A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 (Blackwell by Paul Addison, Harriet Jones

By Paul Addison, Harriet Jones

A significant other to modern Britain covers the foremost topics and debates of 20th-century background from the outbreak of the second one global conflict to the top of the century. Assesses the influence of the second one international warfare seems to be at Britain’s function within the wider international, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special dating’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural concerns, akin to type realization, immigration and race kin, altering gender roles, and the effect of the mass media Covers family politics and the economic system Introduces the numerous views dominating ancient writing in this interval Identifies the foremost concerns that are more likely to gasoline destiny debate

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Pp. 38–9, 43. Summerfield, Reconstructing Women’s Wartime Lives, p. 80. Summerfield is referring to the Higonnets’ theory of wartime gender relations as a ‘double helix’. Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Austerity in Britain, p. 91; see also Kirkham, ‘Beauty and Duty’, pp. 13–28. Braybon and Summerfield, Out of the Cage, p. 159; Bruley, Women in Britain, p. 96. Smith, ‘The Effect of the War’, p. 210. , p. 217. Bruley, Women in Britain, p. 98. Braybon and Summerfield, Out of the Cage, p. 171. Wyndham, Love Lessons.

The activities of the IRD did not publicly emerge until after its demise in 1977; documents began to be released in 1995, and we now have a fairly clear picture of its methods of operation. By the early 1950s the IRD was focused on small groups of opinion-formers both abroad and at home. It disseminated non-attributable factual briefing papers to British missions and information services abroad, to friendly governments, to sympathetic British and foreign journalists and broadcasters, and to cooperative politicians at home.

Titmuss, Essays on the Welfare State, p. 86. Bullock, Bevin, vol. 1, pp. , p. 16. Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Austerity in Britain, pp. 32–3. Bridgen and Lowe, Welfare Policy under the Conservatives, pp. 190–1. Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Austerity in Britain, pp. 43–4. Milward, The Economic Effects of the World Wars on Britain, p. 26. Daunton, Just Taxes, pp. 236, 243. Atkinson, ‘Distribution of Income and Wealth’, p. 356. McKibbin, Classes and Cultures, pp. 118–19. Cole, The Post-War Condition of England, p.

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