Twentieth-century Mass Society In Britain And The Netherlands by Bob MooreTwentieth-century Mass Society In Britain And The Netherlands by Bob Moore

Twentieth-century Mass Society In Britain And The Netherlands

EditorBob Moore, Henk Van Nierop

Hardcover | October 1, 2006

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From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Western Europe witnessed the emergence of a 'mass' society. Grand social processes, such as urbanization, industrialization and democratization, blurred the previous sharp distinctions that had divided society. This massive transformation is central to our understanding of modern society. Comparing the British and Dutch experience of mass society in the twentieth century, this book considers five major areas: politics, welfare, media, leisure and youth culture. In each section, two well-known specialists - one from each country - examine the conditions behind the rise of a mass society, and show how these conditions were distinctively British or Dutch. Drawing on history, cultural studies and sociology, the authors bring new insight into the development of modern European society.
Bob Moore is Reader in History University of Sheffield. Henk van Nierop is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Amsterdam.
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Title:Twentieth-century Mass Society In Britain And The NetherlandsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 2006Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface, Bob Moore and Henk van Nierop Introduction 1. Between Stupidity and Creativity: Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands in the Twentieth-century, Ido de Haan (Utrecht) Part I: Politics 2. Politics and People: Perceptions of the Masses in Dutch Politics, Henk te Velde (Leiden) 3. Dubious Democrats: Party Politics and the Mass Electorate in Twentieth-century Britain, Clare Griffiths (Sheffield) Part II: Welfare 4. The Arrival of the Welfare State in Twentieth-century Mass Society: the Dutch Case, Joop M. Roebroek (Tilburg) 5. The Welfare State in Mass Society: Twentieth-century Britain, Pat Thane (ICH London) Part III: Media 6. Media, Morality and Popular Culture: The Case of the Netherlands 1870-1965, Frank van Vree (Amsterdam) 7. The Devil's Decade and Modern Mass Communication: The Development of the British Media during the Inter-War Years, Kevin Williams (Swansea) Part IV: Leisure 8. Leisure and Pleasure: Competing Ideologies and Strategies in the Netherlands, Theo Beckers (Tilburg) 9. 'Mass Leisure in Britain', Douglas Reid (Hull) Pat V: Youth 10. The Youth Establishment in the Netherlands in the Twentieth-century, Piet de Rooij (Amsterdam) 11. 'Seized by Change, Liberated by Affluence': Youth, Consumption and Cultural Change in Post-war Britain, Bill Osgerby (London Met.) Index

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