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Record Number: 10178


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read in the "News Chronicle" articles about the work, and especially the account by an ordinary housewife of her day. Mass-Observation, it was something new, something to talk about; the things I do in the house are monotonous, but on the 12th, they are different somehow, letting the dog out, getting up, making the dinner, it makes them important when they have to be remembered and recorded.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1938 and 31 Dec 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: North of England

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Working-class girl

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

News Chronicle

Genre:

Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10178

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Charles Madge and Tom Harrisson, 'First Year's Work 1937-1938' (London, 1938), Notes With an Essay on a Nation-Wide Intelligence Service by Bronislaw Malinowski, p. 70, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation:

Charles Madge and Tom Harrisson, 'First Year's Work 1937-1938' (London, 1938), Notes With an Essay on a Nation-Wide Intelligence Service by Bronislaw Malinowski, p. 70, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10178, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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