It is beautifully researched, written with panache and humour and brimming with insight and provocation. With a series of detailed studies of groups like the Consumers' Association and the Young Conservatives and individuals such as Mary Whitehouse and Arnold Wesker, Lawrence Black succeeds brilliantly both in demonstrating the importance of a rich and diverse political culture to post-war Britain and in making a claim for a new approach to political history. He specializes in the history of political culture and has research interests across the modern period. Lawrence has also recently co-edited Reassessing 1970s Britain 2013 that brings together key figures in areas like economics, politics, feminism and publishing from the period with historians to rethink the much-maligned decade. Lawrence would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduates interested in all these areas. His book, Redefining British Politics 2010 , explores the interactions of political parties, social movements and social and cultural change in the 1950s-60s.
No less than those that flourish, they are illustrative of trends in and facets of political culture — its structures, resources, values and demands. Walder, The Short List London, 1964 , pp. This is a major intervention in the history of twentieth-century Britain that demands the attention of all scholars and students of the period. Burton, The British Consumer Co-operative Movement and Film 1890s-1960s Manchester, 2005 , pp. His work is interested in the practices, language and status of politics in the wider culture a relationship more apathetic than historians focused on elections and policy allow. Impact February 1965 , p.
Its low key, light-hearted and associational appeal attests to the persistence of strands identified by historians of inter-war Conservative political culture — deftly avoiding the appearance of being political or partisan in much other than name. Redefining British Politics: Culture, Consumerism and Participation, 1954—70. Pemberton eds , An Affluent Society? The de-legitimization not disappearance of such robust conduct for a more rational, peaceful public came with the franchise expansion, female inclusion in this by dint, in part, of disruptive suffrage politics , uncertainties about communicating on such a scale and fears about the lower orders being manipulated. It is challenging and innovative - powerful scholarship in every respect. You can change your cookie settings at any time.
Research Overview Lawrence has mainly written on the history of political culture in Britain in the later twentieth century. Twentieth Century British History Oxford Academic Compared with some of the ambitious interdisciplinary work being done on previous centuries, late twentieth-century British history still remains relatively untouched by the new cultural history and over-reliant on more narrowly economic, diplomatic and political accounts. . . .
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