Claire Langhamer

is senior lecturer in history at the University of Sussex, UK. Amongst others she has served as an on-screen expert in television programmes including BBC Oneâs Who Do You Think You Are?, and is author of the book The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution, Oxford University Press, 2013.


Everyday advice on everyday love

Romantic expertise in mid-twentieth century Britain

Whilst there has been significant historiographical interest in the provision of modern sexual education, historians have paid less attention to the mechanisms through which emotional advice circulated and the ways in which it was received. Focusing on “everyday” forms of advice, Claire Langhamer studies relationships between agony aunts and their readers to map broader shifts in emotional authority.

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