Social History

Social History publishes articles, reviews and debates of high quality historical analysis. The editors also seek to encourage more experimental formats of presentation, which move away from the structure of the formal scholarly article. These may take the form of interventions that invoke discussion, provoke argument, enter criticism and create new space for analysis. Social History is committed to developing a broad geographical basis. Research on all parts of the world will be considered, and the editors would particularly like to encourage work on areas such as Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. As well as medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century history, Social History aims to extend its coverage of twentieth-century work. The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for theoretical debate and innovation on questions of social formations, genders, classes and ethnicities and is open to approaches from other fields such as sociology, social anthropology, politics, economics and demography. In this light, the editors are committed to making the journal as wide ranging as possible conceptually, certainly going beyond recent struggles associated with post-structuralism. While recognising the important contributions made in these exchanges, the editors wish to see a move away from radical divisions drawn between the social and the cultural.


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Latest articles

Volume 41 (3)

Cycling, modernity and national culture
vol. 41 (3): 233-248
Contested socialisms: the conflict between critical sociology and reform economics in communist Hungary, 1967–71
vol. 41 (3): 249-266
Conspiracy to corrupt public morals and the ‘unlawful’ status of homosexuality in Britain after 1967
vol. 41 (3): 267-284
Policing the image: the Breakwater prison albums, Cape Town, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
vol. 41 (3): 285-303
Ordering the urban body: professional planning in early twentieth-century Britain
vol. 41 (3): 304-318
‘Socialism on the Bench’
vol. 41 (3): 319-325
Children and Youth in Premodern Scotland
vol. 41 (3): 326-327
Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: diet, medicine and society, 1450–1800
vol. 41 (3): 327-328
Victorian Turkish Baths
vol. 41 (3): 328-330
Mental health nursing: the working lives of paid carers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
vol. 41 (3): 330-331
Acid Hype: American new media and the psychedelic experience
vol. 41 (3): 332-333
Rockets and Revolution: a cultural history of early spaceflight
vol. 41 (3): 333-334
Colonial State, Agrarian Transition and Popular Protest in Orissa, 1921–1947
vol. 41 (3): 335-336
The Left Side of History: World War II and the unfulfilled promise of communism in eastern Europe
vol. 41 (3): 336-338
Anguish, Anger and Folkways in Soviet Russia
vol. 41 (3): 338-339
Fighting over Fidel: the New York intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution
vol. 41 (3): 339-341
The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the making of race and nation in Brazil
vol. 41 (3): 341-343
The Spectral Wound: sexual violence, public memories and the Bangladesh war of 1971
vol. 41 (3): 343-344
Poverty and Welfare in Guernsey 1560–2015
vol. 41 (3): 345-346
Wanting and Having: popular politics and liberal consumerism in England, 1830–70
vol. 41 (3): 346-347