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English culture and the decline of the industrial spirit, 1850-1980

Author: Martin J Wiener
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., new edView all editions and formats
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"England was the world's first great industrial nation. Yet the English have never been comfortable with industrialism. Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English ambivalence to modern industrial society. His work reveals a pervasive middle- and upper-class frame of mind hostile to industrialism and economic growth. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, this frame of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Wiener
ISBN: 0521843766 9780521843768 0521604796 9780521604796
OCLC Number: 55587737
Description: xviii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Janus face of modern English culture --
Victorian society : accommodation and absorption --
A counterrevolution of values --
The "English way of life"? --
The wrong path? --
Images and politics --
The gentrification of the industrialist --
An overview and an assessment --
British retardation --
the limits of economic explanation.
Responsibility: Martin J. Wiener.
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England was the world's first great industrial nation, yet the English have never been comfortable with industrialism. Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English  Read more...

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'He offers a much more reliable ideological chart of modern Englishness than any previous cultural history, and does so coolly and persuasively.' Tom Nairn, The Guardian 'An important book, one that Read more...

 
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