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Paperback, 454 pages
Published May 25th 1978 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 1978)
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Andrea
A monument to collective work and monumental in scale, this is a book I shall be using and thinking about for a very long time. Starting from a media panic in the 1970s around mugging, it spirals out and around to the changing world of Britain from the 50s to the 70s, the Black Power movement, the union movement, the student movement, the earthquake happening at the the very roots of the working class. I finally begin to understand Thatcher, though it is too early to cover her rise to power. I d ...more
talkingtocactus
i read this for my thesis and it was completely invaluable, a great theoretical background and a really interesting topic. highly recommended, for both academic reading and just general interest.
Roger Cottrell
Despite Stuart Hall's Stalinism this remains an important book and one that would probably embarrass Hall himself, today.
Angela
Re-read. Still pretty important.
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