Of particular use were the oral histories of life in the Blitz compiled by the Mass Observation
Project, as well as books by Anne de Courcy, whose interviews of women in The Last Season and Debs at War were a gold mine of information.
This study of volunteerism in Britain draws on research conducted at the Third Sector Research Centre, specifically qualitative data from the Mass Observation
Archive between 1981 and 2012, plus data from other longitudinal and cross-sectional social surveys.
He was also the artist most closely involved with the beginning of the Mass Observation
movement, which was founded by, among others, a young anthropologist called Tom Harrisson.
WRITING in the Cardiff Post, a long time ago now, and under the heading "Percy's diary gives us a taste of Cardiff life", I wrote: "In 1937, Percy Bibbings, a 20-year-old hospital clerk from Cardiff, kept a diary as part of a UK-wide Mass Observation
project launched that year.
A Bio-banding B Relative ageing C Mass observation
D Bulk equality QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Where would bast, rays and cambium be found?
The degree of forensic detail to be found in his exhibition at the New Art Gallery, for being inward-and unambitious Walsall, recalls the faintly sinister work of the 1930s organisation Mass Observation
, with its obsessive interest in working-class tastes in leisure and home decor.
(31) A Mass Observation
report even sympathised with the environmental causes of poverty, speaking about poor uban mothers whose "habits and behaviour have formed themselves around a definite set of social conditions and economic needs." (32)
Chapter Three, "Dancing in Place: Folk, Mass, and Visions of Community," extends this concern by examining the English Folk Song and Dance Society and Mass Observation
, a project to create an ethnography of everyday life in Britain using a team of observers and writers.
A Mass Observation
report from the day after Churchill delivered his 'finest hour' broadcast in 1940, shows reaction to the speech was not unanimous.
The newly-commissioned film will consider the traditional role of the photographer in a world where CCTV and mass observation
have become the norm.