Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Life writing as a source for local population h...

Electronic data

View graph of relations

Life writing as a source for local population history.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Forthcoming

Standard

Life writing as a source for local population history. / Pooley, Colin; Pooley, Marilyn.

In: Local Population Studies, 01.08.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{ed93ea1d514646369946ac7ebeb40671,
title = "Life writing as a source for local population history.",
abstract = "Diaries and other forms of life writing can add significantly to the study of local populations and societies, especially when used in conjunction with more conventional aggregate sources. All the key demographic events have important personal and emotional resonances that can never be revealed by statistical analysis of births, marriages or deaths. Personal accounts can add meaning to population history and demonstrate the familial and community impacts of key life events. In this paper we examine the strengths and weaknesses of different types of life writing, and then focus on the ways in which personal diaries may provide insights into the meanings and implications of life events such as courtship, marriage, childbirth, illness and death. Examples are drawn from a range of diaries written in Britain between the 1840s and 1950s.",
keywords = "Diaries, Population, History, Mortality, Fertility, Mobility, Marriage",
author = "Colin Pooley and Marilyn Pooley",
year = "2019",
month = "8",
day = "1",
language = "English",
journal = "Local Population Studies",
issn = "0143-2974",
publisher = "Local Population Studies Society",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Life writing as a source for local population history.

AU - Pooley, Colin

AU - Pooley, Marilyn

PY - 2019/8/1

Y1 - 2019/8/1

N2 - Diaries and other forms of life writing can add significantly to the study of local populations and societies, especially when used in conjunction with more conventional aggregate sources. All the key demographic events have important personal and emotional resonances that can never be revealed by statistical analysis of births, marriages or deaths. Personal accounts can add meaning to population history and demonstrate the familial and community impacts of key life events. In this paper we examine the strengths and weaknesses of different types of life writing, and then focus on the ways in which personal diaries may provide insights into the meanings and implications of life events such as courtship, marriage, childbirth, illness and death. Examples are drawn from a range of diaries written in Britain between the 1840s and 1950s.

AB - Diaries and other forms of life writing can add significantly to the study of local populations and societies, especially when used in conjunction with more conventional aggregate sources. All the key demographic events have important personal and emotional resonances that can never be revealed by statistical analysis of births, marriages or deaths. Personal accounts can add meaning to population history and demonstrate the familial and community impacts of key life events. In this paper we examine the strengths and weaknesses of different types of life writing, and then focus on the ways in which personal diaries may provide insights into the meanings and implications of life events such as courtship, marriage, childbirth, illness and death. Examples are drawn from a range of diaries written in Britain between the 1840s and 1950s.

KW - Diaries

KW - Population

KW - History

KW - Mortality

KW - Fertility

KW - Mobility

KW - Marriage

M3 - Journal article

JO - Local Population Studies

JF - Local Population Studies

SN - 0143-2974

ER -