9780141005270

British Society Since 1945 Fourth Edition

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    9780141005270

  • ISBN10:

    0141005270

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-29
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

High and popular culture; family, race, gender and class relations; sexual attitudes and material conditions; science and technology - the diversity of social developments in Britain from 1945 to 2002 are thoroughly explored in this new edition of aclassic text. 'Something of a tour de force... Without serious distortion or omission he moves dexterously through a wide variety of sources, ranging from poetry through film and novels to opinion polls.. it is astonishing how much he gets in' Times Educational Supplement 'An enjoyable, readable, usable achievement which leads the field' John Vincent, Sunday Times

Author Biography

Arthur Marwick was Professor of History at the Open University from 1969 to 2001.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction: 'How It Was 'What Went Wrong.?: or 'From Consensus to Divided Society and Halfway Back?' ix
Part One: Social Consensus 1945-57
1 British Journey
3(14)
2 That Topic All-Absorbing: Class
17(10)
3 The Welfare State
27(13)
4 Hearth, Home, and Street Corner
40(12)
5 The Culture of Austerity
52(21)
6 Consensus Re-examined
73(12)
Part Two: Roads to Freedom 1958-73
7 Affluence, Appliances, and Work
85(9)
8 Critiques, Boutiques, and Pop
94(19)
9 The End of Victorianism
113(11)
10 Social Structure and Social Strains
124(17)
11 False Optimism
141(10)
Part Three: The Time of Troubles 1973-82
12 Gloom on the Man-Made Island 1973-80
151(15)
13 Class, Race, and Nationalism
166(21)
14 Living Standards
187(15)
15 'Gimme a Man After Midnight'
202(11)
16 Tolerance and Confrontation
213(14)
17 The Winter of Discontent and the Summer of the Fire Bombs
227(8)
Part Four: Privatization, Polarization and IT 1982-9
18 The Processes of Change
235(8)
19 The Geography of 'Post-Industrialization': Mainland Britain and Northern Ireland
243(18)
20 The 'Enterprise Economy'
261(14)
21 Workers, Yuppies and Hooligans
275(23)
22 Social Policy and Social Life
298(18)
23 The Hallmark of a Civilization: 'An Ace Caff with Quite a Nice Museum Attached'
316(19)
Part Five: A Society at Odds with Itself 1989-97
24 Divisive Bequests: Cultural and Political
335(23)
25 Social Reform with a Sting
358(24)
26 Class, Race, Identity
382(37)
Part Six: A Faltering Return Towards Consensus? 1997-2002
27 The Odd Shape of the Nation
419(17)
28 Service with a Scowl
436(17)
29 The Pleasures and Pains of Life
453(16)
Notes on Sources and Guide to Further Reading 469(4)
Index 473

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