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The Resource The political culture of the Left in affluent Britain, 1951-64 : old Labour, New Britain?, Lawrence Black, (electronic book:)

The political culture of the Left in affluent Britain, 1951-64 : old Labour, New Britain?, Lawrence Black, (electronic book:)

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The political culture of the Left in affluent Britain, 1951-64 : old Labour, New Britain?
Title
The political culture of the Left in affluent Britain, 1951-64
Title remainder
old Labour, New Britain?
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Black
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Dr Lawrence Black has explored in great depth why the left in Britain failed to address head-on the massive social change of the 1950s. Throughout he provides the reader with fascinating glimpses of how the new culture of affluence produced a series of conflicts with the left's traditional ethos. His book is a fine example of the 'new political history' which has re-invigorated labour history over the past decade.' - Stefan Berger, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Glamorgan 'If you want to understand why Labour has re-branded itself as 'New' you should read this compelling study of Old Labour...This is a timely study of what happens to a party which loses touch with the voters.' - Professor Patricia Thane, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex 'This is an innovative study that significantly extends and deepens our understanding of post-war British politics...To those who erroneously believe 'New' Labour began in 1994 this book proves that many of the debates that still obsess the Left at the start of the twenty first century can be traced back to when Britons first emerged from post-war austerity into an era of unparalleled plenty...[O]f great interest to those wishing to understand British poltics and culture in the second half of the twentieth century.' - Steven Fielding, University of Salford
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1971-
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Black, Lawrence
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA589.7
LC item number
.B55 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Contemporary history in context series
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  • Communism
  • Socialism
  • New Left
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
Summary expansion
Exploring relationships between politics, the people and social change, this book assesses the fortunes mainly of Labour, but also of the Communist Party and the New Left in postwar Britain. Using concepts like political culture, it looks at the left's articulation of 'affluence': consumerism, youth culture, America, TV, advertising and its disappointment at the people under the impact of such changes. It also examines party organization, socialist thinking and the use of new communication techniques like TV, advertising and opinion polling
Label
The political culture of the Left in affluent Britain, 1951-64 : old Labour, New Britain?, Lawrence Black, (electronic book:)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Socialist Identity in the 1950s -- Branch Life -- Socialism and Social Change I: Youth, Culture and America -- Socialism and Social Change II: TV, Consumerism and Lifestyle -- Must Labour Lose? Revisionism and the 'Affluent Worker' -- Political Communication -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230288249
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 263 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
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
Isbn
9780230288249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The political culture of the Left in affluent Britain, 1951-64 : old Labour, New Britain?, Lawrence Black, (electronic book:)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Socialist Identity in the 1950s -- Branch Life -- Socialism and Social Change I: Youth, Culture and America -- Socialism and Social Change II: TV, Consumerism and Lifestyle -- Must Labour Lose? Revisionism and the 'Affluent Worker' -- Political Communication -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230288249
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 263 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
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
Isbn
9780230288249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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