Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 December 2016

190 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198787136

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Seven Lives from Mass Observation

Britain in the Late Twentieth Century

James Hinton

  • Creates a vivid picture of life in late twentieth-century Britain from autobiographical accounts in the Mass Observation archive
  • Explores what people really thought about politics, religion, work, childhood, education, friendship, marriage, sex, and aging
  • Observes four women and three men from across the social spectrum - the wife of a small businessman, a teacher, a social worker, an RAF wife, a mechanic, a lorry driver, and a City banker
  • Uses Mass Observation accounts from beyond the usual parameters of the war years and the years immediately post-war