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The Politician's Child: Growing up in the Public Eye of Modern Britain c. 1970-2000s

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posted on 14.08.2019, 10:50 by Elizabeth T. Hurren
“The Politician’s Child” investigates childhoods lived in the public eye of modern British politics, c. 1970s–2000s. It engages with diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and newspaper interviews in which former politicians revealed private aspects of their children’s lives in return for a publishing advance on leaving public office. The educational, social, and medical problems that political parents create for their offspring have often been neglected in histories of the family and political life. These are essential to study since they reveal a complex matrix of social and political worlds, which contrast with the public histories of the family that politicians pen.

Funding

British Academy Grant Reference No: SG162620, “The Politician’s Child: Growing up in the Public Eye, c. 1970-2020”.

History

Citation

Journal of Family History, 2019

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relations

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Journal of Family History

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

issn

1552-5473

Acceptance date

12/08/2019

Copyright date

2019

Available date

10/09/2019

Publisher version

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0363199019873362

Language

en