Aftermath, Austerity and Affluence: Politics, Culture and Society in Britain 1945 to 1958
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During this period, the challenges faced by Britain in 1945 and subsequent post-war austerity gradually gave way to growing affluence. This course explores major political, economic and imperial and foreign policy issues, together with aspects of daily life, leisure, popular culture, education and belief. Topics covered include key social and industrial policies, notably the expansion of the welfare state and mixed economy, decolonisation and the growth of and reaction to multiculturalism. Also considered are developments in transport, communications and the Arts as well as technology in the home, the beginnings of modern youth culture and the 1951 Festival of Britain. Memorabilia welcome.