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Parenting in England 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and Generation

Joanne Bailey


This book is about the world of parenting and parenthood in the Georgian era. It navigates recent ‘turns’ towards emotions, subjectivity, memory, the body and materiality. This approach reveals the profound emotions provoked by motherhood and fatherhood and the labour and hard work it entailed. Such parental investment meant that the experience was fundamental to the forging of national, family and personal identities. Society called upon parents to transmit prized values across generations and this study explores how this was achieved. All in all, raising children needed more than two parents ... More

Keywords: parenting, parenthood, motherhood, fatherhood, emotions, memory, family identity, personal identity, generations, kinship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565191
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565191.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanne Bailey, author
Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University