Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin by Clare V. J. GriffithsClasses, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin by Clare V. J. Griffiths

Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin

EditorClare V. J. Griffiths, James J. Nott, William Whyte

Hardcover | May 14, 2011

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Classes, Culture, and Politics investigates those fields in British history that have been illustrated by the works of Ross McKibbin, one of the foremost historians of twentieth century Britain. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it examines McKibbin's life and thought, and exploresthe implications of his arguments. One of his most important achievements has been to break down the artificial barriers that existed between 'social' and 'political' history, in order to enrich the writing of both; that legacy is reflected throughout this volume.From international football to Liberal internationalism, from the hedonism of the early Labour party to the relationship between London cabbies and Thatcherism, this volume is an ambitious attempt to explore contemporary Britain, endeavouring to be as original, unsycophantic, rebarbative, anddiverting as the historian whose work has inspired it.
Clare V. J. Griffiths is the author of Labour and the Countryside: The Politics of Rural Britain 1918-1939 (2007). James J. Nott is the author of Music for the People: Popular Music and Dance in Interwar Britain (2002). He is currently writing a book on the history of dancing and dance halls in Britain, 1920-1960. William Whyte is the...
Title:Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:May 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroducing Ross McKibbin1. Boyd Hilton: Ross McKibbin: a biographical introduction2. Peter Ghosh: The Guv'nor: the place of Ross McKibbin in the writing of British history3. Peter Ghosh: Ross McKibbin: a bibliographyClasses4. Paul Johnson: In Pursuit of Prudence: speculation, risk, and class in Victorian Britain5. Andrezj Olechnowicz: Britain's 'Quasi-Magical' Monarchy in the mid-twentieth century?6. Janet Howarth: Classes and Cultures in England after 1951: the case of working-class women7. John Davis: The London Cabbie and the Rise of Essex ManCultures8. Tony Mason: Middle-Class Wanderers and Working-Class Professionals: the British and the growth of world football, 1899-19549. William Whyte: Just William? Richmal Crompton and Conservative fiction10. Robert Colls: The People's Orwell11. Joseph McAleer: Love, Romance, and the National Health Service12. Peter Mandler: Being His Own Rabbit: Geoffrey Gorer and English culturePolitics13. Gregg McClymont: The Cultural Politics of Tory Socialism: The Clarion in the labour movement during the 1890s14. James J. Nott: 'The Plague Spots of London': William Joynson-Hicks, the Conservative Party, and the campaign against London's nightclubs, 1924-2915. Martin Ceadel: Arthur Henderson: an evolving liberal internationalist among Labour little Englanders16. Ben Jackson: An Ideology of Class: neo-liberalism and the Trade Unions, c.1930-7917. Clare V. J. Griffiths: History and the Labour PartyReflections18. Emma Eadie: Communicating Interest19. Rosemary Sweet: Despite His Choice of Jumpers20. Eve Colpus: A Bicycle Tour of Memories21. Mary-Kay Wilmers: A ChronicleIndex