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The Politician's Child: Growing up in the Public Eye of Modern Britain c. 1970-2000s
journal contributionposted on 2019-08-14, 10:50 authored 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.
British Academy Grant Reference No: SG162620, “The Politician’s Child: Growing up in the Public Eye, c. 1970-2020”.
CitationJournal of Family History, 2019
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relations
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