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Sixties Britain: Culture, Society and Politics / Edition 1

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Overview

"Sixties Britain explores the real sixties, providing a detailed discussion ranging across pop, politics, postmodernism, fashion, feminism, foreign policy and much else besides, to show why it was a decade of such dramatic change, if not for the reasons usually cited." Steering away from the ideologically charged accounts of sixties Britain, Donnelly neither romanticises nor demonises this most controversial of decades. He revisits assumptions about the sixties and presents a more nuanced and engaging history of Britain during this time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405801102
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Donnelly is Reader for History at St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill. His many books include 'Britain and the Second World War (1999).

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Table of Contents

Introduction : reading the sixties 1
1 Post-war Britain, 1945-59 15
2 Consumerism, youth and sixties pop music 28
3 Anxieties, beliefs and intellectuals 48
4 Conservative crisis and Labour recovery, 1959-64 63
5 On screen 77
6 'Swinging London' and the 'long front of culture' 91
7 Labour's first term and the politics of race 104
8 Permissiveness and counter-culture 116
9 Poverty and devaluation 131
10 1968, cultural crisis and women's liberation 143
11 Powellism and nationalist politics 165
12 Labour crisis and Conservative recovery, 1968-70 180
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