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The Resource The Edinburgh festivals : culture and society in postwar Britain, Angela Bartie, (electronic resource)

The Edinburgh festivals : culture and society in postwar Britain, Angela Bartie, (electronic resource)

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The Edinburgh festivals : culture and society in postwar Britain
Title
The Edinburgh festivals
Title remainder
culture and society in postwar Britain
Statement of responsibility
Angela Bartie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Edinburgh Festival is the world’s largest arts festival. It has also been the site of numerous ‘culture wars’ since it began in 1947. Key debates that took place across the western world about the place of culture in society, the practice and significance of the arts, censorship, the role of organised religion, and meanings of morality were all reflected in contest over culture in the Festival City. The Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama sought to use culture to bolster European civilisation, for which it was considered for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. The Church saw culture as a ‘weapon of enlightenment’, the labour movement as a ‘weapon in the struggle’, and the new generation of artistic entrepreneurs who came to the fore in the 1960s as a means of challenge and provocation, resulting in high profile controversies like the nudity trial of 1963 and the furore over a play about bestiality in 1967. These ideas - conservative and liberal, elite and diverse, traditional and avant-garde – all clashed every August in Edinburgh, making the Festival City an effective lens for exploring major changes in culture and society in post-war Britain. This book explores the ‘culture wars’ of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza."--
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Bartie, Angela
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Performing arts festivals
  • Social change
Label
The Edinburgh festivals : culture and society in postwar Britain, Angela Bartie, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9780748670314/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The cultural resort of Europe: the creation of the Festival, c. 1944-1947 -- Cultural challenge: the creation of a 'fringe', 1947-1955 -- Convergence of cultures: new developments in the arts, 1956-1962 -- Culture and (im)morality: the year of the happening, 1963 -- Cultural explosion: the arts and moral conflict in Edinburgh in the high sixties, 1964-1967 -- Cultural crisis? Protest and reaction, 1968-1970 -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. List of Lord Provosts/Edinburgh Festival Society chairs and festival artistic directors, 1947-1970 -- Appendix 2. Short biographies of oral history interviewees
  • Introduction -- The cultural resort of Europe: the creation of the festival, c. 1944-1947 -- Cultural challenge: the creation of 'fringe', 1947-1955 -- Convergence of cultures: new developments in the arts, 1956-1962 -- Culture and (im)morality: the year of the happening, 1963 -- Cultural explosion: the arts and moral conflict in Edinburgh in the high sixties, 1964-1967 --Cultural crisis? Protest and reaction, 1968-1970 -- Conclusion -- Appendices: 1. List of lord provosts/ Edinburgh festival society chairs and festival artistic directors, 1947-1970 -- 2. Short biographies of oral history interviewees sources and select bibliography
Control code
CR9780748670314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780748670314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097144485
Label
The Edinburgh festivals : culture and society in postwar Britain, Angela Bartie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9780748670314/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The cultural resort of Europe: the creation of the Festival, c. 1944-1947 -- Cultural challenge: the creation of a 'fringe', 1947-1955 -- Convergence of cultures: new developments in the arts, 1956-1962 -- Culture and (im)morality: the year of the happening, 1963 -- Cultural explosion: the arts and moral conflict in Edinburgh in the high sixties, 1964-1967 -- Cultural crisis? Protest and reaction, 1968-1970 -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. List of Lord Provosts/Edinburgh Festival Society chairs and festival artistic directors, 1947-1970 -- Appendix 2. Short biographies of oral history interviewees
  • Introduction -- The cultural resort of Europe: the creation of the festival, c. 1944-1947 -- Cultural challenge: the creation of 'fringe', 1947-1955 -- Convergence of cultures: new developments in the arts, 1956-1962 -- Culture and (im)morality: the year of the happening, 1963 -- Cultural explosion: the arts and moral conflict in Edinburgh in the high sixties, 1964-1967 --Cultural crisis? Protest and reaction, 1968-1970 -- Conclusion -- Appendices: 1. List of lord provosts/ Edinburgh festival society chairs and festival artistic directors, 1947-1970 -- 2. Short biographies of oral history interviewees sources and select bibliography
Control code
CR9780748670314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780748670314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097144485

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