This book dispels the image of slums and destitution that clings to the Glasgow tenement. Working-class home life is explored through the recollections of people who grew up in these cramped one and two roomed houses. Narratives full of vitality and detail record the routines and rituals of previously disregarded lives, covering everything from shopping and housework to childbirth and death. Though the tenements were by today's standards unfit to live in, there are important lessons here about the kinds of housing that enable close-knit communities to flourish.
Jean Faley lived in Glasgow until her traumatic emigration at the age of 16. She is a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin.Review:
"A very readable book, well-produced and containing many beautiful illustrations...a monument to the tenement mums who made ends meet." -- Glasgow Herald
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Descrizione libro White Cockade Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110951312456
Descrizione libro White Cockade Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0951312456