British Culture: An Introduction / Edition 3

British Culture: An Introduction / Edition 3

by David P. Christopher
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Taylor & Francis


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British Culture: An Introduction / Edition 3

This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular music, sport and other fields, setting each one in a clear, historical context.

British Culture enables students of British society to understand and enjoy a fascinating range of contemporary arts through an examination of current trends, such as the influence of business and commerce, the effects of globalization and the spread of digital communications. This new edition features:

  • fully revised and updated chapters analyzing a range of key areas within British culture
  • new chapters on cyberculture, heritage and festivals
  • extracts from novels and plays.

This student-friendly edition also strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities, weblinks and suggestions for further research.

David P. Christopher's book is an engaging analysis of contemporary life and arts and, together with its companion website (, is essential reading for every student of modern Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415810852
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Formerly Associate Professor at the University of La Rioja, Dr. David Christopher is a researcher and author in Culture, Media and Language, and collaborates with universities and arts organizations worldwide.

Table of Contents

List of figures. List of tables. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Timeline. 1. The Social and Cultural Context 2. Language in Culture 3. Cyberculture 4. Newspapers, Magazines and Journalism 5. Literature 6. Theatre 7. Cinema 8. Television and Radio 9. Art and Architecture 10. Popular Music and Fashion 11. Sport 12. Heritage and Festivals. Glossary. Index.

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