The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800 by L. DelapThe Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800 by L. Delap

The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800

EditorL. Delap, B. Griffin, A. Wills

Hardcover | August 13, 2009

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This collection of essays explores the broad range of influences which have shaped the distribution of authority within British homes and families - religion, commercial advertising, governments, welfare professionals, medical experts, psychologists and the law.
LUCY DELAP is a fellow of St Catharines College, and associated lecturer at the History Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK. Her recent book, The Feminist Avant-Garde: transatlantic encounters of the early twentieth century (CUP, 2007) won the 2008 Womens History Network book prize.   BEN GRIFFIN is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambri...
Title:The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:August 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230579949

ISBN - 13:9780230579941


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800--B.Griffin, L.Delap, &--A.Wills * PART I: VIOLENCE AND THE LAW * 'I am Master Here': Illegitimacy, Masculinity, and Violence in Victorian England--G.Frost * 'the instrument of an animal function': Marital Rape and Sexual Cruelty in the Divorce Court, 1858-1908--G.Savage * PART II: POVERTY AND THE STATE * Irish Orphans and the Politics of Domestic Authority--A.Clark * Fatherhood and Family Shame: Masculinity, Welfare and the Workhouse in Late Nineteenth Century England--M.Doolittle
* PART III: DOMESTICITY * 'Tiresome trips downstairs': Middle-Class Domestic Space and Family Relationships in England, 1850-1910--J.Hamlett * Love and Authority in Mid Twentieth-Century Marriages: Sharing and Caring--S.Szreter&--K.Fisher * 'A paradise on earth, a foretaste of Heaven': English Catholic Understandings of Domesticity and Marriage, 1945-65--A.Harris * PART IV: DOMESTIC SERVICE * Domestic Servants as Poachers of Print: Reading, Authority and Resistance in Late Victorian Britain--M.Beetham * Authority, Dependence and Power in Accounts of Twentieth Century Domestic Service--J.Giles * PART V: PARENTING AND CHILDHOOD
Childcare and Neglect: a Comparative Local Study of Late Nineteenth-Century Parental Authority--S.Pooley * Godfathering: The Politics of Victorian Family Relations--V.Sanders * 'Beating children is wrong': Domestic life, Psychological Thinking and the Permissive Turn--D.Thom