Society and Cultural Forms in the Nineteenth Century

Society and Cultural Forms in the Nineteenth Century

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The transformation of British society in the course of the 19th century is a commonplace of historical description. The transition from an industrial but still predominantly agricultural society, with many of its traditional, vertically organized forms of social organization still intact, to a predominantly urban, class divided and recognizably modern society remains one of the striking transformations of social history, the prototype indeed for much of human history in the 20th century. The simultaneous transformation of Britain, from one imperial power among others, to the most powerful imperium in history, is equally important.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0333620151
  • 9780333620151

Table of contents

List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Preface - Introduction: 'Society' and 'Cultural Form' - Connections: Culture and Social Order - Divisions: Cultural and Social Challenges - Rural England - Understanding the City - Gender and Cultural Forms - Ethnicity, Race and Empire - Conclusion - Notes - Suggestions for Further Reading - Indexshow more