Smoking in British Popular Culture - Matthew Hilton

Smoking in British Popular Culture

(Autor)

Softcover

304 Seiten

2000

Manchester University Press (Verlag)

978-0-7190-5257-6 (ISBN)

Infos

A history of smoking in British popular culture from the early-19th to the end of the 20th century. It explores the culture of the pipe and cigar in the 19th century, the cigarette's role in the mass market economy of the early 1900s, and the politics of smoking and health since the 1950s.
This book is a concise history of smoking in British popular culture from the early 19th century to the present day. It explores the culture of the pipe and the cigar in the 19th century, the role of the cigarette in the mass market economy of the early 20th century, and the politics of smoking and health since the 1950s. Combining a wide range of historical sources with examples drawn from film and popular literature, it provides a comprehensive social, cultural, and economic history of smoking.

Autor

Matthew Hilton is Lecturer in Social History at the University of Birmingham

Inhalt

Section A: Culture- the pipe and the cigar in Victorian Britain 1. Good companions: bourgeois man and the divine Lady Nicotine 2. Vanity Fair: a panoply of Victorian smokers 3. The evils of smoking in the Victorian anti-tabacco movement Section B: Economy: the cigarette and the mass market in the early twentieth century 4. 'Players Please': the cigrarette and the mass market 5. Man and his Cigarette: masculinity and the mass market 6. Consuming the unrespectable: smoking and femininity 7. Juvenile smoking and 'the feverish anxiety to become a man' Section C: Science - cancer and the politics of smoking since 1950 8. Smoking and health: the medical understanding of tabacco 9. The presentation of medical knowledge in the media 10. 'It never did me any harm': science in culture Conclusion, or 'why lighting up is cool again'.

Produkt-Details

Reihe/Serie Studies in Popular Culture;
Zusatzinfo 1, black & white illustrations
Sprache englisch
Maße 156 x 234 mm
Gewicht 430 g
Themenwelt Geschichte Allgemeine Geschichte Neuzeit (bis 1918)
Geisteswissenschaften Geschichte Regional-/Ländergeschichte
Geschichte Teilgebiete der Geschichte Kulturgeschichte
Sozialwissenschaften Soziologie
ISBN-10 0-7190-5257-2 / 0719052572
ISBN-13 978-0-7190-5257-6 / 9780719052576
Zustand Neuware
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