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Reassessing 1970s Britain

Posted on 13 April 2013

New publication from Lawrence Black

edited by Lawrence Black, Hugh Pemberton and Pat Thane

This book examines a decade of extraordinary ferment in ideas, and the battles about those ideas out of which emerged the Britain of the late-twentieth century.

In addressing the ideational contours of the decade, Reassessing 1970s Britain takes an innovative approach. It assembles a group of actors who were influential in generating and disseminating new ideas in the 1970s to reflect on key texts and arguments in which they were closely involved during that decade, and debate them with contemporary historians. It ranges over a wide field, encompassing politics, economics, women’s liberation, and popular culture. It also engages with the ways in which such ideas were disseminated to a wider audience.

Reassessing 1970s Britain will be of interest to lecturers and students in a wide range of disciplines: modern British history, economic history, cultural history, social history, politics, gender studies, and cultural studies.
About the Editors
Lawrence Black is Professor of Modern British History in the Department of History. He specializes in the history of political culture and has research interests across the modern period.
Hugh Pemberton is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Bristol.
Pat Thane is Research Professor at King's College, London and a Fellow of the British Academy.
The book is available to buy through all good bookshops, or direct from Manchester University Press, Amazon and Blackwells.