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dc.contributor.authorCarter, Lauraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T16:11:43Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T16:11:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-04en
dc.identifier.citationHistory Workshop Journal 2016 81 (1): 106-134. doi: 10.1093/hwj/dbw011en
dc.identifier.issn1363-3554
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252897
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that a new popular social history, the ‘history of everyday life’, emerged in England after the First World War. Couched in the rhetoric of ‘democratization’, this version of social history was an afterlife of the Arts and Crafts movement and is the prehistory of post-1945 mass history teaching and popular heritage tourism techniques. However, it occupies an ambiguous historiographical position between the decline of Victorian romantic and Whiggish histories, and the rise of ‘history from below’ in the 1960s. Therefore, the ‘history of everyday life’ has hitherto been poorly conceptualized. This article unpacks this new social history using the life and work of Charles Henry Bourne Quennell (1872–1935) and his wife Marjorie Quennell (1883–1972). The Quennells were the authors and illustrators of a four-volume series of interwar bestsellers called A History of Everyday Things in England, which remained in print until the late 1960s. Through an examination of the intellectual influences, networks of socialization, and practical activities surrounding these books and their authors, a significant but under-examined window into the history of British social history is revealed.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.rightsAttribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution License 2.0 UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/
dc.titleThe Quennells and the 'history of everyday life' in England, c. 1918-69en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage134
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameHistory Workshop Journalen
prism.startingPage106
prism.volume81en
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-10-02en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/hwj/dbw011en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-04en
dc.identifier.eissn1477-4569
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idAHRC (1365543)
cam.issuedOnline2016-04-25en
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