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Narrating the Thirties : A Decade in the Making, 1930 to the Present - John Baxendale

Narrating the Thirties

A Decade in the Making, 1930 to the Present

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Published: 18th December 1995
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In a series of case-studies, ranging widely from documentary film and the writings of J.B. Priestley to postwar historiography and Remains of the Day, this book explores the ever-changing and hotly contested narratives of Britain in the 1930s. The authors argue that images of 'the Thirties' have been a continual presence in the construction of the wartime and postwar world, and in particular in the emergent discourse of social democracy and its subsequent decline.

Acknowledgements - Introduction: A Decade Under Construction - Representing the People: the Documentary Film Movement and Mass Observation in the Thirties - In Search of the People: the Journeys of J.B. Priestley - Narratives of Empire: Journeys from the 'Centre' and 'Periphery' - 'Kept Under by a Generation of Ghosts': the War, the People and the Thirties - From the Devil's Decade to the Golden Age: the Postwar Politics of the Thirties - Pennies From Heaven: Revisiting the Thirties as Popular Culture - 'A Feeling for Tradition and Discipline': Conservatism and the Thirties in Remains of the Day - Notes - Bibliography

ISBN: 9780333622995
ISBN-10: 0333622995
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 18th December 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1