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Secrets, lies and family stories

Lomas, Clare (2010) Secrets, lies and family stories. In: BSA Auto/Biography Summer Conference: Legacies, 9-10 July 2010, Leciester. (Unpublished)

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Lomas, Clare

This paper, a work in progress, considers the impact and repercussions of family stories and items passed down from one generation to another. Utilising a personal family “archive” of objects, photographs and documents from the Wilkins family, my paternal great grandparents, it considers the context of family secrets and stories, the “keeper” of those stories, as well as reflecting on how the personal familial experience can reflect the collective. Drawing on the work of Annette Kuhn around Family Secrets (1995) and others, it questions the power of family secrets and reoccurring patterns and themes within families that along with physical items are often silently passed down amongst generations.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: biography, material culture, dress history, personal narratives
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 10 July 2010
Event Location: Leciester
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 11:54
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 11:54
Item ID: 5163
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5163

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