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Twentieth-century Britain

Twentieth-century Britain

Economic, Social, and Cultural Change

  • Author: Paul Johnson
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 514
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Social conditions and expectations have significantly improved for the majority of British citizens since 1900; similarly, economic performance today compares favourably with our past (though less so with our European competitors). Yet we are burdened with a sense of failure and uncertainty, convinced that society has become more violent and less cohesive, that the economic situation has deteriorated, and that the quality of national life is in decline. What justification is there for this pervasive view? An impressive team of contributors (assembled in association with the Economic History Society) examines the historical record to provide objective answers in this vigorous and searching introduction - designed for students, teachers and general readers - to the economic, social and cultural development of Britain this century.

20th Century Britain

20th Century Britain

  • Author: Julie-Marie Strange,Francesca Carnevali
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780582772878
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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Aimed at undergraduate history students, this text presents a study of the 20th century, dealing with the economic, social and cultural change of the period.

20th Century Britain

20th Century Britain

Economic, Cultural and Social Change

  • Author: Francesca Carnevali,Julie Marie Strange
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317868366
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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Written by leading international scholars, Twentieth Century Britain investigates key moments, themes and identities in the past century. Engaging with cutting-edge research and debate, the essays in the volume combine discussion of the major issues currently preoccupying historians of the twentieth century with clear guidance on new directions in the theories and methodologies of modern British social, cultural and economic history. Divided into three, the first section of the book addresses key concepts historians use to think about the century, notably, class, gender and national identity. Organised chronologically, the book then explores topical thematic issues, such as multicultural Britain, religion and citizenship. Representing changes in the field, some chapters represent more recent fields of historical inquiry, such as modernity and sexuality.

Britain in the Twentieth Century

Britain in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Charles More
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317867777
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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In a century of rapid social change, the British people have experienced two world wars, the growth of the welfare state and the loss of Empire. Charles More looks at these and other issues in a comprehensive study of Britain’s political, economic and social history throughout the twentieth century. This accessible new book also engages with topical questions such as the impact of the Labour party and the role of patriotism in British identity.

Vain Games of No Value?

Vain Games of No Value?

A Social History of Association Football in Britain During Its First Long Century

  • Author: Terry Morris
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1504998529
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 742
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It should be unthinkable to write the social history of Britain from the late nineteenth century onwards without reference to association football. Yet by the time that the Football Association celebrated its centenary year in 1963, no serious academic analysis had been undertaken of the sport and of the various channels by which it had developed in different parts of the country. By the time that historians began to tackle that task, its complexity and diversity were such that it could only be undertaken in installments. Studies emerged that focused upon individual clubs and specific regions or which were limited to narrow time scales. No work examined the long century from the 1860s to the 1970s in full. This book analyses the growth of British football in all its aspectsthe developments of the football crowd, the status of the professional player, womens football, the difficult survival of amateurism, to mention but a few. It also highlights the factors that contributed to diverse developmental paths in different parts of the country. The author has used the widest range of source materials to achieve a broader overview of the games history than has previously been attempted.

A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain

A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain

  • Author: Chris Wrigley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470998814
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939. Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Robert M. Page,Richard Silburn
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349273988
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 384
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This volume provides a guide to key welfare practices and developments in the public, private, voluntary and informal welfare sectors in 20th-century Britain, outlining the dominant ideas about welfare during the period in question.

The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain

The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain

  • Author: S. J. D. Green,R. C. Whiting
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521522229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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An innovative collection of essays on state involvement in British life - past, present and future.

The Local Church and Generational Change in Birmingham, 1945-2000

The Local Church and Generational Change in Birmingham, 1945-2000

  • Author: Dr. Ian Jones
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 0861933176
  • Category: History
  • Page: 225
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An examination of how religious identity changed in twentieth-century England, using Birmingham as a case-study to illuminate wider trends.

Designing Modern Britain

Designing Modern Britain

  • Author: Cheryl Buckley
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861894716
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 258
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British culture is marked by indelible icons—red double-decker buses, large oak wardrobes, and the compact sleekness of the Mini. But British industrial and product design have long lived in the shadows of architecture and fashion. Cheryl Buckley here delves into the history of British design culture, and in doing so uniquely tracks the evolution of the British national identity. Designing Modern Britain demonstrates how interior design, ceramics, textiles, and furniture craft of the twentieth century contain numerous hallmark examples of British design. The book explores topics connected to the British design aesthetic, including the spread of international modernism, the eco-conscious designs of the 1980s and 1990s, and the influence of celebrity product designers and their labels. Buckley also investigates popular nostalgia in recent times, considering how museum and gallery exhibitions have been instrumental in reimagining Britain’s past and how the heritage industry has fueled a growing trend among designers of employing images of British culture in their work. A thoughtful look at the aesthetic heritage of a nation that has left its footprint around the globe, Designing Modern Britain will be a valuable text for students and professionals in design.