Looking at Class: Film, Television and the Working Class in Britain

Looking at Class: Film, Television and the Working Class in Britain

by Sheila Rowbotham, Huw Beynon
     
 
Television and film not only entertain and reflect social change, they may also participate and influence these changes-the recent success of The Full Monty and Billy Elliot- show popular British comedy based on such painful social transformations.

Looking at Class brings together film and television practitioners with academic students of cultural and

Overview

Television and film not only entertain and reflect social change, they may also participate and influence these changes-the recent success of The Full Monty and Billy Elliot- show popular British comedy based on such painful social transformations.

Looking at Class brings together film and television practitioners with academic students of cultural and economic change to examine the media representation of the British working class in the twentieth century-a time of decline for the manual working class when a complex service-based economy emerged. The book covers a large range of genres from documentaries to soaps and shows that complex cultural transitions can be communicated clearly in prose as well as in screen drama.

Author Biography: Sheila Rowbotham is the author of the widely acclaimed A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States and Promise of a Dream. Huw Beynon is Director of the School of Social Science at Cardiff University. His books include Working For Ford and for Rivers Oram Masters and Servants and Digging Up Trouble.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854891211
Publisher:
Pandora Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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