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Something to show for it: the place of mementoes in women’s oral histories of work

Wall, Christine (2010) Something to show for it: the place of mementoes in women’s oral histories of work. Management and Organizational History, 5 (3). pp. 378-394. ISSN 1744-9359

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744935910370194

Abstract

Work memorabilia can include a range of objects from photographs to redundant items of technology. These artifacts breach the secrecy of the workplace and the privacy of the home, making permeable the boundaries between these two distinct social spaces frequently described in opposition to each other and as having distinctly dual characteristics. This article focuses on the oral histories of working life belonging to two retired women and recorded in their homes with their mementoes from work in place as an integral part of the interview process.This approach, combining material culture and oral histories, has the potential for making explicit the complex relationships women have with work over their life course.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:10661
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