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Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Geoffrey G. Field

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Blood, Sweat, and Toil is the first major history of the British working class in the Second World War. The book integrates social, political, and labour history and reflects the most ... More


Working-class culture in Britain and Germany, 1870–1914: a comparison

Dick Geary

in Labour and Working-Class Lives: Essays To Celebrate the Life and Work of Chris Wrigley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995270
eISBN:
9781526128645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995270.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Dick Geary, in a wide-ranging essay, contrasts the lives of the British and German working classes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He poses the notion that there were marked ... More


Terence Davies: Subjective Memoirist

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ch. 2 examines Davies’ small but distinguished oeuvre, claiming that he is Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. It highlights his personal--autobiographical--features, Distant Voices, Still Lives and ... More


Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676392
eISBN:
9780748693856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the attention-grabbing short film Smalltime (1996) and his debut feature Twenty Four Seven (1997), director Shane Meadows has emerged as arguably the most distinctive young film-maker in ... More


Ron Hutchinson, Graham Reid, and the Hard Eighties

Connal Parr

in Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

The political and theatrical climate of the 1980s are charted through Graham Reid and Ron Hutchinson, two dramatists who produced their key works in the decade. An apparent (and sentimentalized) ... More


Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Victoria Kelley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706
Subject:
History, Economic History

Cheap Street tells the history of London’s street markets and of the people who bought and sold there. From the 1850s anything that could be bought in a shop in London could also be bought in the ... More


Governing the Diet in Victorian Institutions

Tom Scott-Smith

in On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748653
eISBN:
9781501748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748653.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how modern nutritional science was put to the service of government and used to shape human conduct in institutions such as workhouses, schools, and industrial canteens. In this ... More


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