Sixties Britain

Culture, Society and Politics

Author: Mark Donnelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866630

Category: History

Page: 264

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Sixties Britain provides a more nuanced and engaging history of Britain. This book analyses the main social, political, cultural and economic changes Britain undertook as well as focusing on the 'silent majority' who were just as important as the rebellious students, the residents if Soho and the icons of popular culture. Sixties Britain engages the reader without losing sight of the fact that the 1960s were a vibrant, fascinating and controversial time in British History.

British Student Activism in the Long Sixties

Author: Hoefferle Caroline,Caroline Hoefferle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589381X

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 6649

Based on empirical evidence derived from university and national archives across the country and interviews with participants, British Student Activism in the Long Sixties reconstructs the world of university students in the 1960s and 1970s. Student accounts are placed within the context of a wide variety of primary and secondary sources from across Britain and the world, making this project the first book-length history of the British student movement to employ literary and theoretical frameworks which differentiate it from most other histories of student activism to date. Globalization, especially of mass communications, made British students aware of global problems such as the threat of nuclear weapons, the Vietnam War, racism, sexism and injustice. British students applied these global ideas to their own unique circumstances, using their intellectual traditions and political theories which resulted in unique outcomes. British student activists effectively gained support from students, staff, and workers for their struggle for student's rights to unionize, freely assemble and speak, and participate in university decision-making. Their campaigns effectively raised public awareness of these issues and contributed to significant national decisions in many considerable areas.

The Politics of Expertise

How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain

Author: Matthew Hilton,James McKay,Jean-François Mouhot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691878

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 1903

Offers a challenging new interpretation of politics in contemporary Britain through an examination of non-governmental organisations. Demonstrate how politics and political activism has changed over the last half century.

The permissive society and its enemies

sixties British culture

Author: Marcus Collins

Publisher: Rivers Oram Press

ISBN: 9781854891464

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 4787

Deconstructing the myth of Britain's “swinging sixties,” this collection of essays examines the revolution of cultural permissiveness in postwar Britain and how societal debates over drug use, pornography, and women's rights of this period have influenced current thinking. Britain's period of nebulous social change is analyzed by defining permissiveness, locating the movement's origins, identifying its proponents and opponents, and assessing long-term consequences. Discussions of ludic liberalism, lesbian politics, beatnik ideology, and the rise of the moral crusader highlight the developing subcultures of Britain's society.


A Dickensian Musical

Author: Marc Napolitano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190207302

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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When the show was first produced in 1960, at a time when transatlantic musical theatre was dominated by American productions, Oliver! already stood out for its overt Englishness. But in writing Oliver!, librettist and composer Lionel Bart had to reconcile the Englishness of his Dickensian source with the American qualities of the integrated book musical. To do so, he turned to the musical traditions that had defined his upbringing: English music hall, Cockney street singing, and East End Yiddish theatre. This book reconstructs the complicated biography of Bart's play, from its early inception as a pop musical inspired by a marketable image, through its evolution into a sincere Dickensian adaptation that would push English musical theatre to new dramatic heights. The book also addresses Oliver!'s phenomenal reception in its homeland, where audiences responded to the musical's Englishness with a nationalistic fervor. The musical, which has more than fulfilled its promise as one of the most popular English musicals of all time, remains one of the country's most significant shows. Author Marc Napolitano shows how Oliver!'s popularity has ultimately exerted a significant influence on two separate cultural trends. Firstly, Bart's adaptation forever impacted the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist; to this day, the general perception of the story and the innumerable allusions to the novel in popular media are colored heavily by the sights, scenes, sounds, and songs from the musical, and virtually every major adaptation of from the 1970s on has responded to Bart's work in some way. Secondly, Oliver! helped to move the English musical forward by establishing a post-war English musical tradition that would eventually pave the way for the global dominance of the West End musical in the 1980s. As such, Napolitano's book promises to be an important book for students and scholars in musical theatre studies as well as to general readers interested in the megamusical.

Doing History

Author: Mark Donnelly,Claire Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136656944

Category: Education

Page: 256

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History as an academic discipline has dramatically changed over the last few decades and has become much more exciting and varied as a result of ideas from other disciplines, the influence of postmodernism and historians' incorporation of their own theoretical reflections into their work. The way history is studied at university level can vary greatly from history at school or as represented in the media and Doing History bridges that gap. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of history this is the ideal introduction to studying history as an academic subject at university. Doing History presents the ideas and debates that shape how we do history today, covering arguments about the nature of historical knowledge and the function of historical writing, whether we can really ever know what happened in the past, what sources historians depend on, and whether historians’ versions of history have more value than popular histories. This practical and accessible introduction to the discipline introduces students to these key discussions, familiarises them with the important terms and issues, equips them with the necessary vocabulary and encourages them to think about, and engage with, these questions. Clearly structured and accessibly written, it is an essential volume for all students embarking on the study of history.

1968 in Europe

A History of Protest and Activism, 1956–1977

Author: M. Klimke,J. Scharloth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230611907

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 562

A concise reference for researchers on the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this book covers the history of the various national protest movements, the transnational aspects of these movements, and the common narratives and cultures of memory surrounding them.

Youth culture in modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970

from ivory tower to global movement - a new history

Author: David Fowler

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333599211

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 9123

This book traces the history of youth culture from its origins among the student communities of inter-war Britain to the more familiar world of youth communities and pop culture. Grounded in extensive original research, it explores the individuals, institutions and ideas that have shaped youth culture over much of the twentieth century.

Der Prophet

Author: Khalil Gibran

Publisher: Verlag Hans Schiler

ISBN: 9783899300840


Page: 77

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Das wichtigste Werk der arabischen Literatur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts in völlig neuer Übersetzung aus dem englischen Original.

Wo "1968" liegt

Reform und Revolte in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik

Author: Christina von Hodenberg,Detlef Siegfried

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525362945

Category: Germany

Page: 205

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"We are the mods"

a transnational history of a youth subculture

Author: Christine Jacqueline Feldman

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 2754

Drawing on archival research, oral history interviews, and participant observation, this examination of the adoption and adaptation of Mod style across geographic space also maps its various interpretations over time, from the early 1960s to the present. The book traces the Mod youth culture from its genesis in the dimly lit clubs of London's Soho, where it began as a way for young people to reconfigure modernity after the chaos of World War II, to its contemporary, country-specific expressions. By examining Mod culture in the United States, Germany, and Japan alongside the United Kingdom, «We Are the Mods contrasts the postwar development of Mod in those countries that lost the war with those that won. The book illuminates the culture's fashion, music, iconography, and gender aesthetics, to create a compelling portrait of a transnational subculture.

The Sixties

Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, c.1958-c.1974

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448205425

Category: History

Page: 810

View: 9357

If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, acting as the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes and convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of this tumultuous decade. Framing the sixties as a period stretching from 1958 to 1974, Arthur Marwick argues that this long decade ushered in nothing less than a cultural revolution – one that raged most clearly in the United States, Britain, France, and Italy. Marwick recaptures the events and movements that shaped life as we know it: the rise of a youth subculture across the West; the sit-ins and marches of the civil rights movement; Britain's surprising rise to leadership in fashion and music; the emerging storm over Vietnam; the Paris student uprising of 1968; the growing force of feminism, and much more. For some, it was a golden age of liberation and political progress; for others, an era in which depravity was celebrated, and the secure moral and social framework subverted. The sixties was no short-term era of ecstasy and excess. On the contrary, the decade set the cultural and social agenda for the rest of the century, and left deep divisions still felt today.

Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Author: Angela Bartie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670319

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8840

'The Edinburgh Festival' - and the Fringe that it inspired - has been the hub for numerous 'culture wars' since its inception in 1947. This book is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza, examining a moving stage of debate on such issues as the place of culture in society, the practice and significance of the arts, censorship, the role of organised religion, and the meanings of morality. From the beginning, the Edinburgh International Festival sought to use culture to bolster European civilisation. For this it was considered for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Culture was seen by churches as a 'weapon of enlightenment', by the labour movement as a 'weapon in the struggle', and by the new generation of artistic entrepreneurs coming to the fore in the 1960s as a means of challenge and provocation. High-profile controversies resulted, such as the nudity trial of 1963 and the scandal over a play about bestiality in 1967. These ideas, conservative and liberal, elite and diverse, traditional and avant-garde, have all clashed every August in Edinburgh, making the Festivals an effective lens for exploring major changes in culture and society in post-war Britain.

Violence, Society, and the Church

A Cultural Approach

Author: Gerald A. Arbuckle

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814629260

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 8501

The reality of violence and the fear it generates is constantly in the news. Terrorist attacks across the world and other abuses of power, such as the sexual abuses in the Catholic Church, the continuance of patriarchalism, racism and the negative effects of globalization highlight the relevance of this book. Here the author uniquely explains these forms of violence in the wider context of their cultural roots.

Preserving the Sixties

Britain and the 'Decade of Protest'

Author: T. Harris,M. O'Brien Castro,Monia O''Brien Castro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137374101

Category: History

Page: 197

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Re-examining the long-held belief that the Sixties in Britain were dominated mainly by 'youth' and 'protest', the authors in the collection argue that innovation was everywhere shadowed by conservatism. A decade fascinated by itself and, especially, by the future, it also was tormented by self-doubt and accompanied by a fear of losing the past.

New Left, New Right and Beyond

Taking the Sixties Seriously

Author: G. Andrews,R. Cockett,A. Hooper,M. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333981723

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 965

The 1960s represented a defining turning-point in the politics and cultures of western societies. But what of the lasting political and cultural legacies of the sixties? In this book a range of leading thinkers show how the sixties continue to influence contemporary debates on globalization and democracy.

Too Much

Art and Society in the Sixties, 1960-75

Author: Robert Hewison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Arts

Page: 350

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In Too Much Robert Hewison tells the story of a tumultuous decade-and-a-half when, more than at any time in our history, the arts were the battleground for the conflicting forces of social change. The new affluence of the Sixties released the pent-up energy of a generation of artists, writers, poets and performers who rejected the cultural conformism of the Fifties. This energy found new forms, from Pop Art to pop music, from fringe theater to performance poetry, and helped to create the semi-mythical image of "Swinging London". The book covers such cultural icons as The Beatles, Mary Quant, David Hockney, and Harold Pinter. Hewison shows that in spite of the political disenchantment that followed, the counter-culture of the Sixties had a profound influence on the world of the arts. Between 1970 and 1975 the freedoms secured--and the conservative responses provoked--set the terms for the cultural conditions of today. This is the third and final volume of Robert Hewison's much praised contemporary cultural history, 'The Arts in Britain since 1939'.

Ausgewählte Schriften

Cultural studies : ein politisches Theorieprojekt / hrsg. und übers. von Nora Räthzel

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886192601

Category: Critical theory

Page: 158

View: 917


Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain

History, the New Left, and the Origins of Cultural Studies

Author: Dennis L. Dworkin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319146

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 3808

In this intellectual history of British cultural Marxism, Dennis Dworkin explores one of the most influential bodies of contemporary thought. Tracing its development from beginnings in postwar Britain, through its various transformations in the 1960s and 1970s, to the emergence of British cultural studies at Birmingham, and up to the advent of Thatcherism, Dworkin shows this history to reflect a coherent intellectual tradition, one that represents an implicit and explicit theoretical effort to resolve the crisis of the postwar British Left. Limited to neither a single discipline nor a particular intellectual figure, this book comprehensively views British cultural Marxism in terms of the dialogue between historians and the originators of cultural studies and in its relationship to the new left and feminist movements. From the contributions of Eric Hobsbawm, Christopher Hill, Rodney Hilton, Sheila Rowbotham, Catherine Hall, and E. P. Thompson to those of Perry Anderson, Barbara Taylor, Raymond Williams, Dick Hebdidge, and Stuart Hall, Dworkin examines the debates over issues of culture and society, structure and agency, experience and ideology, and theory and practice. The rise, demise, and reorganisation of journals such as The Reasoner, The New Reasoner, Universities and Left Review, New Left Review, Past and Present are also part of the history told in this volume. In every instance, the focus of Dworkin's attention is the intellectual work seen in its political context. Capturing the excitement and commitment that more than one generation of historians, literary critics, art historians, philosophers, and cultural theorists have felt about an unorthodox and critical tradition of Marxist theory, Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain will appeal to students and scholars of cultural studies as well as those interested in the broader terrain of Marxist theory and contemporary critical theory.