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 of those more ‘well known’ scholars, considerably more needs to be done to examine the history of our discipline and reassess the significant contributions made by ‘other’ researchers so that we may reappraise what can be learnt from these ‘pioneer scholars’. In this paper we focus on Pearl Jephcott (1900-1980) who in research career spanning forty year, but now largely forgotten, was at the forefront of methodological innovation in the 1960s. A full review of her work and contribution is beyond the scope of a single paper so we consider in more detail one of the most striking features of her sociological practice – the use of images in the book Time of One’s Own (1967).

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