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Classes and cultures : England 1918-1951

Author: Ross McKibbin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Ross McKibbin investigates the ways in which 'class culture' characterized English society, and intruded into every aspect of life, during the period from 1918 to the mid-1950s. He demonstrates the influence of social class within the mini 'cultures' which together constitute society: families and family life, friends and neighbours, the workplace, schools and colleges, religion, sexuality, sport, music, film, and

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross McKibbin
ISBN: 0198206720 9780198206729 0198208553 9780198208556
OCLC Number: 37513053
Description: x, 562 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. The Upper Class: Honour and Wealth. 1. The definition of the upper class. 2. The monarchy. 3. The peerage. 4. The upper class as Society. 5. Riches --
II. The Middle Class (I). 1. Composition and numbers. 2. The political life-cycle of the middle class, 1918-1951 --
III. The Middle Class (II). 1. Expenditure and housing. 2. Sociability and social networks. 3. The middle classes: 'traditional' and 'non-traditional'. 4. The middle classes and the working class --
IV. The Working Class (I). 1. Employment. 2. Unemployment. 3. Wages and benefits. 4. Finding jobs. 5. At work. 6. Workplace politics. 7. Out of work --
V. The Working Class (II). 1. Families. 2. Managing money.
Responsibility: Ross McKibbin.
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Taking the period from the end of World War I until the mid-1950s, Ross McKibbin investigates the ways in which "class culture" characterized English society, and intruded into every aspect of life.  Read more...


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the implications of class culture for the period have never been spelled out so throroughly. The strength of this book lies in its detailed description of how class and culture interacted. * Harold Read more...

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