Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain 1930-39

    Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain 1930-39

    A Round of Cheap Diversions?

    Robert James

    Manchester University Press 2010

    Hardback 280pp

    9780719080258   Product Code: 20762

    Examining the relationship between class and culture in 1930s Britain, this study focuses on the reading and cinema-going tastes of the working-classes. Robert James combines rigorous historical analysis with a close textual reading of visual and written sources to appraise the role of popular leisure in this fascinating decade, and to challenge the contemporaries of the 1930s and later critics who argued that popular culture was escapist tosh.

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