Whites writing whiteness dataset



Linked databases of research records of primary documents in named archive collections. Some 30 major collections have been worked on, producing a dataset of over 47,000 records of letters in family and related collections, with the dataset consisting of these 30 interrelated databases. A purpose-designed Virtual Research Environment (VRE) manages the epistolary data and provides tools to assist its analysis. Research questions include: In what ways was whiteness and its ‘others’ re/configured over time? How did people represent such things over time in their letter writing? What resistances and accommodations occurred in different areas of the country and from what people and networks? An important meta-concern is, how can long-term social change best be investigated and what are the problems and possibilities of letter writing in this. In addition to scholarly publications arising from the WWW research, the complete dataset with an extensive editorial apparatus is provided for secondary analysis purposes, published through HRI Online at the University of Sheffield, the U.K.'s leading publisher of primary research materials in the humanities and social sciences (see Related Resources).
Date made available6 Jun 2017
PublisherUK Data Service
Date of data production1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2016

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