Twentieth-century Britain

Economic, Social, and Cultural Change
Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
Category: History
Page: 514
View: 6930
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

Author: Julie-Marie Strange,Francesca Carnevali
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582772878
Category: History
Page: 388
View: 3319
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

Economic, Cultural and Social Change
Author: Francesca Carnevali,Julie Marie Strange
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317868366
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 7393
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

Author: Charles More
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317867777
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 8153
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?

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
View: 3216
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.

Geschichte Grossbritanniens im 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Franz-Josef Brüggemeier
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406601606
Category: Great Britain
Page: 463
View: 7584

Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

zur Soziologie des Wohlfahrtsstaates
Author: Thomas Humphrey Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593346601
Page: 202
View: 4898

20th Century Britain, Economic, Cultural and Social Change

World history, Europe
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467235814
Category: Education
Page: 72
View: 9038
Facts101 is your complete guide to 20th Century Britain, Economic, Cultural and Social Change. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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
View: 6576
An innovative collection of essays on state involvement in British life - past, present and future.

Designing Modern Britain

Author: Cheryl Buckley
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894716
Category: Design
Page: 258
View: 6629
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.

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

Author: Dr. Ian Jones
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0861933176
Category: History
Page: 225
View: 4988
An examination of how religious identity changed in twentieth-century England, using Birmingham as a case-study to illuminate wider trends.

Identifying the English

A History of Personal Identification 1500 to the Present
Author: Edward Higgs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441138013
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 4779
Personal identification is very much a live political issue in Britain and this book looks at why this is the case, and why, paradoxically, the theft of identity has become ever more common as the means of identification have multiplied. Identifying the English looks not only at how criminals have been identified - branding, fingerprinting, DNA - but also at the identification of the individual with seals and signatures, of the citizen by means of passports and ID cards, and of the corpse. Beginning his history in the medieval period, Edward Higgs reveals how it was not the Industrial Revolution that brought the most radical changes in identification techniques, as many have assumed, but rather the changing nature of the State and commerce, and their relationship with citizens and customers. In the twentieth century the very different historical techniques have converged on the holding of information on databases, and increasingly on biometrics, and the multiplication of these external databases outside the control of individuals has continued to undermine personal identity security.

Getting By

Estates, class and culture in austerity Britain
Author: Mckenzie, Lisa
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447311299
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 6074
While the 1% rule, poor neighbourhoods have become the subject of public concern and media scorn, blamed for society's ills. This unique book redresses the balance. Lisa Mckenzie lived on the St Ann’s estate in Nottingham for more than 20 years. Her ‘insider’ status enables us to hear the stories of its residents, often wary of outsiders. St Ann's has been stigmatised as a place where gangs, guns, drugs, single mothers and those unwilling or unable to make something of their lives reside. Yet in this same community we find strong, resourceful, ambitious people who are 'getting by', often with humour and despite facing brutal austerity.

German Migrants in Post-War Britain

An Enemy Embrace
Author: Dr Inge Weber-Newth,Johannes-Dieter Steinert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135766312
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 676
Both timely and topical, with 2005 marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this unique book examines the little-known and under-researched area of German migration to Britain in the immediate post-war era. Authors Weber-Newth and Steinert analyze the political framework of post-war immigration and immigrant policy, and the complex decision-making processes that led to large-scale labour migration from the continent. They consider: * identity, perception of self and others, stereotypes and prejudice * how migrants dealt with language and intercultural issues * migrants' attitudes towards national socialist and contemporary Germany * migrants' motivation for leaving Germany * migrants' initial experiences and their reception in Britain after the war, as recalled after 50 years in the host country, compared to their original expectations. Based on rich British and German governmental and non-governmental archive sources, contemporary newspaper articles and nearly eighty biographically–oriented interviews with German migrants, this outstanding volume, a must-read for students and scholars in the fields of social history, sociology and migration studies, expertly encompasses political as well as social-historical questions and engages with the social, economic and cultural situation of German immigrants to Britain from a life-historical perspective.

Labour and love

Author: Johannes-Dieter Steinert,Inge Weber-Newth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783929979558
Category: Germans
Page: 320
View: 9845


Author: David Chaney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134817355
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 1252
In the modern world our lifestyle helps to define our attitudes and values as well as show our wealth and social position. This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyle offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. Lifestyles explores * how we should classify lifestyles * why they have become more important * what precisely constitutes a lifestyle. By reviewing a wide range of published material, introducing central themes in the sociology of modern life, examining distinctive styles in social theory and offering its own original contribution to current debates, Lifestyles provides students with a much needed overview of this often misused term.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 378
View: 4964

The Rest is Noise

Das 20. Jahrhundert hören
Author: Alex Ross
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492965326
Category: Music
Page: 704
View: 1963
Eine glänzende Erzählung lässt uns die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts über seine Musik neu erleben. Alex Ross, Kritiker des »New Yorker«, bringt uns aus dem Wien und Graz am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs ins Paris und Berlin der Goldenen Zwanzigerjahre, aus Hitler-Deutschland über Russland ins Amerika der Sechziger- und Siebzigerjahre. Er führt uns durch ein labyrinthisches Reich, von Jean Sibelius bis Lou Reed, von Gustav Mahler bis Björk. Und wir folgen dem Aufstieg der Massenkultur wie der Politik der Massen, den dramatischen Veränderungen durch neue Techniken genauso wie den Kriegen, Experimenten, Revolutionen und Aufständen der zurückliegenden 100 Jahre. »Eine unwiderstehliche Einladung, sich mit den großen Themen des 20. Jahrhunderts zu beschäftigen.« Fritz Stern

Governing Post-War Britain

The Paradoxes of Progress, 1951-1973
Author: Glen O'Hara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230361277
Category: History
Page: 309
View: 7268
Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.

Women in Twentieth-Century Britain

Social, Cultural and Political Change
Author: Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131787692X
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 5889
Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some examples. At the same time, women are under-represented in many areas, are paid significantly less than men, continue to experience domestic violence and to bear the larger part of the burden in the domestic division of labour. Women in 2000 may have many more choices and opportunities than they had a hundred years ago, but genuine equality between men and women remains elusive. This unique, illustrated history discusses a wide range of topics organised into four parts: the life course - the experience of girlhood, marriage and the ageing process; the nature of women's work, both paid and unpaid; consumption, culture and transgression; and citizenship and the state.