Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture
Peter Childs, Mike Storry
Routledge, 1999 - History - 628 pages
Containing over 970 alphabetically arranged entries, this encyclopaedia surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the 20th century. Examining both high culture and popular culture, and encompassing the more institutional as well as alternative aspects of British culture (from architecture to pubs, film to internet and current takes on the monarchy), the Encyclopedia casts its net over the whole range of British contemporary life. These entries provide insight into a culture which is dynamic, eclectic and in a constant state of flux. A comprehensive system of cross-referencing and a thematic contents list assists readers to identify entries from particular fields. Entries range from short biographical synopses of the careers of key individuals to longer overview essays which explore the main issues within contemporary cultural debates.
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