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Cynicism in British post-war culture : ignorance, dust and disease, Kieran Curran, (electronic book ;)

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Cynicism in British post-war culture : ignorance, dust and disease
Title
Cynicism in British post-war culture
Title remainder
ignorance, dust and disease
Statement of responsibility
Kieran Curran
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first academic text to examine cynicism as a driving force in the context of post-war British culture. It maps a sensibility that transcends divisions between high and low culture, and encompasses figures such as Philip Larkin, John Lennon and Stephen Patrick Morrissey.
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UK-WkNB
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Curran, Kieran
Dewey number
306.0941
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Popular culture
  • Cynicism
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
Cynicism is a neglected subject for investigation in post-war British cultural history, perhaps due to its apparent omnipresence. Kieran Curran aims to rectify this omission by lucidly connecting together literature, music and film as common avatars of the cynic sensibility. Transcending barriers between high and low culture, Curran maps cynicism from 1950 (the end of post-war austerity) to 1987 (the year of the break-up of the Smiths), spanning a number of significant historical moments in the process: decolonisation and the erosion of the British Empire; the expansion of higher education (particularly in the wake of the Robbins Report of 1963); the radical comprehensivisation of secondary education; the dismantling of railways with a parallel valorisation of car culture; and the neo-colonial excursion of the Falklands War
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Cynicism in British post-war culture : ignorance, dust and disease, Kieran Curran, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Annus Mirabilis - Philip Larkin 2. Work Is A Curse - John Wain/Kingsley Amis/Iris Murdoch 3. Just Another Sunday Evening - John Osborne/Jazz 4. That's What I'm Not - British New Wave Cinema 5. I've Heard Of Politics, But This Is Ridiculous - TV Satire/Comedy 6. Bed Peace - John Lennon 7. Quiet Riot - Stephen Poliakoff 8. No Future/No Alternative - Punk and The Cynic Sensibility 9. Before The Moon Falls - The Fall 10. Somehow That Really Impressed Me - The Smiths Conclusion
Control code
9781137444356
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137444349
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unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Cynicism in British post-war culture : ignorance, dust and disease, Kieran Curran, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Annus Mirabilis - Philip Larkin 2. Work Is A Curse - John Wain/Kingsley Amis/Iris Murdoch 3. Just Another Sunday Evening - John Osborne/Jazz 4. That's What I'm Not - British New Wave Cinema 5. I've Heard Of Politics, But This Is Ridiculous - TV Satire/Comedy 6. Bed Peace - John Lennon 7. Quiet Riot - Stephen Poliakoff 8. No Future/No Alternative - Punk and The Cynic Sensibility 9. Before The Moon Falls - The Fall 10. Somehow That Really Impressed Me - The Smiths Conclusion
Control code
9781137444356
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137444349
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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