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War, Memory and Life Writing

Please contact h.rogers@ljmu.ac.uk with further suggestions. Ashplant, Timothy, Graham Dawson, and Michael Roper, (eds), The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration. London: Routledge, …

Work

There is a huge amount of studies of the social history of work. Here is a sample. Please contact admin@writinglives.org with further suggestions. …

Family, Gender & Childhood

There is a large scholarship on the working-class family. Here is a sample divided into sections on ‘Working-class Families’, ‘Childhood’, ‘Men’ and ‘Women’. Please contact admin@writinglives.org …

Reading & Autodidacts

This is a selection from the large and growing body of work on the social history of reading and autodidact culture. Please …

Social Histories of Class

Here is a selection of some of the most influential work on the social history of the working class in Britain and …

Poetry

Please email Helen Rogers (admin@writinglives.org) with any further suggestions. Alves, Susan.  ‘“Whilst working at my frame”: The Poetic Production of Ethel Carnie.’ Victorian Poetry, …

Politics and Protest

This is a selection of classic and recent work from an enormous field of study. Please send suggestions for addition to Helen …

Leisure & Recreation

This is a selection of some of the most recent work on working-class leisure, recreation and popular culture as well as some …

Conceptualising Class

Class is the subject of considerable debate, whether it is defined as a social relationship, social identity or experience. This bibliography includes …

Life Writing

This bibliography includes major critical studies of autobiography, biography, diary writing, and letters that deal substantively with working-class life writing. Please contact …