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Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Selina Todd


This book gives an account of young women's lives, challenges, and existing assumptions about working class life and womanhood in England between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the 1950s. While contemporaries commonly portrayed young women as pleasure-loving leisure consumers, this book argues that the world of work was in fact central to their life experiences. Social and economic history are woven together to examine the working, family, and social lives of the maids, factory workers, shop assistants, and clerks who made up the majority of England's young women. The book ... More

Keywords: youth, work, leisure, family, working class, maids, factory workers, clerks, shop assistants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199282753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Selina Todd, author
Research Fellow, Girton College, University of Cambridge
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