publication . Article . 2006

Transnational Journeys and Domestic Histories

Wendy Webster;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2006 Journal: Journal of Social History, volume 39, pages 651-666 (issn: 0022-4529, eissn: 1527-1897, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This essay considers the potential of histories of transnational movements of people, and the erosion of boundaries between British domestic and imperial history, to expand and revise the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British domestic life and work. Literatures on migration demonstrate how far the history of home involves transnational themes, including the recruitment of migrants and refugees who crossed national borders to do domestic work—in Britain and empire—and their development of what has been called the 'transnational family'. Domestic life, including motherhood, cannot be fully understood outside the history of the control and orchestrat...
Subjects
free text keywords: Orchestration (computing), Sociology, Gender studies, Refugee, Displaced person, Political economy, Social history, D1, DA
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