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The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn, and Sean O'Connell

  • Offers the first historical analysis of political reactions to the growth of consumer credit
  • Presents new insights on questions of how the major political parties' reacted to increased post-war affluence
  • Examines the role of consumer credit in terms of racial, class, and gender discrimination
  • Provides richer detail on the impact the 'right-to-buy' in the UK and the emergence of the sub-prime credit market
  • Places the UK case study within the context of North American and European comparisons

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