British Culture: An Introduction

Synopsis

British Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to central aspects of culture and the arts in Britain today, and uses a factual approach to place them within a clear, historical context.Topics include:* the social and cultural setting: politics and society 1950-1999, including immigration, feminism, Thatcherism and the arts and the Blair revolution* language and culture: accents and minority languages, broadcasting and public life* the novel, poetry and theatre* cinema: Hammer Horror, James Bond, Ealing comedies, black British film, Trainspotting , The Full Monty and historical epics* television and radio: soap opera, crime series and sitcoms* popular music and fashion: The Beatles, punk, Britpop, subculture and style* art and sculpture: Bacon, Hockney, Gilbert and George and Hirst* architecture and interiors.Each chapter focuses on key themes of recent years, and gives special emphasis to outstanding artists within each area. The book also strengthens study skills, through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading which appear at the end of each chapter. A real must-read for all students of British history and culture.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999