Culture and Consensus

Culture and Consensus : England, Art and Politics since 1940

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Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems of national significance.

Illustrating his argument with a series of detailed case histories, Robert Hewison analyses how Britain's cultural life has reached its present enfeebled condition and suggests a way forward. This book will be of interest to students of art and cultural studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 159 x 235mm | 620g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138858048
  • 9781138858046

Table of contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Dis-United Kingdom: Britain in the 1990s 2. Deep England: Britain in the 1940s 3. New Britain: Britain in the early 1950s 4. The Uses of Culture: Britain in the later 1950s 5. A Swinging Meritocracy: Britain in the 1960s 6. The Uses of Sub-Culture: Britain in the 1970s 7. The Enterprise Culture: Britain in the 1980s 8. Value for Money: The arts under Thatcherism 9. The Public Culture: Britain in the future; Source Notes; Index
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