Dr Julie-Marie Strange - Research
Specific research interests:
My research interests are wide ranging! Recent publications focus on cultures of death and bereavement in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in the symbolic and verbal languages used to articulate love and loss, especially among members of the working classes. My latest single authored monograph focuses on fatherhood and attachment in working-class culture.
I remain interested in the inter-personal dynamics of the poor and working-class families. New research on the 'tramp' signals a new interest inmobile communities.
I have also published on menstruation, puberty and the menopause.
Current research projects:
Working-class fathers, 1870-1914
The invention of the dog fancy and the fancy dog, 1840-1914: a collaboration with colleagues in CHSTM and AHRC funded. See Manchester Museum Exhibition 'Breed: the British and their dogs', until April 2013.
Compassionate Consumption: Charitable fundraising in the late Victorian marketplace: a collaboration with Prof. Bertrand Taithe, ESRC funded.