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Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960 : Gender, Class and Ethnicity - Professor Joanna Bourke

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Gender, Class and Ethnicity

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Published: 9th December 1993
For Ages: 18 years old
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"Working Class Cultures in Britain" uniquely approaches the social history of the working class from the standpoint of the workers themselves. Integrating a variety of of historical methods, the book examines the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and nation. Using these locations, Joanna Bourke assesses how the subjective identity of the "working class"in Britain has been maintained through seventy years of radical social, cultural and economic change.
The book uses gender and ethnicity as a crucial reference point in making the argument for class identity as an social and cultural phenomenon, rather than a political or institutional product. "Working Class Cultures in Britain" provides an excellent introduction to the history and analysis of the working class in this period.

List of chronologies
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: class and povertyp. 1
Body: making love and warp. 27
Home: domestic spacesp. 62
Marketplace: public spheresp. 98
Locality: retrospective communitiesp. 136
Nation: Britishness: illusions and disillusionsp. 170
Epiloguep. 213
Notesp. 214
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 270
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ISBN: 9780415098977
ISBN-10: 0415098971
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 9th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.33 x 14.5  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1