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Title Understanding post-war British society / edited by James Obelkevich and Peter Catterall
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1994

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Description xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Understanding British society / James Obelkevich and Peter Catterall -- 1. Trends in post-war British social history / Edward Royle -- 2. Elements of demographic change in Britain since 1945 / Richard M. Smith -- 3. Political sociology 1945-92 / John Curtice -- 4. The family in post-war Britain / Chris Harris -- 5. Women in Britain since 1945: companionate marriage and the double burden / Penny Summerfield -- 6. Old age and gerontology / Anthea Tinker -- 7. Employment and industrial structure / Christopher M. Law -- 8. Non-manual labour / Rosemary Crompton -- 9. Poverty in post-war Britain / Joan C. Brown -- 10. Aspects of education in post-war Britain / Robert G. Burgess -- 11. Consumption / James Obelkevich -- 12. Food and nutrition in post-war Britain / Anne Murcott -- 13. Religion in post-war Britain: a sociological view / Grace Davie -- 14. The arts, books, media and entertainments in Britain since 1945 / Arthur Marwick
15. Gender inequalities in leisure and sport in post-war Britain / Celia Brackenridge and Diana Woodward
Summary This book critically appraises the usefulness of current theories in advancing our understanding of contemporary society, and explores British society as dynamic and developing. In the process the authors appreciate and draw our attention to the fact that society is shaped not just by social policy and structures, but by how far these shape people's life-patterns, attitudes, experience and conduct
Analysis Great Britain
Society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Author Catterall, Peter, 1961-
Obelkevich, Jim.
LC no. 94007263
ISBN 0415109396
041510940X (paperback)