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Memories of an Edwardian Girlhood

Barbara Wootton, 4 March 1982

Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England 
by Carol Dyhouse.
Routledge, 224 pp., £8.95, October 1981, 9780710008213
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Hooligans or Rebels: An Oral History of Working-Class Childhood and Youth 1889-1939 
by Stephen Humphries.
Blackwell, 279 pp., £12.50, November 1981, 0 631 12982 0
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... Carol Dyhouse’s book is concerned only with girls, and mainly with those drawn from middle or upper-class circles, although she makes one substantial digression in which she contrasts their educational history with that of their working-class contemporaries in the elementary schools of the day. Stephen Humphries’s story, on the other hand, theoretically covers both sexes, though boys and youths loom larger than their feminine counterparts, and his horizon does not extend beyond the working classes ...

Middle-Class Hair

Carolyn Steedman: A New World for Women, 19 October 2017

... and then gave in. It was going to be boring, after all.’ In Students: A Gendered History (2005) Carol Dyhouse says of this photograph on the cover of the 1966 Warwick Students’ Handbook: ‘A wistful-looking blonde in a mini-skirt [is] leaning against a signpost in a rural setting … marked simply “university” … the dollybird was effectively ...

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