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Classes, cultures, and politics : essays on British History for Ross Mckibbin /
edited by Clare V.J. Griffiths, James J. Nott and William Whyte.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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x, 320 p. ; 25 cm.
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0199579881, 9780199579884 (hbk.)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
isbn
0199579881
9780199579884 (hbk.)
abstract
Classes, Culture, and Politics investigates those fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin, one of the foremost historians of twentieth century Britain. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and explores the implications of his arguments. One of his most important achievements has been to break down the artificial barriers that existed between 'social' and 'political' history, in order to enrich the writing of both; that legacy is reflected throughout this volume.
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7608802
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A fitting tribute to a historian who has a keen eye for popular amusements and pastimes... fresh and surprising.
"All of the essays in this collection are succinct and well researched, and several contain kernels of what could be larger projects. The book thus serves as a fond tribute to the expansive influence of Ross McKibbin by featuring further developments of some of his ideas. As such, it would be of interest to anyone curious about the confluence of culture and politics in twentieth-century Britain." --Journal of British Studies
Ross McKibbin has encouraged a rich and complex approach to British history. We are all in his debt.
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This volume investigates the fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and explores the implications of his arguments.
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Classes, Culture, and Politics investigates those fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin, one of the foremost historians of twentieth century Britain. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and explores the implications of his arguments. One of his most important achievements has been to break down the artificial barriers that existed between 'social' and 'political' history, in orderto enrich the writing of both; that legacy is reflected throughout this volume.From international football to Liberal internationalism, from the hedonism of the early Labour party to the relationship between London cabbies and Thatcherism, this volume is an ambitious attempt to explore contemporary Britain, endeavouring to be as original, unsycophantic, rebarbative, and diverting as the historian whose work has inspired it.
Main Description
Classes, Culture, and Politics investigates those fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin, one of the foremost historians of twentieth century Britain. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and exploresthe implications of his arguments. One of his most important achievements has been to break down the artificial barriers that existed between 'social' and 'political' history, in order to enrich the writing of both; that legacy is reflected throughout this volume.From international football to Liberal internationalism, from the hedonism of the early Labour party to the relationship between London cabbies and Thatcherism, this volume is an ambitious attempt to explore contemporary Britain, endeavouring to be as original, unsycophantic, rebarbative, anddiverting as the historian whose work has inspired it.
Main Description
Classes, Culture, and Politicsinvestigates those fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin, one of the foremost historians of twentieth century Britain. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and explores the implications of his arguments. One of his most important achievements has been to break down the artificial barriers that existed between 'social' and 'political' history, in order to enrich the writing of both; that legacy is reflected throughout this volume. From international football to Liberal internationalism, from the hedonism of the early Labour party to the relationship between London cabbies and Thatcherism, this volume is an ambitious attempt to explore contemporary Britain, endeavouring to be as original, unsycophantic, rebarbative, and diverting as the historian whose work has inspired it.
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Classes, Culture, and Politics investigates those fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin, one of the foremost historians of twentieth century Britain. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and explores the implications of his arguments. One of his most important achievements has been to break down the artificial barriers that existed between 'social' and 'political' history, in order to enrich the writing of both; that legacy is reflected throughout this volume.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Introduction
Riss McKibbibn: A Biographical Introductionp. 2
The Guv'nor: The Place of Ross McKibbin in the Writing of British Historyp. 13
Ross McKibbin: A Bibliographyp. 50
Classes
In Pursuit of Prudence: Speculation, Risk, and Class in Victorian Britainp. 59
Britain's 'Quasi-Magical' Monarchy in the Mid-Twentieth Century?p. 70
Classes and Cultures in England after 1951: The Case of Working-Class Womenp. 85
The London Cabbie and the Rise of Essex Manp. 102
Cultures
Middle-Class Wanderers and Working-Class Professionals: The British and the Growth of World Football 1899-1954p. 121
Just William? Richmal Crompton and Conservative Fictionp. 139
The People's Orwellp. 155
Love, Romance, and the National Health Servicep. 173
Being His Own Rabbit: Geoffrey Gorer and English Culturep. 192
Politics
The Cultural Politics of Tory Socialism: The Clarion in the Labour Movement During the 1980sp. 211
'The Plague Spots of London': William Joynson-Hicks, the Conservative Party, and the Campaign against London's Nightclubs, 1924-29p. 227
Arthur Henderson: An Evolving Liberal Internationalist among Labour Little-Englandersp. 247
An Ideolgoy of Class: Neo-Liberalism and the Trade Unions, c. 1930-79p. 263
History and the Labour Partyp. 282
Reflections
Communicating Interestp. 309
Despite His Choice of Jumpersp. 307
A Bicycle Tour of Memoriesp. 309
A Chroniclep. 311
Indexp. 313
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