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 42 (1)

vol. 42 (1): 1-1
The rise of living alone and loneliness in history
vol. 42 (1): 2-28
Time, history and the making of the industrial middle class: the story of Samuel Smith
vol. 42 (1): 29-51
The ‘flood’ of 1945: regimes and repertoires of migration in the Soviet Union at war’s end
vol. 42 (1): 52-72
Youth ‘in moral danger’: (re)conceptualizing delinquency in post-Civil-War Greece
vol. 42 (1): 73-93
Star-spangled fascism: American interwar political extremism in comparative perspective
vol. 42 (1): 94-119
Empire of timber: labor unions and the Pacific Northwest forests
vol. 42 (1): 120-121
The Great Labour Unrest: rank-and-file movements and political change in the Durham coalfield
vol. 42 (1): 121-123
At The Margins: discourses of development, democracy and regionalism in Orissa
vol. 42 (1): 123-125
Rethinking Antifascism: history, memory and politics, 1922 to the present
vol. 42 (1): 125-126
Selling Under the Swastika: advertising and commercial culture in Nazi Germany
vol. 42 (1): 126-128
TV Socialism
vol. 42 (1): 128-129
Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism
vol. 42 (1): 130-131
Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s
vol. 42 (1): 131-133
Audible Empire: music, global politics, critique
vol. 42 (1): 133-135
Postal Culture in Europe, 1500–1800
vol. 42 (1): 135-136
Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England: a Northamptonshire maid’s tale
vol. 42 (1): 136-138
Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society: revisiting Tawney and Postan
vol. 42 (1): 138-140
Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660–1914
vol. 42 (1): 140-141
Crime, Regulation and Control during the Blitz: protecting the population of bombed cities
vol. 42 (1): 142-143