1921-6653 Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters series (print)
1921-6661 Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters series (electronic)
Series Editor(s): Janice Dickin
Our Lives aims at both student and general readership. Today’s students, living in a world of blogs, understand that there is much to be learned from the everyday lives of everyday people. Our Lives seeks to make available previously unheard voices from the past and present. Social history in general contests the construction of history as the story of elites and the act of making available the lives of everyday people, as seen by themselves, subverts even further the contentions of social historiography. At the same time, Our Lives aims to make available books that are good reads. General readers are guaranteed quality, provided with introductions that they can use to contextualize material and are given a glimpse of other works they might want to look at. It is not usual for university presses to provide this type of primary material. Athabasca considers provision of this sort of material as important to its role as Canada’s Open University.