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Published: 25 May 2012

256 Pages | 10 B&W halftones, 2 maps, 2 Figures, 8 B&W tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084737

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The working class in mid twentieth-century England

Community, identity and social memory

Ben Jones

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Deals clearly with recent trends in the literature of class in both history and sociology
  • Pioneering account of how people use memories of their communities, families and homes to refute stigmatizing representations of class and race
  • Provides the first historical account of the significance of council house sales in the years before Thatcher's 'right to buy' policies
  • Reasserts the salience of class in social and cultural history in the shaping of experiences, memories and social identities
  • Switches the study of working class formation away from London and the North to the Brighton on the south coast