Prime Time: A History of the Middle Aged in Twentieth-Century Britain, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Prime Time

A History of the Middle Aged in Twentieth-Century Britain, 1st Edition

By John Benson

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172 pages

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Paperback: 9780582256576
pub: 1997-10-24
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Numerous studies consider the history of childhood, adolescence and old age, yet the middle aged, consistently the most productive and powerful of age groups have been consistently ignored. In this pioneering study John Benson considers how perceptions and experience of middle age have changed, and how its power-base has diminished, affected by the steady ageing of the population the increasing independence of the yound and growing economic insecurity. This thought-provoking study also illuminates the whole economic, social and cultural history of twentieth-century Britain.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Meanings and Numbers.

3. Health.

4. Work, Wealth and Consumption.

5. Family Relationships.

6. Attitudes.

7. Conclusion.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History