© 1996

Narrating the Thirties

A Decade in the Making: 1930 to the Present


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John Baxendale, Chris Pawling
    Pages 1-16
  3. John Baxendale, Chris Pawling
    Pages 46-78
  4. John Baxendale, Chris Pawling
    Pages 168-187
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-246

About this book


In a series of case-studies, ranging widely from documentary film and the writings of J.B. Priestley to postwar historiography and Remains of the Day, this book explores the ever-changing and hotly contested narratives of Britain in the 1930s. The authors argue that images of 'the Thirties' have been a continual presence in the construction of the wartime and postwar world, and in particular in the emergent discourse of social democracy and its subsequent decline.


culture discourse film Narrative Tradition

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  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversityUK

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