Completely amended and updated to include cultural events since 1997, this very welcome second edition is the complete introduction to culture and arts in Britain today. Exploring issues such as language, the novel and poetry, theatre, TV, and radio, David Christopher takes a factual approach and investigates the key movements of British culture, setting them in a clear, historical context.
Extensively illustrated and incredibly student friendly, the chapters focus on key themes including politics, the media and language, with emphasis on outstanding artists in each area, and it strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.
This exciting new edition includes:
* a more in-depth analysis of films and novels
* extended analyses of the subjects for students new to British culture
* fully updated chapters
* two brand new chapters on sport and print media
* merged chapters on art and sculpture, and architecture.
* discussion of recent cultural events such as the building of the London Gherkin, and the phenomenon of Harry Potter novels. For all students of cultural studies and modern Britain, from beginners to postgraduates, this is an absolute must-read.</P>