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Themed Article Collection from Cultural and Social History

The Journal of the Social History Society

The 2019 Social History Society Conference took place on June 10-12 and was the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. There were eight themes of the conference this year. We have compiled a collection of 20 articles from the Society title, Cultural and Social History, that fits with each theme. Please see the themes and articles below, and scroll down to read the full collection. All articles are free-access through December 31, 2019.

Deviance & Inclusion
‘Mothers Have Become Monsters’: Danger, Distress and Deviance in British Evangelical Depictions of Indian Motherhood, 1757–1857
Lacing Up the Gloves: Women, Boxing and Modernity 

Diversity, Minority & “Others”
Sites of sickness, sites of rights? HIV/AIDS and the limits of human rights in British prisons 
Locality, ethnicity, national and transnational influences on Afro-Caribbean consumer experiences – The case of post-war Northampton

Economies, Cultures & Consumption
Special Needs, Cheerful Habits: Smoking and the Great War in Britain, 1914–18 
Radical Conservatism and International Nationalism: The Peasant Arts Movement and Its Search for the Country Heart of England 
Socio-Economic Profile of Shopkeepers in Embedded Markets: Social and Cultural Perspectives From a Hundred Years of Bengali Literary Works 

Life Cycles, Families & Communities
Great Expectations? Childhood, Family, and Middle-Class Social Mobility in Nineteenth-Century England 
Being a Man, Being a Member: Masculinity and Community in Britain’s Working Men’s Clubs, 1945–1960 
The Boy-Child in Australian Lesbian Feminist Discourse and Community 

Politics, Policy & Citizenship
Educating the Secular Citizen in English Schools, 1897–1938 
Animals, Governance and Ecology: Managing the Menace of Venomous Snakes in Colonial India 
‘Experimental’ secondary modern education in Britain, 1948–1958 

Self, Senses & Emotions
‘These Intimate Little Places’: Cinema-Going and Public Emotion in Bolton, 1930-1954
Love, Selfhood and Authenticity in Post-War Britain
Grease and Sweat: Race and Smell in Eighteenth-Century English Culture 

Social Action, Social Justice & Humanitarianism
Whiteness, Masculinity and the Ambivalent Embodiment of ‘British Justice’ in Colonial Burma
Languages of Injustice: The Culture of ‘Prize-Giving’ and Information Gathering on Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century India 

Spaces & Places
Movement, Space and Social Mobility in early and mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 
Fashion, Heritance and Family New and Old in the Georgian Country House

Title Author Volume
‘Mothers Have Become Monsters’: Danger, Distress and Deviance in British Evangelical Depictions of Indian Motherhood, 1757–1857 Andrea Major Volume 15/Issue 4
Lacing Up the Gloves: Women, Boxing and Modernity Irene Gammel Volume 9/Issue 3
Sites of sickness, sites of rights? HIV/AIDS and the limits of human rights in British prisons Janet Weston Featured Article
Locality, ethnicity, national and transnational influences on Afro-Caribbean consumer experiences – The case of post-war NorthamptonGeorge WatleyVolume 12/Issue 4
Special Needs, Cheerful Habits: Smoking and the Great War in Britain, 1914–18 Michael ReeveVolume 13/Issue 4
Radical Conservatism and International Nationalism: The Peasant Arts Movement and Its Search for the Country Heart of England Amy Palmer Volume 15/Issue 5
Socio-Economic Profile of Shopkeepers in Embedded Markets: Dev Narayan Sarkar, Kaushik Kundu & Sitanath MazumdarVolume 15/Issue 3
Great Expectations? Childhood, Family, and Middle-Class Social Mobility in Nineteenth-Century England Christina de Bellaigue Volume 16/Issue 1
Being a Man, Being a Member: Masculinity and Community in Britain’s Working Men’s Clubs, 1945–1960 Richard Hall Volume 14/Issue 1
The Boy-Child in Australian Lesbian Feminist Discourse and Community Rebecca Jennings Volume 13/Issue 1
Educating the Secular Citizen in English Schools, 1897–1938Susannah Wright Volume 15/Issue 2
Animals, Governance and Ecology: Managing the Menace of Venomous Snakes in Colonial India Lloyd Price Volume 14/Issue 2
‘Experimental’ secondary modern education in Britain, 1948–1958 Laura Carter Volume 13/Issue 1
‘These Intimate Little Places’: Cinema-Going and Public Emotion in Bolton, 1930-1954 James Jones Featured Article
Love, Selfhood and Authenticity in Post-War Britain Claire LanghamerVolume 9/Issue 2
Grease and Sweat: Race and Smell in Eighteenth-Century English Culture William TullettVolume 13/Issue 3
Whiteness, Masculinity and the Ambivalent Embodiment of ‘British Justice’ in Colonial BurmaJonathan SahaVolume 14/Issue 4
Languages of Injustice: The Culture of ‘Prize-Giving’ and Information Gathering on Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century IndiaPadma Anagol Volume 14/Issue 4
Movement, Space and Social Mobility in early and mid-Twentieth-Century Britain Chris RenwickVolume 16/Issue 1
Fashion, Heritance and Family New and Old in the Georgian Country House Jon Stobart & Mark RotheryVolume 11/Issue 3

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The Social History Society is open to anyone with an interest in social history. The benefits of membership include: eligibility to attend the annual conference, eligibility for SHS prizes, funds and grants, online access to 3 leading Routledge journals in social history, hard copies of our journal: Cultural & Social History (subscribing members only), free 30 day access to Adam Matthew Digital online digital source collections, discounted prices on selected Routledge books, a regular bulletin containing news, CFPs and funding calls, and many opportunities to promote and publicise your work or events.
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