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  • Heroes and Happy Endings by Christine Grandy
    Heroes and Happy Endings (English, Paperback) Christine Grandy

    Examination of the popular film and fiction consumed by Britons in the 1920s and 1930s -- .

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  • Cinema and Radio in Britain and America, 1920-60 by Jeffrey Richards
    Cinema and Radio in Britain and America, 1920-60 (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    The book charts the evolving relationship between cinema and radio during the heyday of the two media and compares and contrasts their development in Britain and America -- .

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  • Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans by Jeffrey A. Brown
    Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans (English, Paperback) Jeffrey A. Brown

    What do the comic book figures Static, Hardware, and Icon all have in common? Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories...

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  • Juke Box Britain by Adrian Horn
    Juke Box Britain (English, Paperback) Adrian Horn

    Presents a highly original and detailed investigation into the nature of American visual, musical and cultural influences on British youth between 1945 and 1960. It looks at the spread of youth culture, juke boxes, coffee and milk bars, dress styles and rock 'n' roll and the context of these 'new' cultural influences in design, music and lifestyle. -- .

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  • Li'l Abner by Arthur Asa Berger
    Li'l Abner (English, Paperback) Arthur Asa Berger

    Al Capp's cartoons of Dogpatch's favorite son revealed as satiric culture for the common man

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  • Super Heroes by Richard Reynolds
    Super Heroes (English, Paperback) Richard Reynolds

    Originally published: London: B.T. Batsford, c1992 (Batsford cultural studies)

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  • Healthy Living in the Alps by Susan Barton
    Healthy Living in the Alps (English, Paperback) Susan Barton

    Healthy living in the Alps examines the relationship between the search for relief from respiratory diseases, such as tuberculosis, in high alpine resorts and the development in the same places of winter sports tourism....

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  • Leisure Cultures in Urban Europe, c.1700-1870 by Peter Borsay
    Leisure Cultures in Urban Europe, c.1700-1870 (English, Hardback) Peter Borsay

    Combines research on a wide variety of leisure activities in the early modern and modern periods, providing an unprecedented transnational perspective to the study of European leisure history.

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  • Women Drinking out in Britain Since the Early Twentieth Century by David W. Gutzke
    Women Drinking out in Britain Since the Early Twentieth Century (English, Paperback) David W. Gutzke

    Offers a way of conceptualising how women's drinking habits changed over more than a century in Britain. -- .

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  • Railways and Culture in Britain by Ian Carter
    Railways and Culture in Britain (English, Paperback) Ian Carter

    The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and how this was represented in British society. -- .

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  • Darts in England, 1900-39 by Patrick Chaplin
    Darts in England, 1900-39 (English, Paperback) Patrick Chaplin

    Drawing in an eclectic range of primary and secondary sources, Chaplin reveals how darts was transformed during the interwar years to become one of the most popular recreations in England, not just among the working classes but even (to some extent) among the middle and upper classes. -- .

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  • Films and British National Identity by Jeffrey Richards
    Films and British National Identity (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    Examines the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the 20th century. The text considers chronologically, thematically and by case studies of film, stars and genres, the complexities and process of the evolution of national identity.

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  • Looking North by David Russell
    Looking North (English, Paperback) David Russell

    Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, and television, feature film, music and sport, this fascinating book assesses the attitudes and portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of 'Englishness'. -- .

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  • Working-Class Organisations and Popular Tourism, 1840-1970 by Susan Barton
    Working-Class Organisations and Popular Tourism, 1840-1970 (English, Paperback) Susan Barton

    Examines some of the most important performance in Britain and Northern Ireland from the mid-1980s into the new millennium. In a timely new critical approach, it considers contemporary British theatre in relation to national and supranational identities, concepts such as globalistion and diaspora, New Labour, devolution and European unification. -- .

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  • Arguing Comics by Jeet Heer
    Arguing Comics (English, Paperback) Jeet Heer

    Brings together nearly two dozen essays by major writers and intellectuals who analyzed, embraced, and even attacked comic strips and comic books in the period between the turn of the century and the 1960s. From e. e. cummings to Irving Howe, this volume shows that comics have provided a key battleground in the culture wars for over a century.

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  • The British Seaside by John K. Walton
    The British Seaside (English, Paperback) John K. Walton

    A detailed academic cultural study of the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained.

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  • Smoking in British Popular Culture 1800-2000 by Matthew Hilton
    Smoking in British Popular Culture 1800-2000 (English, Paperback) Matthew Hilton

    A history of smoking in British popular culture from the early-19th to the end of the 20th century. It explores the culture of the pipe and cigar in the 19th century, the cigarette's role in the mass market economy of the early 1900s, and the politics of smoking and health since the 1950s.

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  • From Silent Screen to Multi-Screen by Stuart Hanson
    From Silent Screen to Multi-Screen (English, Paperback) Stuart Hanson

    The book is the first comprehensive survey charting the development of cinema exhibition and cinema-going in Britain from the first public film screening - the Lumiere Brothers' showing of their Cinematographe show at London's Regent Street Polytechnic in February 1896 - through to the development of the multiplex and megaplex cinema. -- .

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  • Women'S Leisure in England 1920-60 by Claire Langhamer
    Women'S Leisure in England 1920-60 (English, Paperback) Claire Langhamer

    This study examines the complex relationship between women and leisure, drawing upon recent feminist theory. The text charts the changes in perception, representation and experiences of leisure for women between 1920 and 1960, and relates the changes to life cycle lines.

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  • Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film by Samantha Holland
    Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film (English, Hardback) Samantha Holland

    This edited collection focuses on gender and contemporary horror in film, examining how and if representations of gender in horror have changed.

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