1st Edition

Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)
England, Art and Politics since 1940

ISBN 9781138858046
Published June 6, 2016 by Routledge
388 Pages

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Book Description

Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems of national significance.

Illustrating his argument with a series of detailed case histories, Robert Hewison analyses how Britain’s cultural life has reached its present enfeebled condition and suggests a way forward. This book will be of interest to students of art and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations;  Acknowledgements;  Introduction;  1. Dis-United Kingdom: Britain in the 1990s  2. Deep England: Britain in the 1940s  3. New Britain: Britain in the early 1950s  4. The Uses of Culture: Britain in the later 1950s  5. A Swinging Meritocracy: Britain in the 1960s  6. The Uses of Sub-Culture: Britain in the 1970s  7. The Enterprise Culture: Britain in the 1980s  8. Value for Money: The arts under Thatcherism  9. The Public Culture: Britain in the future;  Source Notes;  Index

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