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Stefan Collini: Ann Oakley on Richard Titmuss, 8 October 2015

Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, Gender and Social Science 
by Ann Oakley.
Policy, 290 pp., £13.99, November 2014, 978 1 4473 1810 1
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... Titmuss’, though a later edition substitutes ‘with’ for ‘and’. But after the birth of Ann, their only child, in 1944, and still more after Richard’s appointment at the LSE, they fell into a wholly conventional pattern: he went out into the world, did important things and earned the money; his wife stayed at home, did all the domestic chores and ...


Carolyn Steedman, 4 December 1986

The Madwoman’s Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings 1968-1985 
by Germaine Greer.
Picador, 305 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 0 330 29407 5
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... This is the year of the collected essays of many women. Six years of Ann Oakley’s lectures and occasional writings on medical sociology have recently been published, together with some of her poems, in Telling the Truth about Jerusalem, Elizabeth Wilson has recently produced Hidden Agendas, and Cora Kaplan’s collection from a ten-year period has just appeared in Sea Changes ...

Thinking Women

Jane Miller, 6 November 1986

... as a feminist because I’ve also been reading the essays collected by Juliet Mitchell and Ann Oakley in What is feminism?1 which refers back rather gloomily both to the Sixties – the earliest days of the women’s movement in this country – and to the anthology of essays they published exactly ten years ago called The Rights and Wrongs of ...

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