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Family Britain, 1951-1957
Language: en
Pages: 784
Authors: David Kynaston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-02 - Publisher: A&C Black

As in Austerity Britain, an astonishing array of vivid, intimate and unselfconscious voices drive the narrative. The keen-eyed Nella Last shops assiduously at Barrow Market as austerity and rationing gradually give way to relative abundance; housewife Judy Haines, relishing the detail of suburban life, brings up her children in Chingford;
British Children's Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Noel Brown
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

British children's films have played a part in the childhoods of generations of young people around the world for over a century. Until now, however, their cherished status has remained largely unexplored. In this book, Noel Brown relates the history of children's cinema in Britain from the early years of
Queer 1950s
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: H. Bauer, M. Cook
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-15 - Publisher: Springer

Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s
The Electronics Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: J.B. Williams
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-25 - Publisher: Springer

This book is about how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly changed our lives – the way we work, live, and play. It covers a myriad of topics from the invention of the fundamental devices, and integrated circuits, through radio and television, to computers, mobile telephones and GPS. Today our
America in the British Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: J. Lyons
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-18 - Publisher: Springer

How was American culture disseminated into Britain? Why did many British citizens embrace American customs? And what picture did they form of American society and politics? This engaging and wide-ranging history explores these and other questions about the U.S.'s cultural and political influence on British society in the post-World War