Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain, 1930-39 a round of cheap diversions? by Robert James

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Published by Manchester University Press in Manchester, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Recreation,
  • Civilization,
  • Working class,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]-256) and index.

Book details

StatementRobert James
SeriesStudies in popular culture, Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
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LC ClassificationsHD8390 .J35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24918884M
ISBN 100719080258
ISBN 109780719080258
LC Control Number2011286060
OCLC/WorldCa671702053

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