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The Resource Waterloo sunrise : London from the sixties to Thatcher, John Davis

Waterloo sunrise : London from the sixties to Thatcher, John Davis

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Waterloo sunrise : London from the sixties to Thatcher
Title
Waterloo sunrise
Title remainder
London from the sixties to Thatcher
Statement of responsibility
John Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is an urban history of London during the pivotal years of the 1960s and 1970s, when the metropolis was transformed from an industrial city that the Victorians might have recognised to an embryonic modern 'world city.' Previous work on London in these years has tended to focus upon the 1960s -in particular the 'Swinging London' phenomenon. Mary Quant, Carnaby Street and the King's Road, Chelsea, all appear in these pages, but it is argued that the 'swinging moment' of the mid-sixties was a passing symptom of a much broader transformation from an industrial to a service-based city, and it is that transformation which this book examines. London is too complex and diverse a city to be comprehended in a simple linear narrative; this book adopts instead an innovative approach to urban history, by which London life and London's transformation are examined through a number of case studies looking at specific themes and areas of the city. Consumerism and the 'experience economy', home ownership and gentrification, deindustrialisation and deprivation, racial tension and unemployment, the attrition of public services and the steady loss of confidence in public agencies - national and local - emerge as overarching themes from the individual case studies in this book. Their combined effect, it is argued, was to prepare the ground for the Britain that Margaret Thatcher is usually held to have created after 1979 - without Thatcher herself having anything to do it"--
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1955-
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Davis, John
Dewey number
942.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA688
LC item number
.D26 2022
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Nineteen seventies
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
Waterloo sunrise : London from the sixties to Thatcher, John Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223137821741
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Why London? Why now?': The swinging moment -- The death of the Sixties (1). Soho -- Sixties London's erogenous zone -- The death of the Sixties (2): The fall of the House of Biba -- 'Now that Londoners have discovered the delights of the palate': eating out in Sixties and Seventies London -- 'Hot property -- it's mine!' The lure and the limits of home ownership -- 'You only have to look at Westway.' The end of the urban motorway in London -- The conservation consensus -- East End Docklands and the death of Poplarism -- The London cabbie and the rise of Essex man -- Protecting the good life. London's suburbs -- Containing racism? The London experience, 1957-1968 -- Unquiet grove. The 1976 Notting Hill carnival riot -- Reshaping the welfare state? Voluntary action and community in London, 1960-1975 -- Strains of labour in the inner city -- Selling swinging London, or coming to terms with the tourist -- Becoming post-Industrial -- Bibliography
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 588 pages
Isbn
9780691220529
Lccn
2021041511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1266203207
Label
Waterloo sunrise : London from the sixties to Thatcher, John Davis
Publication
Bar code
31223137821741
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Why London? Why now?': The swinging moment -- The death of the Sixties (1). Soho -- Sixties London's erogenous zone -- The death of the Sixties (2): The fall of the House of Biba -- 'Now that Londoners have discovered the delights of the palate': eating out in Sixties and Seventies London -- 'Hot property -- it's mine!' The lure and the limits of home ownership -- 'You only have to look at Westway.' The end of the urban motorway in London -- The conservation consensus -- East End Docklands and the death of Poplarism -- The London cabbie and the rise of Essex man -- Protecting the good life. London's suburbs -- Containing racism? The London experience, 1957-1968 -- Unquiet grove. The 1976 Notting Hill carnival riot -- Reshaping the welfare state? Voluntary action and community in London, 1960-1975 -- Strains of labour in the inner city -- Selling swinging London, or coming to terms with the tourist -- Becoming post-Industrial -- Bibliography
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 588 pages
Isbn
9780691220529
Lccn
2021041511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1266203207

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