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Understanding Post-War British Society By Edited by Peter Catterall

Understanding Post-War British Society
by Edited by Peter Catterall

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This text brings together the perspectives of sociologists and social historians to understand the shaping of British society. It critically appraises the usefulness of current theories in advancing our understanding of contemporary society, and explores British society as dynamic and developing.
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Understanding Post-War British Society by Edited by Peter Catterall

Too many sociology textbooks begin and end with how society is structured. To understand how society operates it is necessary to explore not only its constituent structures and relationships, but how these structures emerge and why changes occur within them. By bringing together a group of distinguished sociologists and social historians, this book critically appraises the usefulness of current theories in advancing our understanding of contemporary society. It explores British society as dynamic and developing. In the process the authors draw our attention to the fact that society is shaped not just by social policy and structures, but by how far these influence people's life-patterns, attitudes, experience and conduct. Celia Brackenridge (Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Joan C Brown, Robert G Burgess (University of Warwick), Rosemary Crompton (University of Kent), John Curtice (University of Str

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Understanding British society 1. Trends in Post-War British Social History 2. Elements of Demographic Change in Britain Since 1945 3. Political Sociology 1945-1992 4. The Family in Post-War Britain Since 1945 5. Companiate Marriage and the Double Burden: Women in Britain Since 1945 6. Old Age and Gerontology 7. Employment and Industrial Law 8. Non-Manual Labour 9. Poverty in Post-War Britain 10. Aspects of Education in Post-War Britain 11. Consumption 12. Food Nutrition in Post-War Britain 13. Religion in Post-War Britain: A Sociological View 14. The Arts, Books, Media and Entertainments in Britain Since 1945 15. Gender Inequalities in Leisure and Sport in Post-War Britain

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GOR002827478
Understanding Post-War British Society by Edited by Peter Catterall
Edited by Peter Catterall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1994-12-01
232
041510940X
9780415109406
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