Beverly Lemire

is professor of history and Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the University of Alberta, Canada.


Budgeting for everyday life

Gender strategies, material practice and institutional innovation in nineteenth century Britain

Thrift represented an underlying drive shaping cultural priorities of men and women of different social classes in Britain from 1600 onwards, writes Beverly Lemire. In the nineteenth century, profound economic and social changes gave rise to institutional innovations that intersected with long established strategies of housewifery.

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