The Political Culture of the Left in Affluent Britain, 1951–64

Old Labour, New Britain?

  • Lawrence Black

Part of the Contemporary History in Context Series book series (CHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lawrence Black
    Pages 1-11
  3. Lawrence Black
    Pages 12-40
  4. Lawrence Black
    Pages 41-64
  5. Lawrence Black
    Pages 155-187
  6. Lawrence Black
    Pages 188-194
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-263

About this book


Exploring relationships between politics, the people and social change, this book assesses the fortunes mainly of Labour, but also of the Communist Party and the New Left in postwar Britain. Using concepts like political culture, it looks at the left's articulation of 'affluence': consumerism, youth culture, America, TV, advertising and its disappointment at the people under the impact of such changes. It also examines party organization, socialist thinking and the use of new communication techniques like TV, advertising and opinion polling.


advertising America bibliography Britain communication communism concept culture Great Britain identity knowledge organization politics social change socialism

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Black
    • 1
  1. 1.Westminster CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42844-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28824-9
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