Fatherhood and the British Working Class, 1865–1914 by Julie-Marie Strange

By Julie-Marie Strange

A pioneering examine of Victorian and Edwardian fatherhood, investigating what being, and having, a father intended to working-class humans. in response to working-class autobiography, the publication demanding situations dominant assumptions approximately absent or 'feckless' fathers, and reintegrates the paternal determine in the emotional lifetime of households. finding autobiography inside broader social and cultural remark, Julie-Marie unusual considers fabric tradition, daily perform, legal responsibility, responsibility and comedy as websites for the improvement and expression of complicated emotional lives. Emphasising the significance of isolating males as husbands from males as fathers, unusual explores how emotional ties have been shaped among fathers and their young ones, the versions of fatherhood to be had to working-class males, and the ways that fathers interacted with little ones in and out the house. She explodes the parable that working-class interiorities are inaccessible or unrecoverable, and locates lifestyles tales within the context of alternative assets, together with social surveys, visible tradition and well known fiction.

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