Download Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain by Lucy Lethbridge PDF

By Lucy Lethbridge

Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain is the social background of the final century during the eyes of these who served. From the butler, the footman, the maid and the cook dinner of 1900 to the au pairs, cleaners and childminders who took their position seventy years later, a formerly unheard type deals a clean point of view on a dramatic century. the following, the voices of servants and family employees, principally missed through historical past, are eventually delivered to existence: their day-by-day loved ones exercises, attitudes in the direction of their employers, and to one another, throw into sharp and intimate reduction the interval of feverish social swap in which they lived. Sweeping in its scope, commonly researched and brilliantly saw, Servants is an unique and interesting portrait of twentieth-century Britain; an authoritative heritage that may switch and problem the way in which we glance at society.

Show description

Read or Download Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain PDF

Best culture books

How To Think More About Sex: The School of Life

We don’t imagine an excessive amount of approximately intercourse; we’re basically wondering it within the incorrect way.

So asserts Alain de Botton during this rigorous and supremely sincere publication designed to aid us navigate the intimate and intriguing – but usually complicated and tough – event that's intercourse. Few folks are likely to consider we’re fullyyt general in terms of intercourse, and what we’re alleged to be feeling not often suits up with the truth. This publication argues that 21st-century intercourse is eventually fated to be a balancing act among love and hope, and experience and dedication. overlaying themes that come with lust, fetishism, adultery and pornography, Alain de Botton frankly articulates the dilemmas of contemporary sexuality, supplying insights and comfort to aid us imagine extra deeply and correctly concerning the intercourse we're, or aren’t, having.

Alain de Botton is the writer of ten bestselling books together with How Proust Can swap Your lifestyles and The Consolations of Philosophy. he's the founding father of residing structure, a social firm that asks most sensible architects to construct vacation trips houses for apartment round the united kingdom. he's additionally the founding father of the varsity of existence, which has prepare this sequence. For extra, see www. alaindebotton. com

Red: A History of the Redhead

The brilliantly advised, fascinating historical past of crimson hair in the course of the a long time and throughout a number of disciplines, together with technological know-how, faith, politics, feminism and sexuality, literature, and art

The mere point out of pink hair calls to brain shiny photographs. Stereotypes of redheaded ladies diversity from the funloving scatterbrain, like Lucille Ball, to the fiery-tempered vixen or the penitent prostitute (Mary Magdalene, for instance, is nearly regularly depicted as a redhead). Red-haired males are usually linked to both the savage barbarian or the redheaded clown. yet why is that this so?

Red: A common historical past of the Redhead is the 1st ebook to discover the background of pink hair and red-headedness during the global. With an obsessive fascination that's as contagious because it is compelling, writer Jacky Colliss Harvey starts her quest in prehistory and strains the redhead gene because it made its method out of Africa with the early human diaspora, in simple terms to emerge lower than Northern skies. She is going directly to discover pink hair within the old international (from the Tarim mummies in China to the Islamic nation of the Khazars); the bias manifested opposed to crimson hair throughout medieval Europe; purple hair in the course of the Renaissance as either a trademark of Jewishness through the Inquisition and the peak of favor in Protestant England, the place it used to be made well-known via the Henry VIII and Elizabeth I; the trendy age of artwork, and literature, and the 1st optimistic symbols of pink hair in children's characters; sleek medication and technological know-how and the genetic and chemical interpreting of pink hair; and at last, pink hair in modern tradition, from ads and exploitation to "gingerism" and the recent flow opposed to bullying.

More than a e-book for redheads, crimson is the exploration of evolution and gene mutation, in addition to a compelling social and cultural research of the way prejudice and misconceptions of "other" evolve throughout centuries and continents and are passed down via generations and from one tradition to a different.

Expression in the Performing Arts

The acting arts symbolize an important a part of the creative construction in our tradition. Correspondingly the fields of drama, movie, song, opera, dance and function reports are increasing. notwithstanding, those arts stay an underexplored territory for aesthetics and the philosophy of artwork. Expression within the acting Arts attempts to give a contribution to this sector.

Additional resources for Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain

Sample text

The description of the defining of boundaries is clearly seen here. Drug use makes the group exclusive and indicates experience of life. During the first few years of drug use the informants used, almost exclusively, as a collective. Roger relates: It’s a companionship thing. When I started smoking hash there wasn’t anything else to do all day, so we just went and smoked hash, I smoked with him [his best friend] and we had a load of other mates as well, who were with us. And so we went and bought hash and all smoked it together, had great fun, talked, went round town, and things .

Adler 1985: 83) The quote above is from Adler’s very exciting ethnographic study of smugglers and dealers in California. As one of the basic motives for becoming a trafficker she mentions money and, with them, a means to provide a hedonistic lifestyle. This way of life can also be seen as one of the motives for becoming involved in the criminal subculture. Ordinary school is expected to produce conscientious individuals, who deem it possible to ‘behave themselves’ and who accept the deferred reward system in the form of lengthy periods of study, grades, further study, and at last perhaps a job and thereby money.

If they do not receive this acceptance or feel pride in their situation they find other situations in which they do, and they will want to repeat situations that are affirming. Aspelin (1999) draws on Scheff in a study on interaction in classrooms. According to Aspelin, the pupils’ psychological attendance is dependent on the type of social and psychological situation in the classroom. The more the pupils are affirmed as valuable people, the more interesting school becomes for them, and the more they want to learn.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 50 votes