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Motherhood in Oxfordshire c. 1945-1970: a study of attitudes, experiences and ideals

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This thesis examines women’s experiences of, and attitudes towards, motherhood between 1945 and 1970. The thesis is based on ninety-two oral history interviews with women from different locations in Oxfordshire – rural, urban and suburban. Oral history is a methodology that can provide objective information about women’s lives, but also reveals their thoughts and feelings through the subjectivity of their accounts. The thesis forms a qualitative study looking at six aspects of motherhood. ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Continuing Education

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:1865

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