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Moss, Peter & Fonda, Nickie, eds.
Work and the Family:
(Temple Smith, 1980). Hardback. Very good in slightly worn dustwrapper. 224pp. Order No. NSBK-C1436
Keywords: 0851171990, work, family, twentieth century, sociology
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Tilly, Louise A.& Scott, Joan W.
Women, Work and Family:
(Routledge, rpt, 1989). Paperback. Covers soiled, a little wear to corners, otherwise good. 274pp. Order No. NSBK-C1249
Keywords: 0415902622, women, work, family, families, history, Joan W. Scott, Louise A. Tilly, economy, wage economy, living wage, economic conditions, France, French, Britain, British, England, English, industrialisation, industrialization, pre-industrial, Industrial Revolution, work, industry, women and work
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Symes, Ruth A.
Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past
(Pen and Sword, 2015). Husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents - these are the relationships that structure the family tree and fascinate the family historian. But how much do we really know about how our ancestors lived out these multiple roles? Buffeted this way and that by economic developments, legal changes, medical advances, Two World Wars, the rise of the Welfare State, women's emancipation and many other factors, relationships between members of our family in the past were subtly different to those of today and continually transforming. This book is both a social history of the period 1800-1950 and a practical guide on how to set about tracing and better understanding the relationships between members of your own family. What did it mean to be a father in this period, but also, how might you discover the father of an ancestor if his name is not mentioned on the birth certificate? What common ideas were held about the role of wives and mothers, but also, how were multiple births, stillbirths, abortions and infanticides dealt with in the records? What factors might have influenced the size of your ancestor's family, but also why were its children named as they were? Did pecking order in a family matter, but also, was it legal to marry a cousin, or the sister of a deceased wife? How long could people expect to live, but also what records can tell you more about the circumstances of your ancestors' last years? A final chapter considers relationships with neighbours, friends and club associates. Hardback. New book, fine in dustwrapper. 223pp. Order No. NSBK-C15530
Keywords: 9781473833883, family relationships, family trees, geneaology, geneaological, social history, ancestors, tracing ancestors, fathers, mothers, siblings, cousins, women, welfare state, infants, clubs, grandparents
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Seccombe, Wally.
A Millennium of Family Change: Feudalism to Capitalism in Northwestern Europe
(Verso, 1992). Hardback. Very good in slightly chipped dustwrapper. vii + 343pp. Order No. NSBK-C11822
Keywords: 0860913325, family, families, feudalism, capitalism, capitalists, Europe, European, Northwestern, politics, political, economic, economy, economies
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Meriam, Adele Stuart.
The Stepfather in the Family:
(Chicago UP, 1940). A Social Service Monograph of the University of Chicago. The approach is both sociological and legalistic. Meriam looks at judicial decisions and "sets out the logic and arguments on which those decisions have been based.She brings out clearly the strange dilemma created because of the position of the courts in accordance with the principle that by marriage the stepfather undertakes no obligations to the children of an earlier marriage, as over and against the logic of the older view that when he married a woman a husband took his wife with all of her liabilities." The problem of the stepfather; the stepfather as a stranger; the in loco parentis relationship; liability to support; right of stepfather to his stepchild's earnings; inheritance; right to punish; etc. Paperback. Ex library, covers yellowed, otherwise good+. x + 158pp. Order No. NSBK-A2346
Keywords: B000HBYPWQ, stepfather, step-parent, fatherhood, parenting, law, legal, America, American, American history, USA, United States, family
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Symes, Ruth A.
It Runs in the Family:
(The History Press, 2013). In the quest to uncover our family history, we turn to written records, the family album and even heirlooms. However, they can often be difficult to interpret and sometimes pose more questions than they answer: Why didn't my ancestors smile for the camera? Why did great-grandfather wear a beard while his sons were clean-shaven? Why is my great-grandmother holding flowers in this photograph? Drawing on evidence from social history, women's history, and the histories of photography, art and fashion, and using examples from the lowly as well as the famous, Ruth Symes explores many aspects of ordinary life in the past - from the state of the nation's teeth, to the legal and economic connotations of wearing a wedding ring and even the business of keeping a dog. This fascinating volume aims to help family historians get to know their elusive ancestors by deciphering the wealth of personal and historical clues contained in photographs, documents and artefacts. Paperback. New book, fine. 160pp. Order No. NSBK-D15428
Keywords: 9780752497020, family history, family, families, Ruth Symes, genealogy, geneaolgical, social history, evidence, sources, research, women, old photographs, photography
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Hewitt, Patricia.
About Time: Revolution in Work and Family Life
(IPPR, Rivers Oram, 1993). Paperback. Very good. vii + 183pp. Order No. NSBK-A14945
Keywords: 1854890409, Patricia Hewitt, work, family life, life cycle, families, employment, working women, flexible working hours
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Drew, Eileen, Emerek, Ruth, Mahon, Evelyn.
Women, Work and the Family in Europe:
(Routledge, 1998). Paperback. Very good +. xvii + 230pp. Order No. NSBK-C15497
Keywords: 0415153514, women, work, family, Europe, European, sociology, sociological, gender, demographic
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Morgan, D.H.J.
Social Theory and the Family:
(RKP, 1975). Paperback. With newspaper cutting and letter from the author pasted onto front endpapers, overall good. viii + 280pp. Order No. NSBK-C2391
Keywords: 0710081804, social theory, family
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Bigwood, Rosemary.
The Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland
(Manchester University Press, 2006). Paperback. Brand new, fine. xiv + 292pp. Order No. NSBK-C14639
Keywords: 9780719071850, family tree, geneaology, geneaological, history, Scotland, Scottish, ancestors, Scots, archives, population, demography, parish registers, census, research, birth, marriage, death
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