Sixties Britain: Culture, Society and Politics / Edition 1

Sixties Britain: Culture, Society and Politics / Edition 1

by Mark Donnelly
     
 

Sixties Britain provides a more nuanced and engaging history of Britain. This book analyses the main social, political, cultural and economic changes Britain undertook as well as focusing on the 'silent majority' who were just as important as the rebellious students, the residents if Soho and the icons of popular culture. Sixties Britain engages the

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Sixties Britain provides a more nuanced and engaging history of Britain. This book analyses the main social, political, cultural and economic changes Britain undertook as well as focusing on the 'silent majority' who were just as important as the rebellious students, the residents if Soho and the icons of popular culture. Sixties Britain engages the reader without losing sight of the fact that the 1960s were a vibrant, fascinating and controversial time in British History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405801102
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/25/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : reading the sixties1
1Post-war Britain, 1945-5915
2Consumerism, youth and sixties pop music28
3Anxieties, beliefs and intellectuals48
4Conservative crisis and Labour recovery, 1959-6463
5On screen77
6'Swinging London' and the 'long front of culture'91
7Labour's first term and the politics of race104
8Permissiveness and counter-culture116
9Poverty and devaluation131
101968, cultural crisis and women's liberation143
11Powellism and nationalist politics165
12Labour crisis and Conservative recovery, 1968-70180

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