David Cannadine Class in Britain

ISBN 13: 9780140249545

Class in Britain

3.19 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140249545: Class in Britain

David Cannadine's unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual and political history and a powerful account of how and why class has shaped British identity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Class in Britain

Review:

"Class," the grocer's daughter Margaret Thatcher once remarked, "is a Communist concept. It groups people as bundles and sets them against one another." The notion of social and economic classes has certainly been a durable one, and it has proven useful to not only Communist theoreticians but also historians and social scientists of all stripes.

Nowhere does the idea of class seem quite so powerful as in Britain, writes London University historian David Cannadine in this engrossing study. Although his fellow historians have largely abandoned class analysis in their work, social distinctions and divisions persist and remain powerful. That historians (notably among them the Marxist scholars E P Thompson and Eric Hobsbawm) and politicians now prefer to disregard those distinctions, Cannadine believes, is the result of "the shift from the traditional preoccupation with people as collective producers to the alternative notion of people as individual consumers"--the triumph, in other words, of market capitalism. Yet, Cannadine continues, it is through the lens of class that Britons "understand and describe their social worlds" and not through other idealised models.

Cannadine examines the work of scholars and political thinkers who have attempted to alter that view, among them Conservative leader Stanley Baldwin, whose "main concern was to change the way the British looked and felt and thought about their society and themselves." However well intentioned, such efforts are doomed to failure, Cannadine argues, and although Tories and Labourites promise a classless society to come, the British view will likely remain class-bound. --Gregory McNamee

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mr David Cannadine
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CP-9780140249545

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mr David Cannadine
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. David Cannadine s unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual and political history and a powerful account of how and why class has shaped British identity. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140249545

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mr David Cannadine
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. David Cannadine s unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual and political history and a powerful account of how and why class has shaped British identity. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140249545

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Cannadine
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801402495450000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cannadine, David (Professor of History a
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140249540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.09
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Cannadine, David (Professor of History a
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140249540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
29.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.40
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cannadine, David (Professor of History a
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN 10: 0140249540 ISBN 13: 9780140249545
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140249540 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1044823

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
57.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30.81
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds