The magical treasure chest and the endless treasure hunt: Mass Observation topic collections and its primary sources on food

Chevalier, Natacha (2014) The magical treasure chest and the endless treasure hunt: Mass Observation topic collections and its primary sources on food. Other. Adam Matthew Digital, Mass Observation Online.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to introduce the reader to one of the components of Mass Observation Archive, the Topic Collections (TC) and to present its primary sources. Due to the quantity of data held in the collections, it would be impossible to embrace it entirely and present it properly. Therefore, following an introductory part on the MOA and its material, tehn a short presentation of the Topic Collections, this essay focuses mainly a single subject: Food. It explores the primary sources contained in the nine boxes dedicated to this specific theme, introduces thoroughly some of its material, and finally presents an example of research based on a survey carried out by Mass Observation (MO) in 1941.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Keywords: Mass Observation, Topic collection, Food, Wartime Britain
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Depositing User: Natacha Chevalier
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 11:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51485
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