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Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl Simon Gunn

Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl

Simon Gunn

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780304361397
Hardcover
191 pages
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The rise of the English middle class from the mid-19th century onwards is one of the great untold stories of social history. Many of the most profound cultural changes of the 20th century - the rise of concepts like professionalism, privacy,MoreThe rise of the English middle class from the mid-19th century onwards is one of the great untold stories of social history. Many of the most profound cultural changes of the 20th century - the rise of concepts like professionalism, privacy, respectability, consumerism, the centrality of home - were driven by the inexorable expansion of the suburban middle class. The original BBC2 series (broadcast in early 2001) combined interviews from over 50 people telling their own stories with comment and analysis by prominent historians and sociologists. The book shares its structure but explores the subject in much greater depth.