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Mass-Observation and everyday life : culture, history, theory

Author: Nick Hubble
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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Mass-Observation was founded in 1937 & played a major role in the formation of Britain's idea of itself during the middle decades of the 20th century. This study explores the influence of social research on the development of policy & mass democracy.
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Hubble, Nick, 1965-
Mass-Observation and everyday life.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2005048470
(OCoLC)60515297
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Hubble
ISBN: 9780230503144 0230503144 1349517941 9781349517947
OCLC Number: 68815400
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
Contents: List of Abbreviations --
Acknowlegdements --
Defining Mass-Observation --
A Brief History of Mass-Observation --
Everyday Life and Social Transformation --
Everyday Life in the Long Twentieth Century --
Social Surveys: From Booth's Life and Labour of the London Poor to Kracauer's Die Angestellten and the Lynd's Middeltown --
Cambridge Experiment --
Letter to Oxford --
British Social Anthropology --
Popular Poetry and the 'Thirties' --
Profane Illumination and New Objectivity; English Surrealism and British Democracy --
Empson's Imaginary Solution --
The Formation of Mass-Observation --
Coronation Pastoral --
First Year's Work --
First Year's Reception --
The Munich Crisis --
The Lambeth Walk --
Active Leadership and the Civilian Army --
The Ministry of Everyday --
Co-operating with the Tax Collector --
Politics, Pubs, Penguins --
Society in the Mind --
Resumption of the People's War --
Conclusion: Mass-Observation Reassessed --
Bibliography and Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Nick Hubble.
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