Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture by Peter Childs
(Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture)

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Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum of British contemporary life. Topics covered include: architecture, pubs, film, internet and current takes on the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents list enable readers to identify related articles. The entries range from short biographical synopses to longer overview essays on key issues.
This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture. It also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History and Comparative European Studies.

About Peter Childs

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Peter Childs is Professor in Modern English at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of many books on literature post-1900, including The Twentieth Century in Poetry (1998).
Published January 1, 1999 by Taylor & Francis, Inc.. 648 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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