Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain 1930-39: a round of cheap diversions?

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Abstract

This book examines the relationship between class and culture in 1930s Britain. Focusing on the reading and cinema-going tastes of the working classes, Robert James landmark study combines rigorous historical analysis with a close textual reading of visual and written sources to appraise the role of popular leisure in this fascinating decade. Drawing on a wealth of original research, this lively and accessible book adds immeasurably to our knowledge of working-class leisure pursuits in this contentious period. It is a key intervention in the field, providing both an imaginative approach to the subject and an abundance of new material to analyse, thus making it an undergraduate and postgraduate must-have . It will be a particularly welcome addition for anyone interested in the fields of cultural and social history, as well as film, cultural and literary studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)0719080258
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2010

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