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Author Hinton, James.
Title Nine wartime lives : Mass-Observation and the making of the modern self / James Hinton.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Autonomy (Psychology)
Alt Name Mass-Observation (Firm)
Description 1 online resource (vi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Summary In Nine Wartime Lives, James Hinton uses diaries kept by nine 'ordinary' people in wartime Britain to re-evaluate the social history of the Second World War, and to reflect on the twentieth-century making of the modern self. These diaries were written by some of the unusually self-reflective and public-spirited people who agreed to write intimate journals about their daily activity for the social research organisation, Mass Observation. One of the nine diarists discussed is Nella Last, whose published diaries have been a source of delight and fascination for many thousands of readers.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index.
Contents List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Nella Last: Nation before husband; 3. Gertrude Glover: Moral guardian; 4. Mary Clayton: Bombed out and keeping going; 5. Eleanor Humphries: Serving genius; 6. Lillian Rogers: Birmingham flaneuse; 7. Ernest van Someren: The good life; 8. Denis Argent: Between the acts; 9. The Waltons: A democratic marriage; 10. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191573439 (electronic bk.)
0191573434 (electronic bk.)
9780199574667 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0199574669 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612383649
OCLC # 536239537
Additional Format Print version: Hinton, James. Nine wartime lives. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199574667 (OCoLC)430842421