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  • Illinois historian examines how emotional intimacy became politically valued in post-WWII Britain

    Diptych image of book cover and headshot of Teri Chettiar

    History professor Teri Chettiar wrote about how the intimate emotional life of families took on great political importance in post-WWII Britain, and emotional well-being was seen as a key factor for a stable democracy. Her book, “The Intimate State: How Emotional Life Became Political in Welfare-State Britain,” was published by Oxford University Press.

    Courtesy Teri Chettiar


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