have shaped their research. It begins by analyzing how ... More


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