The Transformation of British Life 1950 2000

This book examines the remarkable extent to which a marked decline of popular support for orthodox institutions such as the monarchy, religion, marriage and trade unions resulted in a far more flexible and diverse society--a society in ...

The Transformation of British Life  1950 2000

Author: Andrew Rosen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066122

Page: 211

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During the second half of the twentieth century life in Britain was transformed by radical changes in standards of living, affecting housing, food and transport, as well as by major shifts in social, cultural and moral values. This book examines the remarkable extent to which a marked decline of popular support for orthodox institutions such as the monarchy, religion, marriage and trade unions resulted in a far more flexible and diverse society--a society in which women, the young, and members of ethnic minorities played increasingly important roles. It also stresses the extent to which British society has been influenced by foreign developments. Separate chapters on the impact of American culture and European institutions, as well as modern architecture and planning, all explore the ways in which British life has been profoundly affected by factors which are not normally considered by social historians.

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