- Title Pages
- Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain, 1930–39
- Studies in Popular Culture
- General editor's introduction
- 1 ‘The people's amusement’: the growth in cinema-going and reading habits
- 2 ‘Fouling civilisation’?: official attitudes towards popular film and literature
- 3 Trade attitudes towards audience taste
- 4 ‘What made you put that rubbish on?’: national trends in film popularity
- 5 ‘The appearance is an added incentive’: national trends in literature popularity
- 6 ‘A very profitable enterprise’: South Wales Miners’ Institutes
- 7 ‘Gunmen, rustlers and a damsel in distress’: working-class tastes in Derby
- 8 ‘The home of the brave’?: working-class tastes in Portsmouth
- 9 Popular film and literature: textual analyses
- Conclusion: ‘giving the public what it wants’
- Appendix I: Broader patterns of film popularity
- Appendix II: Sidney Bernstein questionnaires, 1932 and 1934: Pre-report material
- Appendix III: Patterns of literature popularity
- Select bibliography
- Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39
- Manchester University Press
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