The Civilization of the Crowd, REV

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Popular culture in England at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution was largely rural; by the end of the 19th century it had become a mainly urban and highly commercialized phenomenon. Throughout, however, popular culture defiantly resisted the attempts of religious and political reformers to make it serious and rational. This text argues, however, that there was no great cultural watershed as industrialization and urbanization proceeded, and stresses the degree to which pre-industrial popular culture was already ...

The Civilization of the Crowd, REV 1999, Sutton Publishing, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750921787

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