Wiener, Martin J.

English culture and the decline of the industrial spirit, 1850-1980 / Martin J. Wiener. - 2nd ed., new ed. - Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004. - xviii, 217 p. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-209) and index.

The Janus face of modern English culture --
Victorian society : accommodation and absorption --
A counterrevolution of values --
The "English way of life"? --
The wrong path? --
Images and politics --
The gentrification of the industrialist --
An overview and an assessment --
British retardation --
the limits of economic explanation.

Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English ambivalence to modern industrial society.



0521843766 0521604796 (pbk.)

2004052117


Industrialization--History--England--19th century.
Industrialization--History--England--20th century.
Industries--History--England--19th century.
Industries--History--England--20th century.
Industries--Social aspects--England.


England--Civilization--19th century.
England--Civilization--20th century.

DA533 / .W59 2004

942.08 WIE / 2004

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