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Understanding Post-War British Society - Peter Catterall

Understanding Post-War British Society

By: Peter Catterall (Editor), James Obelkevich (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1994
ISBN: 9780415109406
Number Of Pages: 232

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"Understanding Post-War British Society" is a unique textbook which brings together the perspectives of a group of distinguished sociologists and social historians to understand the shaping of British society. The premise of the book is that these two approaches are complementary and mutually enriching. To understand how society operates it is necessary to explore not only its constituent structures and relationships, but how these structures emerge and why changes occur within them.
"Understanding Post-War British Society" critically appraises the usefulness of current theories in advancing our understanding of contemporary society, and explores British society as dynamic and developing. In the process the authors appreciate and draw our attention to the fact that society is shaped not just by social policy and structures, but by how far these shape people's life-patterns, attitudes, experience and conduct.
Contributors: Celia Brackenridge; Joan Brown; Robert Burgess; Rosemary Crompton; John Curtice; Grace Davie; Chris Harris; Chris Law; Arthur Marwick; Anne Murcott; Edward Royle; Richard Smith; Penny Summerfield; Anthea Tinker and Diana Woodward.

Introductionp. 1
Trends in Post-War British Social Historyp. 9
Elements of Demographic Change in Britain since 1945p. 19
Political Sociology 1945-92p. 31
The Family in Post-War Britainp. 45
Bibliographyp. 57
Women in Britain since 1945: Companionate Marriage and the Double Burdenp. 58
Suggested Further Readingp. 69
Old Age and Gerontologyp. 73
Employment and Industrial Structurep. 85
Non-Manual Labourp. 99
Poverty in Post-War Britainp. 116
Aspects of Education in Post-War Britainp. 128
Referencesp. 139
Consumptionp. 141
Referencesp. 154
Food and Nutrition in Post-War Britainp. 155
Religion in Post-War Britain: a Sociological Viewp. 165
The Arts, Books, Media and Entertainments in Britain since 1945p. 179
Gender Inequalities in Leisure and Sport in Post-War Britainp. 192
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780415109406
ISBN-10: 041510940X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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