Joanna Innes

Joanna Innes, a fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, has recently published a collection of essays on 18th-century English social policy, Inferior Politics.

Ode on a Dishclout: Domestic Servants

Joanna Innes, 14 April 2011

Carolyn Steedman’s is a distinctive, probing, inquiring voice. Personal, but not solipsistic. We never forget, reading her books, that there’s a mind in charge, but not one that’s preoccupied with itself: it is always grappling with some other experience, some other way of seeing, which can’t be re-experienced, but can be hunted, glimpsed, located in its habitat,...

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