Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain

Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain

by Deborah Cohen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190673499
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.70(d)

About the Author

Deborah Cohen is Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is the author of Household Gods: The British and their Possessions and The War Come Home: Disabled Ex-Servicemen in Britain and Germany, 1914-1939.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Telling Secrets
1. The Nabob's Secrets
2. Revelation in the Divorce Court

Part II: Shame and Guilt, Nature and Nurture
3. Children Who Disappeared
4. Other People's Bastards
5. Bachelor Uncles

Part III: Secret No More?
6. Talking it Out
7. The Repressive Family

Epilogue: Genealogy and Confessional Culture

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