Brown bread and washing machines : nostalgia and perspective in Irish women’s experience of rural electrification

O'Brien, Sorcha (2017) Brown bread and washing machines : nostalgia and perspective in Irish women’s experience of rural electrification. In: Oral Histories of Work & Leisure : Oral History Network of Ireland 2017 Conference; 23-24 Jun 2017, Galway, Republic of Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper was given at the Oral History Network of Ireland annual conference, which took place in Galway and was on the theme of Work and Leisure. The paper was part of a session on Rural Lives, and focused on analysing the expressions of nostalgia in the oral history interviews collected to date. These were considered in light of Svetlana Boym's ideas about nostalgia, and the emotional connections to activities such as baking, compared to ones such as washing clothes. This was situated in terms of hard manual work and emotional context, both at the time and in post-Crash Ireland, where the Recession has introduced a new generation to living without luxury.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: Oral Histories of Work & Leisure : Oral History Network of Ireland 2017 Conference
Organising Body: Oral History Network of Ireland
Research Area: History
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC)
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Depositing User: Sorcha O'brien
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 14:24
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/38620

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