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The mass observers : a history, 1937-1949, James Hinton

Label
The mass observers : a history, 1937-1949
Title
The mass observers
Title remainder
a history, 1937-1949
Statement of responsibility
James Hinton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first full-scale history of Mass-Observation, the independent social research organisation which, between 1937 and 1949, set out to document the attitudes, opinions, and every-day lives of the British people. Through a combination of anthropological fieldwork, opinion surveys, and written testimony solicited from hundreds of volunteers, Mass-Observation created a huge archive of popular life during a tumultuous decade which remains central to British national identity. The social history of these years has been immeasurably enriched by the archive, and extracts from the writings of M-O's volunteers have won a wide and admiring audience. Now James Hinton, whose acclaimed Nine Wartime Lives demonstrated how the intensely personal writing of some of M-O's volunteers could be used to shed light on broader historical issues, has written a wonderfully vivid and evocative account which does justice not only to the two founders whose tempestuous relationship dominated the early years of Mass-Observation, but also to the dozens of creative and imaginative, and until now largely unknown, young enthusiasts whose work helped to keep the show on the road. The history of the organisation itself - the staff, the research methods, the struggle for funding, M-O's characteristic 'voice', and its role in the cultural and political life of the period - are themselves as interesting as any of the themes that the founders set out to document. This long-awaited and deeply researched history corrects and revises much of our existing knowledge of Mass-Observation, opens up new and important perspectives on the organisation, and will be seen as the authoritative account for years to come"--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hinton, James
Dewey number
941.084-J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass-Observation Archive
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Public opinion
  • Great Britain
Label
The mass observers : a history, 1937-1949, James Hinton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Origins. -- Harrisson's worktown. -- Madge's observers. -- Metrop. -- Saving and spending. -- War begins. -- The summer of 1940. -- Blitztown. -- Production. -- Reconstruction. -- Method. -- Interregnum. -- The willcock years. -- Harrisson's return. -- A new regime. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb1717403x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 401 pages
Isbn
9780199671045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016210008
  • (StEdALDL)1/2910666
  • (OCoLC)808415164
Label
The mass observers : a history, 1937-1949, James Hinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Origins. -- Harrisson's worktown. -- Madge's observers. -- Metrop. -- Saving and spending. -- War begins. -- The summer of 1940. -- Blitztown. -- Production. -- Reconstruction. -- Method. -- Interregnum. -- The willcock years. -- Harrisson's return. -- A new regime. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb1717403x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 401 pages
Isbn
9780199671045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016210008
  • (StEdALDL)1/2910666
  • (OCoLC)808415164

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