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British Civilization : an introduction / John S. Oakland. - Ed. 6. - London, Ne York : Routledge, 2006. - XX, 300 s. : il. ; 25 cm.
Rigorously updated and revised, "British Civilization" provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of aspects of today's Britain, including its country and people, politics and government, education, the economy, the media, arts, and religion. It includes: discussion of recent developments and topics of specific interest in British society at the moment such as GM foods, immigration, Britain's relationship with the USA and the EU, and the War on Terror new illustrations, cartoons, diagrams, graphs and tables expanded chapters a companion website.
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British Civilization : an introduction / John S. Oakland. - Ed. 3. - London, New York : Routledge, 1995. - XVI, 346 s. : il. ; 22 cm.
"British Civilization" provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of aspects of contemporary Britain, including central and local government, the economy and industry, the law, media, arts, education and religion. This third edition has been completely revised and updated. It offers: vital historical context to 1990s Britain; a new chapter on the arts, leisure and sport; a thoroughly integrated analysis of gender, class and race; insights into the opinions and beliefs of the British people; extensive coverage of Britain in Europe and the world; new and useful illustrations for discussion; and critical issues and debates sections at the end of each chapter. Stimulating and accessible, the book presents a clear overview of Britain today.
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British Civilization : an introduction / John S. Oakland. - Ed. 4. - London, New York : Routledge, 2000. - XX, 359 s. : il. ; 22 cm.
A comprehensive introduction to a range of aspects of contemporary Britain, this text includes central and local government, the economy and industry, the law, media, arts, education and religion. This fourth edition has been completely revised and updated. It offers: historical context to late 1990s Britain; a new timeline; updated coverage of the British political picture including discussion of the 1997 General Election; integrated analysis of gender, class and race; insights on the attitudes of the British people to important issues; coverage of Britain in Europe and the world; and critical issues and debates sections at the end of each chapter.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
This report focuses on British social attitudes.
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Friends in high places : who runs Britain? / Jeremy Paxman. - London ; New York : Penguin, 1991. - XVII, 370 p. ; 20 cm.
Originally published: London : M. Joseph, 1990. With rev. pref.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [352]-359) and index.
This title presents a though-provoking and engaging search for the true sources of power in Britain today. Paxman examines the pillars of the Establishment - their origin, influence and future. An unbiased journey down the corridors of power, "Friends in High Places" provides an incisive and insightful view of who really runs Britain.
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Social change in contemporary Britain / Nicholas Abercrombie, Alan Warde. - Ed.1, reprint. - Cambridge : Polity Press, 1995. - XI, 189 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
This book is a lively and up-to-date account of the major developments in British society over the last 25 years. It is an excellent teaching text and an ideal companion volume to the highly successful textbook Contemporary British Society. Consisting of nine essays by leading sociologists, Social Change in Contemporary Britain examines some of the most important changes which have occurred during the lifetime of most students today. Areas which are discussed include: the decline of manufacturing industry; changes in higher education and the effects these have had on womens' employment opportunities; the development of pop music over the past 25 years. The volume also includes chapters on the changing sexual division of labour; Thatcherism and post-Fordism; changes in household structure and dynamics; new religious movements, and crime and policing from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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British Cultural Identities / ed. Mike Storry, Peter Childs. - Ed. 3. - London, New York : Routledge, 2007. - XIX, 299 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
"In British Cultural Identities" Mike Storry and Peter Childs assess the degree to which being British impinges on the identity of the many people who live in Britain. They analyze contemporary British identity through the various and changing ways in which people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by their culture today. Using examples from contemporary and popular culture, each chapter covers one of seven intersecting themes: place and environment education, work and leisure gender, sex and the family youth culture and style class and politics ethnicity and language religion and heritage. This third edition is fully updated to include environmental concerns, devolution, the infantilization of culture, binge-drinking and reality TV, 7/7 and terrorism, and the general shift from a literate to a visual culture.
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Feminism and youth culture / Angela McRobbie. - Basingstoke : Macmillan Press Ltd, 1991. - XX, 255 s. ; 22 cm.
(Youth Questions / Philip Cohen, Angela McRobbie)
"Feminism and Youth Culture" collects together eight separate essays on female youth culture written by Angela McRobbie over a period of almost 13 years. Topics include the changing place of romance in girls' comics and magazines, the everyday culture of working class girls, the appeal of dance narratives for pre-teenage readers and viewers, teenage mothers and feminist critiques of subcultural theory.
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Sport and the British : a modern history / Richard Holt. - Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2009. - XII, [2], 396 s., [8] s. tabl. ; 22 cm.
(Oxford Studies in Social History / ed. Keith Thomas)
Bibliogr. s. [369]-386. Indeks.
The first book of its kind, this lively history of British sport since 1800 goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sports have changed, what they have meant to ordinary people, and reveals what is especially distinctive about British sport in particular. The British were innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal, sports, and in establishing a code of "fair play," which spread throughout the late Victorian Empire. They were also pioneers in popular sports and in the promotion of organized commercial spectator events, with the accompanying rise of professionalism.
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Sport and the British : a modern history / Richard Holt. - Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993. - XII, 396 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
(Oxford Studies in Social History)
Reprint. Originally published: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-386) and index.
The first book of its kind, this lively history of British sport since 1800 goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sports have changed, what they have meant to ordinary people, and reveals what is especially distinctive about British sport in particular. The British were innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal, sports, and in establishing a code of "fair play," which spread throughout the late Victorian Empire. They were also pioneers in popular sports and in the promotion of organized commercial spectator events, with the accompanying rise of professionalism.
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Edwardian England 1901-1915 : society and politics / Donald Read. - Londyn : Harrap, cop. 1992. - 288 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
The book depicts and thoroughly discusses the period of Edwardian reign.
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The Story of Sport in England / Neil Wigglesworth. - London, New York : Routledge, cop. 2007. - XII, 196 s. ; 23 cm.
(Student Sport Studies / ed. Frank Galligan, J. A. Mangan)
Index s. 187-196
This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business.
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The book offers a thorough analysis of women's role in the contemporary society ranging from domestic sphere to political involvement and career.
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(The New Oxford History of England)
Bibliogr. s. 579-600. Indeks.
In this, the firs of two self-standing volumes bringing "The New Oxford History of England" up to 1990, Brian Harrison begins in 1951 with much of the empire intact and with Britain enjoying high prestige in Europe. When the volume ends in 1970, the empire had gone, central planning was in trouble, and event the British political system had become controversial. In an unusually wide-ranging, yet impressively detailed volume, Harrison approaches the period from unfamiliar directions, focusing less on the politicians and more on the decisions the British people made largely for themselves.
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A polite and commercial people : England : 1727-1783 / Paul Langford. - Oxford : Clarendon Press, cop. 1998. - XVIII, [2], 803 s., 16 s. tabl. : il. ; 23 cm.
(The New Oxford History of England)
Bibliogr. s. 741-766. Indeks.
Conventional views of the eighteenth century emphasize its political stability, aristocratic government, stately manners, and Georgian elegance. Professor Langford, however, also brings to life a less orderly world of treasonable plots, rioting mobs, and Hogarthian vulgarity. Using the latest research, and a wealth of original sources, often generously quoted, he tells a highly readable tale of remarkable contrast and changes. Pitt, Fox and Walpole rub shoulders with Dr Johnson, Pope and Fielding. This books shows the vitality and variety of an age often seen in static terms. This was, above all, a period of rapid commercial growth and burgeoning bourgeois pretensions. Many characteristic features of eighteenth-century life were the result. They included military success and imperial expansion, political maturation and economic development, cultural confidence and polite manners. But there were also tensions and contradictions. Evangelical enthusiasm jostled with scientific rationalism, oligarchical politics with popular insubordination, entrepreneurial opulence with plebeian poverty, sentimentality with utilitarian reform. Professor Langford examines all these features and explains the way they relate to each other. He demonstrates that this was a society constantly being stretched by change, and perpetually responding to its challenge.
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Plantagenet England : 1225-1360 / Michael Prestwich. - Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010. - XXII, 638 s., [12] s. tabl. : ill. ; 25 cm.
(The New Oxford History of England)
Bibliogr. s. 587-608, indeks.
England of the Plantagenet kings was a turbulent place. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry III's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward II. By contrast, ans as relief, it also experienced the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament, and war, the stimulus for some of the change, was never far away. Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Inpedendence started in Edward I's reign, while Crécy and Poitiers were English triumphs under Edward III. Beyond politics, the structure of English society was developing, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death. Embracing politics and government, kingship, the structure of society, France, Scotland, and Wales, as welle as areas such as the environment, management of the land, and crime and punishment, Michael Prestwitch's magisterial survey casts the plantagenet past in a new and revealing light.
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Shaping the Nation : England 1360-1461 / Gerald Harriss. - Repr. - Oxford : Clarendon Press : Oxford University Press, 2008. - XXI, [1], 705 s., [8] s. tabl. : il. ; 24 cm.
(The New Oxford History of England)
Bibliogr. s. 661-670. Indeks.
The Black Death, the Peasants' Revolt, the Hundred Years War, the Wars of the Roses... a succession of dramatic social and political upheavals reshaped England in the period 1360 to 1461. In his lucid and penetrating account of this formative period, Gerald Harriss draws on the research of the last thirty years to describe late medieval society at its peak. The political narrative centres on the rule and eventual deposition of Richard II on charges of tyranny and the establishment of the House of Lancaster, which was in turn overthrown in the Wars of the Roses. Abroad, Henry V's heroic victory at Agincourt in 1415 opened the way to the English conquest and colonisation of Normandy and a projected union of England and France. Far reaching chenges occured in English society. The Black Death produced a crisis in agrarian structures, marked by the Peasant's Revolt in 1381 and the end of serfdom. A class structure emerged in landed society, with grades of knights, esquires, gentlemen and yeomen linked to the nobility through patronage and service. The marked individualism of this society was accompanied by a growing sense of national identity. Literature expressed an assertive patriotism, facilitated by the spread of London english as a standard language, while a spate of church building developed perpendicular as a distinctive national style. the increasing participation of the laity in the Church stimulated new forms of Catholic devotion and prompted the emergence of the proto-Protestantism of John Wyclif and the Lollards. Through a close examination of these aspects of late medieval England, Gerald Harriss traces its transformation from a feudal into a national society.
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Nineteenth- century Britain / Jeremy Black, Donald M. MacRaild. - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, cop. 2003. - XXIII, 349 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
(Palgrave Foundations)
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The nineetenth century was a period of striking developments, and subject to a great pressure of change. This process of change is the primary focus of the book. Organised into a series of thematic chapters, Black and MacRaild's wide-ranging text offers the reader an analysis of numerous spheres of human history: politics, empire and warfare; economy, society and population; religion and culture. The book also offers considered treatment of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with a truly British (as opposed to English) perspective maintained throughout. With numerous illustrations, helpful explanatory tables, boxes and textual inserts, as well as a list of further reading with each chapter, "Ninteetenth Century Britain" is an excellent introductory text book for students of this most vital period in British history.
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