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The Resource 1938: modern Britain : social change and visions of the future, Michael John Law

1938: modern Britain : social change and visions of the future, Michael John Law

Label
1938: modern Britain : social change and visions of the future
Title
1938: modern Britain
Title remainder
social change and visions of the future
Statement of responsibility
Michael John Law
Title variation
  • 1938
  • Nineteen thirty-eight
  • Modern Britain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1938: Modern Britain, Michael John Law demonstrates that our understanding of life in Britain just before the Second World War has been overshadowed by its dramatic political events. 1938 was the last year of normality, and Law shows through a series of case studies that in many ways life in that year was far more modern than might have been thought. By considering topics as diverse as the opening of a new type of pub, the launch of several new magazines, the emergence of push-button radios and large screen televisions sets, and the building of a huge office block, he reveals a Britain, both modern and intrigued by its own modernity, that was stopped in its tracks by war and the austerity that followed. For some, life in Britain was as consumerist, secular, Americanized and modern as it would become for many in the late 1950s and early 1960s Presenting a fresh perspective on an important year in British social history, illuminated by six engaging case studies, this is a key study for students and scholars of 20th-century Britain."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Law, Michael John
Dewey number
306.0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Great Britain
Label
1938: modern Britain : social change and visions of the future, Michael John Law
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partial history -- Representations of modern life in 1938 -- Glasgow's Empire Exhibition -- Big-screen televisions and push-button radios -- The Adelphi building -- Picture Post - the modernity of everyday life -- Cars, coaches and charabancs at the Prospect Inn -- Britain's new airports -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn964329627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474284998
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964329627
Label
1938: modern Britain : social change and visions of the future, Michael John Law
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partial history -- Representations of modern life in 1938 -- Glasgow's Empire Exhibition -- Big-screen televisions and push-button radios -- The Adelphi building -- Picture Post - the modernity of everyday life -- Cars, coaches and charabancs at the Prospect Inn -- Britain's new airports -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn964329627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474284998
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964329627

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