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Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Robert James


This book examines the relationship between class and culture in 1930s Britain. Focusing on the reading and cinema-going tastes of the working classes, it combines historical analysis with a close textual reading of visual and written sources to appraise the role of popular leisure in this decade. Drawing on original research, the book adds to our knowledge of working-class leisure pursuits in this contentious period.

Keywords: class and culture, 1930s Britain, reading tastes, cinema-going tastes, working classes, popular leisure, leisure pursuits, cultural history, social history, literary studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719080258
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert James, author