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Author James, Robert, 1968-

Title Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain, 1930-39 [electronic resource] : a round of cheap diversions? / Robert James.

Imprint Manchester, U.K. ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 268 p.
Series Studies in popular culture
Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]-256) and index.
Contents 'The people's amusement': the growth in cinema-going and reading habits -- 'Fouling civilisation?: official attitudes towards popular film and literature -- Trade attitudes towards audience taste -- 'What made you put that rubbish on?': national trends in film popularity -- 'The appearance as an added incentive': national trends in literature popularity -- 'A very profitable enterprise': South Wales Miners' Institutes -- 'Gunmen, rustlers and a damsel in distress': working-class tastes in Derby -- 'The home of the brave"? working -class tastes in Portsmouth -- Popular film and literature: textual analyses -- Conclusion: 'giving the public what it wants'.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Working class -- Recreation -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0719080258
9781847793126 (electronic bk.)

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