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Transformation of British Life 1950-2000 : A Social History - Andrew Rosen

Transformation of British Life 1950-2000

A Social History

Paperback Published: 25th December 2003
ISBN: 9780719066122
Number Of Pages: 224

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During the second half of the twentieth century life in Britain was transformed by radical changes in standards of living, affecting housing, food and transport, as well as by major shifts in social, cultural and moral values. This book examines the remarkable extent to which a marked decline of popular support for orthodox institutions such as the monarchy, religion, marriage and trade unions resulted in a far more flexible and diverse society--a society in which women, the young, and members of ethnic minorities played increasingly important roles. It also stresses the extent to which British society has been influenced by foreign developments. Separate chapters on the impact of American culture and European institutions, as well as modern architecture and planning, all explore the ways in which British life has been profoundly affected by factors which are not normally considered by social historians.

List of figuresp. vi
List of tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Standards of living, qualities of life
In prosperous timesp. 11
Slicing the piep. 28
Orthodoxies in decline
The monarchy and the aristocracyp. 39
Religionp. 47
Marriagep. 52
The trade unionsp. 57
New opportunities, new roles
Educationp. 67
Ethnic minoritiesp. 88
Women and workp. 100
Youth and agep. 105
Redefining Britain
The new architecturep. 123
Living in the American agep. 146
The ambivalent Europeansp. 155
Conclusionp. 169
Notesp. 176
Bibliographyp. 193
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780719066122
ISBN-10: 0719066123
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th December 2003
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31

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