Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture

1st Edition

Peter Childs, Michael Storry

Routledge
Published March 4, 2015
Reference - 660 Pages
ISBN 9781138006997 - CAT# Y164118
Series: Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture

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Summary

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.

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