1st Edition

British Low Culture From Safari Suits to Sexploitation

By Leon Hunt Unpr Chq, Leon Hunt Copyright 1998
    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications of the 1970s for issues of taste and cultural capital. Hunt explores how the British cultural landscape of the 1970s coincided with moral panics, the troubled Heath government, the three day week and the fragmentation of British society by nationalism, class conflict, race, gender and sexuality.

    Chapter 1 ‘The Decade that Taste Forgot’?; Chapter 2 Permissive Populism; Chapter 3 From Carnival to Crumpet; Chapter 4 Lads and Loungers; Chapter 5 ‘Knuckle Crazy’; Chapter 6 Can You Keep it Up Fora Decade?; Chapter 7 Coming Clean …; Chapter 8 Grim Flarey Tales; Postscript;


    Chq, Leon Hunt Unpr; Hunt, Leon