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Educated expectations: graduate mothers and their work in the long 1950s

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This thesis opens up original perspectives on middle-class women’s lives in post-war Britain by bringing together and interrelating their experiences of different types of work. By developing an analysis informed by the history of emotions, the scholarship of feminist economics and the ethics of care, it illuminates the ways in which work – paid or unpaid, caring, domestic or voluntary – impacts self-fulfilment and contributes to the sense of self. It addresses together different aspects of...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author

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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-0816-6481
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-8445-8358
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2023-04-03

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