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Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions? (Studies in Popular Culture)

James, Robert

ISBN 10: 0719095522 / ISBN 13: 9780719095528
Published by Manchester University Press, 2014
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Title: Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in ...

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition:Good

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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.

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Robert James is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Social History at the University of Portsmouth

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