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Sean's teaching interests include working class family and community, oral history, gender history, consumerism, and the social history of modern Britain.
Sean's work on the history of the car was part of the shift in British social history away from the study of production towards the analysis of consumption and consumers. His more recent projects have continued this interest. These have analyzed the origins of men's consumer magazines, the social and business history of mail order catalogues, the history of working class experiences of consumer credit and debt, and the origins and history of `joyriding.' His research has been supported by grants from the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust (twice), and the AHRC. Sean's most recently published monograph (for Oxford University Press) investigated working class experiences of credit and debt in the UK since 1880. He is currently writing a study which takes this research into a new direction, pursuing the politics of consumer credit between the 1930s and 1990s.
Dr Sean O'Connell teaches on the following programmes / modules:
|HIS3012||Working Class communities in tthe UK 1900-1970|
|HIS2019||The Making of Modern Britain|
|HIS2018||The Making of Contemporary Britain|
Research output: Research › Book
Research output: Research › Other contribution
Research output: Research › Chapter
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.8 SJR 0.27 SNIP 0.505
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.06 SJR 0.127 SNIP 0.292
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-6986
University of Chicago
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.55 SJR 0.374 SNIP 1.229
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-0289
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.57 SJR 1.21 SNIP 1.821
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication peer-review
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Activity: Talk or presentation › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities