Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840-1880

Hardcover | March 23, 1995

byMarguerite W. Dupree

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This study breaks new ground in its analysis of how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a substantial scholarly case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of family structure in other areas during thenineteenth century. Marguerite Dupree focuses on family relationships - between husbands and wives, parents and children, individuals and their wider kin network - not in isolation, but in the context of the workplace and of other institutions within the community. She reveals the flexibility ofnuclear families with regard to both work and welfare, and highlights the key role of women in shaping the responses of families to their circumstances. Her approach effectively combines demography with social history to offer many valuable insights into industrialization and its impact on familylife.

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This study breaks new ground in its analysis of how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a substantial scholarly case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of family structure in other areas during thenineteenth century. Marguerite Dupree focuses o...

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This study breaks new ground in its analysis of how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a substantial scholarly case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of family structure in other areas during the nineteenth century. Marguerite Dupree focuses o...

Marguerite W. Dupree, Senior Research Fellow, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Glasgow; Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:426 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.1 inPublished:March 23, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198204000

ISBN - 13:9780198204008

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`This strategy of analysis is invaluable. Exact comparison of a broadrange of family statistics is rare in historical community studies, but it isessential if we want to understand how local conditions influence familystructure ... the book has much to offer ... For specialists in the Victorianfamily or those with a particular interest in the potteries, the book isessential reading.'Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota, American Journal of Sociology