Social and Cultural Change in Contemporary Wales
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Social and Cultural Change in Contemporary Wales (1978) draws together recent research specifically on Wales, to overcome the overly-English takes on the ‘social structure of modern Britain’. A pattern of relative social deprivation is outlined, and such symptoms of this deprivation as second home ownership, school closure, economic peripheralism and inadequate social services become the marker of Wales’ marginality. The cultural marker of note is the Welsh language, several of the papers discussing its erosion and the steps taken to preserve and maintain it. While ethnicity serves as an integrating force, there are also divisions based upon class, which are discussed.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Glyn Williams 2. Social Deprivation in Wales: 1961 to 1971 Martyn Winrow 3. ‘Regional Community and the Era of Regional Aid’ Colin Fletcher 4. Attitudes Towards Second Homes in Rural Wales Chris Bollom 5. The Provision of Social Services in Rural Areas Gordon Grant 6. Perceptions of the Village School Roy Nash 7. Blaenau Boys in the Mid-1960s Isobel Emmett 8. Ethnic Awakening in the First World: The Case of Wales Bud Khleif 9. Ethnicity and Social Organization in North-East Wales G. Clare Wenger 10. National Identity in South Wales: Some Preliminary Data Howard Giles and Donald M. Taylor 11. Aggregate Studies of Language and Culture Change in Wales Harold Carter and Stephen Williams 12. Linguistic Decline and Nationalist Resurgence in Wales: A Case Study of the Attitudes of Sixth-Form Pupils Colin Thomas and Colin Williams 13. Language and Aspirations for Upward Social Mobility Glyn Williams, Ellis Roberts and Russell Isaac 14. Domain and Register in the Use of Welsh Pat Clayton 15. Some Reasons Disposing Young Children to Value Speaking Welsh Godfrey Harrison 16. Linguistic Conflict in Wales: A Problem in the Design of Government Peter Madgwick 17. Religious Organization and Community in Mid-Wales Graham Day and Martin Fitton 18. Social Ranking in a Welsh Community Glyn Williams 19. Social Process and Ethnic Identity: Personal Reflections on the Gregynog Papers Anthony Coxon