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Author Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Ina.

Title Austerity in Britain : rationing, controls, and consumption, 1939-1955 / Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000

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Description xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Administration. 1.1. Food Rationing and Controls, 1939-1955: General Policy. 1.2. Food Ration Levels and Dietary Trends, 1930s-1960s. 1.3. Consumer Goods Rationing and Controls, 1939-1955 -- 2. Popular Attitudes. 2.1. Food. 2.2. Clothing and Miscellaneous Consumer Goods -- 3. Women. 3.1. Housewifery. 3.2. Motherhood and Child Rearing -- 4. The Black Market. 4.1. Food. 4.2. Clothes and Clothing Coupons. 4.3. Cosmetics. 4.4. Petrol and Petrol Coupons -- 5. Party Politics. 5.1. The 1945 General Election. 5.2. The Austerity Debates, 1946-1947. 5.3. The 1950 and 1951 General Elections. 5.4. The End of Austerity and the 1955 General Election. 5.5. Electoral Trends, 1945-1955
Summary "Austerity in Britain is the first book to explore the entire episode of rationing, austerity, and fair shares from 1939 until 1955. These policies were central to the British war effort and to post war reconstruction. The book analyses the connections between government policy, consumption, gender, and party politics during and after the Second World War. The economic background to austerity, the policy's administration, and changes in consumption standards are examined. Rationing resulted in at times extensive black markets and popular attitudes to the policy ranged from wartime acquiescence to post-war discontent. Austerity in Britain qualifies the myth of common sacrifice on the home front and highlights the limitations of the fair-shares policy which failed to achieve genuine equality between classes or between men and women."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-277) and index
Subject Rationing.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Great Britain.
Rationing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Consumption (Economics) -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1946-
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1945-1964.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1918-1945.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-1964.
LC no. 00709384
ISBN 0198204531