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A Critical Woman: Barbara Wootton, Social Science and Public - download pdf or read online

By Ann Oakley

Barbara Wootton was once one of many outstanding public figures of the 20 th century. She was once a superb social scientist, an architect of the welfare nation, an iconoclast who challenged traditional wisdoms and the 1st girl to sit down at the Woolsack in the home of Lords.

Ann Oakley has written a desirable and hugely readable account of the lifestyles and paintings of this singular lady, however the e-book is going a lot extra. it's an engaged account of the making of British social coverage at a serious interval visible throughout the lens of the lifestyles and paintings of a pivotal determine. Oakley tells a narrative concerning the intersections of the general public and the non-public and concerning the manner her subject's lifestyles spread out inside of, was once formed via, and helped to form a specific social and highbrow context.

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