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A history of everyday life in twentieth-century Scotland by Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown

By Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown

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An exception is C. Harvie, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Twentieth Century Scotland (Edinburgh, 1998). M. Weir, Shoes were for Sunday (London, 1973): F. Macdonald, Crowdie and Cream (London, 1982); R. Glasser, Growing Up in the Gorbals (London, 1986); J. Burnside, A Lie About my Father (London, 2006). Such as J. D. Stephenson and C. G. Brown, ‘The view from the workplace: women and work in Stirling 1900–1950’, in E. Gordon and E. Breitenbach (eds), The World Is Ill Divided: Women’s Work in Scotland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Edinburgh, 1990), pp.

In these ways, the Scots demonstrated some degrees of change in underlying behaviour surrounding the rituals of life. The violent changes in numbers of births, shown in the graph, demonstrate the impact of changing sexual habits. Between 1964 and 1978, births fell from 104,355 to 64,295, caused in large measure by the advent of the oral contraceptive pill and aided by the wider availability of condoms, contraceptive advice and knowledge. 2 is that the proportion of births taking place outwith marriage showed that pre-marital sex was on the increase, and continued to be from the mid-1970s despite contraceptives.

N. Hubble, Mass-Observation and Everyday Life: Culture, History, Theory (Basingstoke, 2006), p. 37. 7. Hubble, Mass-Observation, p. 143. 8. Quoted in Ben Highmore, Everyday Life and Cultural Theory: an Introduction (London, 2002), p. 39. indd 16 28/1/10 14:29:01 Introduction 17 9. M. de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life (Berkeley, 1984), pp. xiv–xv, 200–3; J. C. Scott, Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts (London, 1990); R. Guha, ‘The prose of counter-insurgency’, in N.

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