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35 E. C. Laurence, A Nurse’s Life in War and Peace (London: Smith, Elder and
Co., 1912), p. 282.
36 ‘The Nursing Board: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service’.
37 H. Dampier, ‘The treatment of “EverydayLife” in memory and narrative of
the concentration camps of the South African War, 1899–1902’, in N. Kelly,
C. Horrocks, K. Milnes, B. Roberts and D. Robinson (eds), Narrative, Memory
and EverydayLife (Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield, 2005), p. 188.
38 Dampier, ‘The
management during the first half of the twentieth century, this chapter extends recent discussion of how political, medical and popular lay agencies came to reread wide areas of governance and everydaylife in psychological and emotional terms during the interwar and early post-war period.
Though efforts to constitute the ‘good diabetic’ were rarely based on systematic or academic models of ‘depth psychology’ such as psychoanalysis, they nonetheless constituted affective relations as central to human behaviour, and sought
Similarly, although advice to balance marriages or to ensure work-life balance was framed explicitly in terms of enabling personal and family health, individualised techniques for achieving ‘balance’, or at least the illusion of balance, represented another manifestation of contemporary political economy and the disciplinary effects of ‘empowerment’ typical of the neo-liberalisation of everydaylife.
This collection of essays argues that concepts
Meares and Madders tended to encourage combining elements from a number of available techniques, without privileging one method over another. Concerns abounded, however, over the status and qualifications of the increasing number of self-fashioned relaxation teachers, impacting on the reputation of the field as a whole. As Madders told attendees of a conference on ‘Stress in EverydayLife’ in 1974:
During the past ten years there has been an unprecedented interest in somatic enterprises which claim
rates of divorce across the post-war decades, particularly among those aged between 35 and 49. According to the British 1946 Denning Committee on Procedure in Matrimonial Causes, it was the exhausting ‘mechanics of everydaylife’ that were reducing women's marital satisfaction and happiness in particular.
Ten years later, the widely discussed Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce suggested that friction between husbands and wives, and any resultant family instability, could be traced to socio-economic factors
The hygienic utopia in Jules Verne, Camille Flammarion, and William
: Metropolitan Books, 1999); E. O'Connor, Raw
Material: Producing Pathology in Victorian Culture (London/Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000); W. Menninghaus, Disgust: The Theory and History of a Strong Sensation , trans. H. Eiland and J. Golb (New York: State University of New York Press, 2003); K. Forde (ed.), Dirt: The Filthy Reality of EverydayLife (London: Profile Books, 2011).
C. Hamlin, Public
Visualising obesity as a public health concern in 1970s and 1980s
, healthy or unhealthy, self or other.
This duality in health advice enabled the HEC, and by extension the state, to ‘shape food preferences and beliefs in everydaylife, to support some food choices and militate against others, and to contribute to the construction of subjectivity and embodied experiences’.
The role of the state in this process raises questions about the nature of citizenship in 1970s and 1980s Britain. The rise
role since the 1980s. Tests for autism
have become part of everydaylife; they have shaped understandings of
child development for everyone from government officials and policy
advisers to educational psychologists and teachers to parents and, not
least, to children themselves. A lot of information has been collected
but, similarly to intelligence tests, these tests have reached a limit
The emergence of bioethics in British universities
‘should be proportionate to the cuts suffered by other disciplines’.80
To support their argument, the NCP framed philosophy as an
increasingly practical discipline, with growing numbers of philosophers now ‘applying their insights to other disciplines, and to the
philosophical and ethical problems of everydaylife’.81 At the same
time, A. J. Ayer and Mary Warnock publicly asserted that philosophy was vital to maintaining a society that valued reasoned debate,
analytical rigour and intellectual originality, and protested that the
government and the UGC’s ‘new
Perceiving, describing and modelling child development
psychological experts who claimed to have a theory of human relations
based on wider political models of social interaction. The book explores
these other models in depth and argues that they offered the potential
for new types of political engagement.
One of the critical points concerning the history of the
governance of everydaylife in Britain, highlighted by Rose, is the fact
that the idea of ‘the social’ is