The Representation of Working People in Britain and France: New Perspectives

The Representation of Working People in Britain and France: New Perspectives

by Antoine Capet




It is a truism that History is about representation: but then opinions will diverge-as it should be-between what is meant by representation. Most of the chapters in this volume were first presented in November 2008 at an International Conference co-organised by the Society for the Study of Labour History and the University of Rouen. The authors-of all generations-come from Britain, France, Germany and the United States, and cover the field from the Middle Ages to the most recent developments. The friendly confrontation of points of view and cross-fertilisation which result from such undertakings can only add to our perception of the diversity of that elusive notion in History, representation-of working people in Britain and France in this particular instance. Beyond the differences in periods, places and situations, the reader will not fail however to see the bridges which recurrently link the various elements in the collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443812405
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Antoine CAPET, FRHistS, is Professor of British Studies at the University of Rouen. After submitting his Doctorat d'Etat on the British governing classes and social reform, 1931-1951 (published 1991), he continued to concentrate his research on Britain in and before the Second World War, notably on the Depression and the march to war. He was General Editor of the Revue francaise de civilisation britannique from 2003 to 2006. He has been Editor of the 'Britain since 1914' section of the Royal Historical Society Bibliography since 2001 and he sits on the International Board of Twentieth Century British History.

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