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Being BoysYouth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Melanie Tebbut

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719066139
eISBN:
9781781704097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This original and fresh approach to the emotions of adolescence focuses on the leisure lives of working-class boys and young men in the inter-war years. Being Boys challenges many stereotypes about ... More

"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45"The utility dream palace

"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45": The utility dream palace

Richard Farmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091889
eISBN:
9781526109644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The utility dream palace is a cultural history of cinemagoing and the cinema exhibition industry in Britain during the Second World War, a period of massive audiences in which vast swathes of the ... More

Cricket and community in England1800 to the present day

Cricket and community in England: 1800 to the present day

Peter Davies and Robert Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082795
eISBN:
9781781705964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The structure of book is chronological but also thematic. Our analysis begins in Chapter 1, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an inquiry into the nature of early sport and early ... More

Defending the realmThe politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Aaron Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Britain is often revered for its extensive experience of waging ‘small wars’. Its long imperial history is littered with high profile counter-insurgency campaigns, thus marking it out as the world's ... More

The Feminine Public SphereMiddle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Megan Smitley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Middle-class women made use the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to participate actively as citizens. This investigation of women's role in civic life ... More

Gender and Housing in Soviet RussiaPrivate Life in a Public Space

Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Lynne Attwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

An acute housing shortage was one of the defining features of Soviet life. This book explores the housing problem throughout the 70 years of Soviet history, looking at changing political ideology on ... More

Gender, Rhetoric and RegulationWomen's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Helen Glew is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Westminster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719090271
eISBN:
9781526104458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Collectively, the Civil Service and the London County Council (LCC) employed tens of thousands of women in Britain in the early twentieth century. As public employers, these institutions remained ... More

Housewives and citizensDomesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Caitriona Beaumont

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women's organisations made to women's lives and to the campaign for women's rights throughout the period 1928 to ... More

Jews and Other ForeignersManchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Bill Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Between 1933 and 1940, Manchester received between seven and eight thousand refugees from Fascist Europe. They included Jewish academics expelled from universities in Germany, Austria, Spain and ... More

A Lark for the Sake of Their CountryThe 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Rachelle Saltzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

A lark for the sake of their country tells the tale of the upper and middle-class ‘volunteers’ in Great Britain's 1926 General Strike. With behaviour derived from their play traditions – the larks, ... More

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