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|Title:||In Search of a Past, 1925-1983|
|This oral history project explored the author's own childhood. Particular reference was made to relationships within his upper class family and household during the 1930s and 40s. This was achieved through interviews conducted with the traceable and surviving members of that family and household made during the 1960s and 70s. Most - but not all - were used in the subsequent publication. This unusual work is both intensely personal, being driven by the author's individual psychological journey to understand his own past, and historically illuminating, in its detailed examination of a particular sort of inter-war English country life and the changes to that way of life brought about by the Second World War.
Family life; households; childhood; childcare; parent-child relationships; siblings; psychoanalysis; servants; domestic workers; rural society; class; upper class; class differentiation; community life; oral history; world war; refugees.
|Time period:||1925 - 1983|
|Dates of fieldwork:||1967 - 1979|
No spatial unit
Family, household members and employees of the Fraser family.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Purposive selection/case studies
|Number of units:||17|
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|First edition:||11 April 2005|
|Copyright:||Copyright Ronald Fraser|
|Access conditions:||Host archive conditions apply|
|Please note:||Online documentation, prepared by the UK Data Archive, is available via the link below.|
|Availability:||These data are available from a service other than UK Data Service - National Social Policy and Social Change Archive. Albert Sloman Library Special Collections, University of Essex. Contact the UK Data Service in the first instance.|
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By principal investigator(s):
Fraser, R. (1984) In search of a past, London: Verso
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