Affluence And Authority

Affluence And Authority

by John Benson
     
 

The turn of the millennium generated a spate of reflections on the state of the nation and the ways in which life in Britain had changed during the course of the twentieth century. Affluence and Authority contributes to this debate by providing a wide-ranging, well-informed and accessible interpretation of British social history during a hundred years of profound,

Overview

The turn of the millennium generated a spate of reflections on the state of the nation and the ways in which life in Britain had changed during the course of the twentieth century. Affluence and Authority contributes to this debate by providing a wide-ranging, well-informed and accessible interpretation of British social history during a hundred years of profound, and almost certainly unprecedented, economic, political, cultural, demographic and ideological change.

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“A major achievement...Offers an original and up-to-date history of twentieth-century Britain, as well as the conventional forces of greater prosperity and better health...Highlights the less obvious factors which have defined people's lives: the state, the influence of religion, education, the media, work, as well as the place of class and national allegiances in an increasingly fluid and multicultural Britain. He gives a genuine social history for the twenty-first century.” —John Stevenson, Reader in Modern History and Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford
John Stevenson

A major achievement...Offers an original and up-to-date history of twentieth-century Britain, as well as the conventional forces of greater prosperity and better health...Highlights the less obvious factors which have defined people's lives: the state, the influence of religion, education, the media, work, as well as the place of class and national allegiances in an increasingly fluid and multicultural Britain. He gives a genuine social history for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340763674
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

John Benson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wolverhampton

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