The Resource No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain, Paul Addison

No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain, Paul Addison

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No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain
Title
No turning back
Title remainder
the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain
Statement of responsibility
Paul Addison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since the Second World War, Britain has been transformed by a series of peaceful revolutions--the rise of multiculturalism, the permissive society, and the service-based consumer economy, among many others. These, Paul Addison argues, have been more powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Somme or the Blitz ever were." "No Turning Back looks at the changing face of Britain in this period of rapid transformation, highlighting just how much has been gained--but not forgetting that much, too, has been lost." "Historian Paul Addison was born in the 1940s. In No Turning Back, he surveys the vast changes in the character of British society that he has observed in the period since. A series of peaceful revolutions has transformed the country; the comparative peace and growing prosperity of the second half of the twentieth century, he contends, have been more powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Somme or the Blitz." "The Second World War led to the welfare state but in some ways reinforced a conservative way of life. The changes unleashed by the Sixties and Seventies were more radical. Much of the sexual morality preached, if not practised, for centuries has been dismantled with the creation of a p̀ermissive society'. The employment and career chances of women have radically improved. A white nation has been transformed into a multiracial one. An economy founded upon manufacturing under the watchful eye of the g̀entlemen in Whitehall' has morphed into a free market system, heavily dependent on finance, services, and housing; a predominantly working class society has evolved into a predominantly middle class one. And the United Kingdom, which once looked as solid as the rock of Gibraltar, now looks increasingly fragile, as Wales and especially Scotland have started to go their separate ways."
  • "No Turning Back assesses this fundamental transformation in which much has been gained and much also lost--above all, perhaps, a sense of the ties that used to bind people together. Throughout, Paul Addison brings to it the personal point of view of someone who has lived through it all and seen the Britain of his youth turn into a very different country, but who in the final reckoning still prefers the present to the past."--BOOK JACKET
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Addison, Paul
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HN385.5
LC item number
.A33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grossbritannien
  • Storbritannien
  • Großbritannien
  • Great Britain
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Civilization
  • Social conditions
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No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain, Paul Addison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The aftermath of war 1945-1957. The gentleman in Whitehall ; Fair shares for all ; Victorian values ; When British was best -- The quest for modernity 1957-1974. Managing the new Britain ; Great expectations ; The Liberal hour ; National identities -- Transformations 1974-1997. Mrs Thatcher's revolution ; Haves and have-nots ; The permissive age ; Uncharted waters -- The long view
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 449 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780192192677
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010925606
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668255118
  • (OCoLC)ocn668255118
Label
No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain, Paul Addison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The aftermath of war 1945-1957. The gentleman in Whitehall ; Fair shares for all ; Victorian values ; When British was best -- The quest for modernity 1957-1974. Managing the new Britain ; Great expectations ; The Liberal hour ; National identities -- Transformations 1974-1997. Mrs Thatcher's revolution ; Haves and have-nots ; The permissive age ; Uncharted waters -- The long view
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 449 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780192192677
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010925606
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668255118
  • (OCoLC)ocn668255118

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