Maslen, Joseph (2017) Education and the Working-Class Girl of the 1970s: Reconstructing the Theoretical Field of Carolyn Steedman's 'The Tidy House'. History of Education, 46 (1). pp. 94-107. ISSN 0046-760X (Accepted for Publication)
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This article asks historians of education to think about the influences that we bring to bear on our work. It uses, as an example, Carolyn Steedman's book 'The Tidy House: Little Girls Writing' (1982). 'The Tidy House' set out to interpret a short story written by three primary school girls in Britain in 1976. Steedman contextualised this source against the backdrop of modern children's writing and childhood experience in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. Viewing the book itself as a source, this article explores the intellectual background (the 'theoretical field') that gave its ideas meaning. This involves looking at the historiographical surroundings of the author, such as Marxism and feminism, in a wider lens. It also entails a consideration of how 'The Tidy House' relates to educational thought today – as well as to key issues tackled by some of the most celebrated historians of education in the last forty years.
|Additional Information and Comments:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in History of Education on 6th April 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0046760X.2016.1161082."|
|Keywords:||Writing; Class; Gender; Childhood; Society|
|Faculty / Department:||Faculty of Education > Education Studies|
|Depositing User:||Philippa Williams|
|Date Deposited:||06 Apr 2016 14:41|
|Last Modified:||24 Mar 2017 11:23|
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