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British Culture and the First World War By George Robb

British Culture and the First World War by George Robb

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Summary

In this brief but comprehensive survey of British society and culture during the World War I, George Robb concentrates not on military campaigns and battle strategies but on the lives of ordinary Britons.

British Culture and the First World War Summary

British Culture and the First World War by George Robb

The First World War has left its imprint on British society and the popular imagination to an extent almost unparalleled in modern history. Its legacy of mass death, mechanized slaughter, propaganda, and disillusionment swept away long-standing romanticized images of warfare, and continues to haunt the modern consciousness. Focusing on the lives of ordinary Britons, George Robb's engaging new study seeks to comprehend what it meant for an entire society to undergo the tremendous shocks and demands of total war; how it attempted to make sense of the conflict, explain it to others, and deal with the war's legacies. British Culture and the First World War - examines the war's impact on ideologies of race, class and gender, the government's efforts to manage news and to promote patriotism, the role of the arts and sciences, and the commemoration of the war in the decades since - synthesizes much of the best and most recent scholarship on the social and cultural history of the war - reclaims a great deal of neglected or forgotten popular cultural sources such as films, cartoons, juvenile literature and pulp fiction Compact but comprehensive, this accessible and refreshing text is essential reading for anyone interested in British society and culture during the turbulent years of the First World War.

British Culture and the First World War Reviews

'Excellent student text - easy to understand summaries of main issues. Brilliant on arts and memory of the war. A great read, too!' - Professor J. Bourke, Birkbeck College

About George Robb

GEORGE ROBB is Associate Professor of History at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Nation, Race and Empire Gender, Sex and Sexuality Class, Labour and State Control Propaganda and Censorship Art and Literature Popular Culture Science and Technology Remembering and Memorializing the War Further Reading Index

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GOR003779642
9780333715727
0333715721
British Culture and the First World War by George Robb
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2002-05-07
288
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