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Published: 07 September 2010

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080258

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Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39

A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Robert James

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Combines rigorous historical analysis with a close textual reading of visual and written sources to appraise the role of popular leisure in the 1930s, giving much space to formerly underrated texts
  • Draws on a wealth of primary source material relating to film distribution, promotion and exhibition, as well as audience response
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach, offering a comparative analysis which helps the reader more clearly identify patterns of consumption and consumer preferences
  • The new approach provides a methodological model for future researchers

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