The Ideologies of Class

The Ideologies of Class : Social Relations in Britain, 1880-1950

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Between 1880 and the early 1950s, about 75% of the British population were manual wage-earners or their dependents. Thus in order to understand the way modern Britain has evolved, it is essential to appreciate working-class culture and organization. This collection of essays examines such topics as gambling, hobbies, poverty, the effects of World Wars I and II and the failure of Marxism to give an integrated explanation of British society and class ideology.show more

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  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 130 x 195mm | 230g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0192852434
  • 9780192852434

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Why was there no Marxism in Great Britain?; Arthur Henderson as Labour leader; the franchise factor in the rise of the Labour Party; working-class gambling in Britain, 1880-1939; work and hobbies in Britain, 1880-1950; class and poverty in Edwardian England; the economic policy of the second Labour Government, 1929-1931; the "social psychology" of unemployment in inter-war Britain; class and conventional wisdom - the Conservative Party and the "public" in inter-war Britain.show more

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