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United Kingdom? (Routledge Revivals) : Class, Race and Gender since the War,9780415661843
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United Kingdom? (Routledge Revivals) : Class, Race and Gender since the War

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415661843

ISBN10:
0415661846
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/17/2012
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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First published in 1989, United Kingdom? examines the three main divisions in British society in the post-war period: class, race and gender. During the 1980s there was an increasing concern about deep, and often bitter, divisions in British society. Events such as the miners' strike of 1984-5, the riots in Handsworth, Tottenham and Brixton, and the women's peace camp at Greenham Common all demonstrated the opposing views and cultures of the British public. However, the UK at the time was also able to show remarkable and continuing stability in other areas. This book considers to what extent the United Kingdom really was a kingdom united from the post-war period to the late 1980s. It focuses on issues of cohesion and conflict and debates the security of essential social stability.


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