Redefining British Politics: Culture, Consumerism and Participation, 1954-70

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byLawrence Black

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A history of 1950s and 1960s British political culture, exploring ideas, movements and identities bordering social and political change: consumer organisations; campaigns about TV, morality and culture; Young Conservatism; and how political parties used media like TV and was represented in popular culture.

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A history of 1950s and 1960s British political culture, exploring ideas, movements and identities bordering social and political change: consumer organisations; campaigns about TV, morality and culture; Young Conservatism; and how political parties used media like TV and was represented in popular culture.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 5.65 × 0.86 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230551246

ISBN - 13:9780230551244

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Cultures
‘Consumers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your illusions’: The Politics of the Consumers’ Association
Shopfloor Politics: Co-operative Culture and Affluence
'The largest voluntary political youth movement in the world’: The Lifestyle and Identity of Young Conservatism
Whitehouse on Television: the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association and Moral and Cultural Politics
Cultural turns: Wesker’s Centre 42, the Roundhouse and the Politics of Culture
Popular politics? Communication and Representations of Politics
Conclusions
A history of 1950s and 1960s British political culture, exploring ideas, movements and identities bordering social and political change: consumer organisations; campaigns about TV, morality and culture; Young Conservatism; and how political parties used media like TV and was represented in popular culture.