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Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left James Curran

Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left

James Curran

Published July 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780748619177
Paperback
316 pages
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Culture Wars charts the battle between two generations, one shaped by the immediate post-war period and the other by the cultural revolt of the 1960s. It was a clash that first exploded into life in the 1980s, when the Conservative press andMoreCulture Wars charts the battle between two generations, one shaped by the immediate post-war period and the other by the cultural revolt of the 1960s. It was a clash that first exploded into life in the 1980s, when the Conservative press and government ridiculed radical young councillors as the loony left, and turned them into the pariahs of contemporary politics. This cultural victory proved shortlived. The values and political agenda of the urban left made significant advances in the 1990s and 2000s when the sixties generation moved into positions of power. For the social sciences, it documents how the rise of women, immigration, gay liberation and concern about the environment were mediated,