The Labour Governments 1964-70, Volume 1: Labour and Cultural Change

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Manchester University Press, 2003 - History - 259 pages
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This book is the first in the new series The Labour governments, 1964-70 and concentrates on Britain's domestic policy during Harold Wilson's tenure as Prime Minister. The book deals, in particular, with how the Labour government and Labour party as a whole tried to come to terms with the 1960s cultural revolution. It is grounded in original research, takes unique account of responses from Labour's grass roots and from Wilson's ministerial colleagues, and constructs a total history of the party at this critical moment in history. Steven Fielding situates Labour in its wider cultural context and focuses on how the party approached issues such as the apparent transformation of the class structure, the changing place of women, rising black immigration, the widening generation gap and increasing calls for direct participation in politics.
 

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Contents

Tables
5
Labours organisational culture
35
Responding to affluence 1
63
Reconciling the classes
86
Appealing to women
113
Integrating black immigrants
139
Instilling responsibility in the young
165
Engaging with participation
191
Conclusion The 1970 general election
217
Bibliography
236
Index
252
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Steven Fielding is a Professor in the School of Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford.

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