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British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power (Contemporary History in Context)
by Adam Lent
Since 1945, Britain's political and cultural landscape has been transformed by social movements campaigning on issues of gender, race, disability, sexuality, the environment, and peace. Yet until now there has been no systematic attempt to chart the histories of these movements alongside one another. From early attempts to decriminalize gay sex to the movement against glob...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published January 12th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Apr 18, 2012 Evelyn rated it it was amazing
Clear and concise text that seeks to provide a 'historical frame' to British Social Movements and does so very well. Great book to start out with if you're interesting in activism and also makes good points about how movements can involve more people, as well as pointing out the problems that past ones have experienced. Get your library to buy this in if possible, otherwise the hefty pricetag might put you off.