British culture and society in the 1970s: the lost decade

Laurel Forster (Editor), Sue Harper (Editor)

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    This collection of essays highlights the variety of 1970s culture, and shows how it responded to the transformations that were taking place in that most elusive of decades. The 1970s was a period of extraordinary change on the social, sexual and political fronts. Moreover, the culture of the period was revolutionary in a number of ways; it was sometimes florid, innovatory, risk-taking and occasionally awkward and inconsistent. The essays collected here reflect this diversity and analyse many cultural forms of the 1970s. The book includes articles on literature, politics, drama, architecture, film, television, youth cultures, interior design, journalism, and contercultural “happenings”. Its coverage ranges across phenomena as diverse as the Wombles and Woman’s Own. The volume offers an interdisciplinary account of a fascinating period in British cultural history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Number of pages310
    ISBN (Print)9781443817349
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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