Translating Labor History for Television

Pamela Cox

Resumo


This article considers the challenges and advantages of translating academic historical research into popular television formats. It traces key moments in the development of televised history programmes in Britain from the 1950s to the present and explores the impact of two signiicant recent shifts: the fragmentation of traditional academic expertise; and the empowerment of audiences. The article moves on to discuss how these and other shifts helped to shape the making of two major BBC history series on women’s labor, both presented and co-written by the author (Servants, 2012 and Shopgirls, 2014). This article is adapted from a keynote address by the author to the Worlds of Labor conference in Porto Alegre in 2018.

 


Palavras-chave


Public History; Labor History; Gender; Television; Empathy

Texto completo:

PDF/A (English) PDF/A

Referências


BAUMAN, Z. Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2001.

BEARD, M. Women and Power: A Manifesto. Londres: Proile Books, 2017.

BELL, E. “Television and memory: history programming and contemporary identities”. Image and Narrative. 12:2, 2011.

BELL, E. “‘No one wants to be lectured at by a woman’: Women and history on TV”. Women’s History Magazine, 4-12, 2008.

CAUVIN, T. Public History: A Textbook of Practice. Londres: Routledge, 2016.

CONDE, C. M. Le travail domestique au Brésil. Une étude à la lumière de la Convention n° 189 et de la Recommandation n° 201 de l’OIT. Mémoire présenté à la Faculté de Droit en vue de l’obtention du grade de maîtrise en Droit international, Université de Montréal, 2015.

COX, P. “Garotas de loja, história social e teoria social”. Revista Brasileira de História, São Paulo, v. 37, n. 75, p. 243-271, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-93472017v37n75-11.

COX, P.; HOBLEY, A. Shopgirls - The True Story of Life Behind the Counter. Londres: Hutchinson, 2014.

DAVIDOFF, L. Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Class and Gender. Nova York: Routledge, 1995.

DAVIDOFF, L. and HALL, C. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class. Londres: Hutchinson, 1987.

DELAP, L. Knowing their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

DORCADIE, M. “The precarious status of domestic workers in Brazil”. https://www.equaltimes.org/.

Economist. Maid in Brazil: Domestic Workers in Brazil. https://www.economist.com/americas-view/2014/06/23/ maid-in-brazil, acesso em 23 de junho de 2014.

FLEMING, N. C. “Review of ‘Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture’”. DE

GROOT, De Jerome. Twentieth Century British History, 20:2, 2009.

GROOT, De Jerome. Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture. Londres: Routledge, 2008.

GARDNER, J.B.; HAMILTON, P. The Oxford Handbook of Public History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

GLUCKSMANN, M. “Why ‘Work’? Gender and the ‘Total Social Organisation of Labour’”. Gender, Work and Organization. 2:2, 63-75, 1995.

GRAY, A.; BELL, E. History on Television. Londres: Routledge, 2013.

HOCHSCHILD, A.R. The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

HARTMANN, H. “The unhappy marriage of Marxism and feminism: towards a more progressive union”. In: SARGENT, L. (org.). Women and revolution: a discussion of the unhappy marriage of Marxism and Feminism. Boston: South End Press, 1981, p. 1-42.

HORN, P. The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Servant. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1990.

IGNATIEFF, M. “Is nothing sacred? The ethics of television”. Daedalus 114:4, 57-78, 1985.

HOOKS, B. Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black. Boston: South End, 1989.

HUNT, T. “Reality, Identity and Empathy: The Changing Face of Social History Television”. Journal of Social History. 39:3, 843-858, 2006.

LIGHT, A. Mrs Woolf and the Servants: The Hidden Heart of Domestic Service. Londres: Penguin, 2007.

OAKLEY, A. The sociology of housework. Nova York: Basil Blackwell, 1974.

ROPER, M. “Oral History”. In: BRIVATI, B. Brivati; BUXTON, J.; SELDON, A. (Orgs.), The Contemporary History Handbook (orgs.), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996.

ROPER, M. “Private Lives, Public History”. Australian Historical Studies. 48 (2), 310-311, 2017.

SAMUEL, R. Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture, Volume 1. Londres: Verso, 1996.

SAMUEL, R. Island Stories: Unravelling Britain. Theatres of Memory: Volume 2. Londres: Verso, 1999.

SONTAG, S. Regarding the Pain of Others. Nova York: Farrr, Straus e Giroux, 2003.

STEEDMAN, C. Labours Lost: Domestic Service and the Making of Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

TOSH, J. Why History Matters. Londres: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

THOMPSON, T. Edwardian Childhoods. Londres: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981.

THOMPSON, P. The Voice of the Past: Oral History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.

THOMPSON, P. The Edwardians: the remaking of British society. Londres: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975.

THOMPSON, P.; BORNAT, J. The Voice of the Past: Oral History. 4 ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/1984-9222.2018v10n19p17

Directory of Open Access Journals

 

 

Home

 

 LATINDEX


 

 

 

 

 

 

capes