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Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Robert James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the relationship between class and culture in 1930s Britain. Focusing on the reading and cinema-going tastes of the working classes, it combines historical analysis with a close ... More


Introduction

Robert James

in Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides an understanding of the role of popular leisure in a period during which British society's engagement with it was vital. The social and cultural roles of cinema-going and ... More


‘The people's amusement’: the growth in cinema-going and reading habits

Robert James

in Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Cinema-going was the most popular leisure pursuit in the 1930s and had become the essential social habit. This chapter provides a broad survey of the growth of the cinema-going habit in the period, ... More


The Spectre of Impotence: Fathers, lovers and defeated authority

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At what point does the ageing war hero become an impotent figure of defeated authority? Quite possibly at the point when the prescriptive pressure of performing hegemonic masculinity becomes too ... More


Imagining Women at the Movies: Male Writers and Early Film Culture in Istanbul

Canan Balan

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines early film culture in Istanbul by focusing on how Turkish male writers constructed cinema-going Turkish women in early twentieth-century and postwar Istanbul. The goal is to ... More


“Our Place”: Women at the Cinema in Rural Australia

Karina Aveyard

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of film and cinema as a force in women's lives by focusing on women as cinema audiences. More specifically, it considers the experiences of a modern-day group of women ... More


Cinematic and Televisual Fiction

Laura Marcus

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines post-war writers’ responses to film and to mass culture. It also explores more positive approaches to cinema’s possibilities amongst writers of the period, as well as the ... More


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