Upcoming blogs: The works of Pearl Jephcott

Following previous blogs on the works of Pearl Jephcott and the interst this has generated, madeinleicester.com will be publishing more blogs on this subject in 2014/2015. Look out for three blogs that will be published here and via our twitter account @mi_leicester : Upcoming Blogs with accompanying images: ‘Parents at Home’ in Jephcott’s Homes inContinue reading “Upcoming blogs: The works of Pearl Jephcott”

Jephcott’s A Troubled Area: Notes on Notting Hill

John Goodwin For many the area of Notting Hill has become synonymous with urban gentrification, the ‘romantic comedy’ as well as the internationally renowned annual August carnival. Yet long before the London riots of 2011, or the inner city riots of the early 1980s, this area of North Kensington became synonymous with the race riotsContinue reading “Jephcott’s A Troubled Area: Notes on Notting Hill”

British United Shoe Machine Company (BUSM)

John Goodwin Recently the local BBC radio station ran a feature asking listeners to call in with their ideas for street names based on boots and shoes. The piece was entertaining and there were no shortage of suggestions. The feature was prompted by a new housing development in the Ross Walk area of Leicester coveringContinue reading “British United Shoe Machine Company (BUSM)”

Leicester and Married Women Working:

John Goodwin and Henrietta O’Connor As we have suggested (Goodwin and O’Connor 2013b) our first encounter with Pearl Jephcott was not a direct one. We were not aware of her books, beyond the occasional citation, and we were certainly unaware of the sheer breadth and depth of Jephcott’s contribution to British social science. We becameContinue reading “Leicester and Married Women Working:”

Embodying Leisure: The Use of Images in Pearl Jephcott’s ‘Time of One’s Own’.

Embodying Leisure – The Use of Images in Jephcott’s Time of Ones Own. LERN Occasional Papers No. 2 John Goodwin and Henrietta O’Connor, University of Leicester. Abstract While the lives and works of many sociologists have now been well documented numerous sociologists at the ‘coal face’ of social research remain ignored. As such, beyond the contributions ofContinue reading “Embodying Leisure: The Use of Images in Pearl Jephcott’s ‘Time of One’s Own’.”

Homes in High Flats

Henrietta O’Connor One of the striking aspects of Pearl Jephcott’s archive in the University of Glasgow Library is the breadth and depth of her research activity. For her seminal study on high-rise living, ‘Homes in High Flats’, Pearl carried out extensive research on the development of tower blocks in the UK and overseas. Her archiveContinue reading “Homes in High Flats”

Embodying Leisure: The Use of Images in Pearl Jephcott’s ‘Time of One’s Own’

John Goodwin and Henrietta O’Connor While the lives and works of many sociologists have now been well documented numerous sociologists at the ‘coal face’ of social research remain ignored. As such, beyond the contributions of those more ‘well known’ scholars, considerably more needs to be done to examine the history of our discipline to reassessContinue reading “Embodying Leisure: The Use of Images in Pearl Jephcott’s ‘Time of One’s Own’”