Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

by Ross McKibbin
     
 

In this fascinating study, Ross McKibbin exposes the fundamental structures and belief systems which underpinned English society in the first half of the twentieth century.

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In this fascinating study, Ross McKibbin exposes the fundamental structures and belief systems which underpinned English society in the first half of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a brilliantly written, deeply subtle critique of social classes and cultural attitudes from the Armistice to the Festival of Britain....[McKibbin] has deconstructed the essence of a great people, with skill and an Australian's wry detachment."—The Guardian

"...a work of major importance that will have to be taken seriously by anyone concerned with the role of class in twentieth-century England."—American Historical Review

"...this very original analysis of English society during a handful of decades in the first half of the twentieth century merits attention precisely because it suggests how much can be accomplished if an effort is made to combine a consideration of changes in social class structure with cultural continuities and transformations....McKibbin's genius resides in his capacity to dwell on significant detail, to provide statistical data of every kind, at the same time offering provocative insights on the information he has garnered through a close study of many kinds of evidence."—Albion

"The detail of this book is marvelous."—British Politics Group Newsletter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198206729
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Ross McKibbin is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at St John's College, Oxford.

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