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Labour and cultural change Steven Fielding [Text]

Material type: TextTextSeries: The Labour governments 1964-70 v. 1. Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2009Description: x, 259 p. 24 cm pbk.ISBN: 9780719080609.Subject(s): Great Britain - Social policy | Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1964-1979 | Great Britain -- Cultural policy | Labour Party -- story | Social change -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Work and labourDDC classification: 361.610941
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book, newly available in paperback, is the first in the new series The Labour governments, 1964-70 and concentrates on Britain's domestic policy during Harold Wilson's tenure as Prime Minister.<br> <br> The book deals, in particular, with how the Labour government and Labour party as a whole tried to come to terms with the 1960s 'cultural revolution'. It is grounded in original research, takes unique account of responses from Labour's grass roots and from Wilson's ministerial colleagues, and constructs a 'total history' of the party at this critical moment in history.<br> <br> Steven Fielding situates Labour in its wider cultural context and focuses on how the party approached issues such as the apparent transformation of the class structure, the changing place of women, rising black immigration, the apparently widening generation gap and increasing calls for direct participation in politics.<br> <br> The book will be of interest to all those concerned with the development of contemporary British politics and society as well as those researching the 1960s. Together with the other books in the series, on international policy and economic policy, it provides an unrivalled insight into the development of Britain under Harold Wilson's government.

Originally published: 2003

Includes bibliographical references and index

Grounded in original research, this volume takes account of responses from Labour's grass roots and from Harold Wilson's ministerial colleagues, and constructs a 'total history' of the party at this critical moment in history.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction-- Cultural and political change in 1960s Britain
  • Labourâ€TMs organisational culture
  • Responding to â€~affluenceâ€TM
  • Reconciling the classes
  • Appealing to women
  • â€~Integrationâ€TM and black immigration
  • â€~Responsibilityâ€TM and the young
  • Engaging with â€~participationâ€TM
  • Conclusion
  • The 1970 general election
  • Bibliography

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