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The ages of voluntarism: An introduction

Matthew Hilton and James Mckay

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long ... More


A Century of British Medieval Studies

Alan Deyermond (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is a guide to the complete range of medieval scholarship undertaken in twentieth-century Britain: history, archaeology, language and culture. Some of the twenty-nine chapters here focus on ... More


The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Matthew Hilton and James McKay (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long bemoaned the supposed ... More


Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

John Baxendale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides an academic study of J. B. Priestley—novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the ... More


Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

David J. Jeremy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This is a study of the relationship between capitalism and Christianity in twentieth-century Britain. The author examines the collective biographies of three business Élites in order to explore ... More


Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

G. I. T. Machin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

During this century, the Christian Churches of Britain have lost support and influence to the extent that their future is considered by some observers to be problematic. They have also been ... More


Caryl Phillips and the absent voices of history

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Phillips, who was concerned with twentieth-century Britain and the ways belonging has been made difficult for non-white citizens. It discusses several of Phillips' works, ... More


Introduction

Angela Davis

in Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the debates surrounding the history of motherhood and how this book adds to our understanding of the subject. It explains why the period after 1945 is of particular importance ... More


Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Peter J. Bowler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Recent scholarship has revealed that pioneering Victorian scientists endeavored through voluminous writing to raise public interest in science and its implications. But it has generally been assumed ... More


Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Angela Davis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines women’s experiences of motherhood in England in the years between 1945 and 2000. Based on a new body of 160 oral history interviews, the book offers the first comprehensive ... More


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