Wartime Women: A Mass-Observation Anthology (2020)

Wartime Women: A Mass-Observation Anthology Dorothy Sheridan Wartime Women A Mass Observation Anthology These fascinating essays provide unique and unrivaled insight into women s minds and experiences during World War Two Set up in the Mass Observation organization aimed to record everyday life in
  • Title: Wartime Women: A Mass-Observation Anthology
  • Author: Dorothy Sheridan
  • ISBN: 9781842126172
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
Wartime Women: A Mass-Observation Anthology Dorothy Sheridan These fascinating essays provide unique and unrivaled insight into women s minds and experiences during World War Two Set up in 1937, the Mass Observation organization aimed to record everyday life in Britain during that difficult period From its astonishingly rich archives comes an anthology that asks whether the war actually liberated women and provided the opportunityThese fascinating essays provide unique and unrivaled insight into women s minds and experiences during World War Two Set up in 1937, the Mass Observation organization aimed to record everyday life in Britain during that difficult period From its astonishingly rich archives comes an anthology that asks whether the war actually liberated women and provided the opportunity that many expected The extracts include research reports, letters, diaries, and detailed questionnaires, and come from an enormous range of contributors, from a fish and chip shop employee in Birmingham to a 17 year old schoolgirl Irresistible reading Sunday Times A list of treasures here presented could continue almost indefinitelya wonderful book Times Literary Supplement
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  1. Sophie

    I m not rating people s accounts of wartime Those were all raw and powerful I m rating this book as an anthology and I feel that there should have been of a theme to the writings I felt that there was a little too many practical accounts people examining their friends views of work and politics etc and I would ve liked of the direct, emotional and opinionated diary entries Also less of the Mass Observation reports, as although these could be interesting I picked up this book to read personal a [...]

  2. Lissa Sloan

    Really interesting slice of life from wartime Britain home front I wish there had been of the diaries and personal accounts and less of the mass observation reports.

  3. Helen

    A beautiful collection of extracts that make the daily life of the war extremely real and accessible I loved reading this.

  4. Sarah

    Wartime Women is an anthology of material taken from the Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex, comprising writing by and about women living in wartime Britain Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by a group of young upper classmen who wanted to create an anthropology of ourselves At first they set out to observe and interview, and to record ordinary people s behaviour and conversations Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Mass Observation advertised in newspapers and [...]

  5. S.S.

    This was a really interesting account of what life was like during the war, as told by those who actually lived through it It was a fascinating account of the women who filled jobs as welders, for instance, and of how they felt when taking in evacuees and billeting soldiers I learnt quite a bit through reading this, although I found the diary entries and letters and whatnot interesting than the actual M.O reports the reports were a little dry for me I enjoyed this enough to dip into again in th [...]

  6. Danielle

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the mixture of diaries was fascinating and I learned so much about women during the war also found people s views on what the future might hold very interesting, seeing as the future they were talking of was our present or recent past Most excellent book, highly recommended.

  7. Anne

    Super, an excellent snapshot of some of the mass of material in the Mass Obs archives I wish it had been 10 x as long, this is only a taster and I long to know .Reality TV for the pre TV age

  8. Guestford_junkie

    I found this really hard work to read but once I got into the stle of writing, I was hooked and inhaled the book and it s history in the space of two days.

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