1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture

Edited By Peter Childs, Michael Storry Copyright 1999
    660 Pages
    by Routledge

    656 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    *Afro-Caribbean communities * Asian Press * BBC * Bhangra * Black Theatre * Carnaby Street * Channel 4 * Daniel Day-Lewis * Dennis Potter * Drink in Britain * FA Cup * Fashion (90s) * Food * Football * Glenda Jackson * Janet Street-Porter * Stanley Kubrick * Labour Party * Lucian Freud * Michael Caine * Monarchy * Musicals * Nick Park * Notting Hill Carnival * Pop Art * Raves * Stanley Kubrick * The Rushdie Affair * Jasper Conran *


    Peter Childs, Mike Storry

    "If you want to find out about post-modern anything, it is here in this encyclopedia." - American Reference Books Annual