Rags to Riches?: Experiences of Social Mobility since 1800

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This interdisciplinary research group will explore the history and experience of social mobility in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain and Europe. The network aims to foster the development of new perspectives on social mobility by adopting a qualitative and family biographical approach. We seek in particular to uncover the previously neglected areas of female social mobility and the impact of family members on an individual’s life chances. Our comparative approach will promote the setting of individual findings within a broader geographical and temporal context.


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Contact: Christina de Bellaigue

Email: christina.debellaigue@history.ox.ac.uk

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