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Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Ross McKibbin


This book investigates the ways in which ‘class culture’ characterised English society, and intruded into every aspect of life, during the period from 1918 to the mid-1950s. It demonstrates the influence of social class within the mini ‘cultures’ which together constitute society: families and family life, friends and neighbours, the workplace, schools and colleges, religion, sexuality, sport, music, film, and radio. The book considers the ways in which language was used (both spoken and written) to define one's social grouping, and how far changes occurred to language and culture more general ... More

Keywords: class culture, English society, social class, families, social grouping, American influence, social mobility, belief systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206729
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross McKibbin, author
St John's College, Oxford