A critical perspective on British social surveys and community studies and their accounts of married life c.1945-70
Davis, Angela. (2009) A critical perspective on British social surveys and community studies and their accounts of married life c.1945-70. Cultural & Social History, Vol.6 (No.1). pp. 47-64. ISSN 1478-0038Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/147800409X377901
The family was a subject of prime importance to sociologists in the post-war period. Married life was one of the principal themes of British social surveys and community studies undertaken at this time. This article investigates the limitations associated with these contemporary analyses and how they can be explained. It will examine the relationship between the studies' findings and contemporary social developments, the variations in married life, and how the researchers' accounts related to their wider aims. It will conclude that such studies were more a product of the optimism of the post-war period than prompted by patriarchal beliefs.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cultural & Social History|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 47-64|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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