History

Twentieth-century Britain

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

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Category: History

Page: 514

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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.
History

20th Century Britain

Author: Julie-Marie Strange

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 358

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.
History

20th Century Britain

Author: Francesca Carnevali

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 170

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.
History

A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Author: Chris Wrigley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 639

This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939. Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources
Education

20th Century Britain, Economic, Cultural and Social Change

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 478

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.
Great Britain

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

Author: Robert M. Page

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 384

View: 850

This volume provides a guide to key welfare practices and developments in the public, private, voluntary and informal welfare sectors in 20th-century Britain, outlining the dominant ideas about welfare during the period in question.
History

The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain

Author: S. J. D. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 344

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

Designing Modern Britain

Author: Cheryl Buckley

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 258

View: 859

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.
History

Britain in the Twentieth Century

Author: Charles More

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 294

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.