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Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Gender, Class and Ethnicity

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960 by Prof Joanna Bourke
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Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to assess how the subjective identity of the 'working class' in Britain has been maintained through seventy years of radical social, cultural and economic change. She argues that class identity is essentially a social and cultural rather than an institutional or political phenomenon and therefore cannot be understood without constant reference to gender and ethnicity. Each self contained chapter consists of an essay of historical analysis, introducing students to the ways historians use evidence to understand change, as well as useful chronologies, statistics and tables, suggested topics for discussion, and selective further reading.
Taylor and Francis; January 2008
288 pages; ISBN 9781134858583
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Title: Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960
Author: Prof Joanna Bourke; Joanna Bourke