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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press (18 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719083664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719083662
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 729,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adrian Horn is a Design and Cultural Historian and writer of historical fiction. His intention is to bring to life past events and to give a voice to those who are no longer in a position to do so.

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Richard Hoggart believed that the juke box was a harbinger of all the worst features of American mass culture. Using a range of primary and secondary sources, from the trade press of the music industry to memoirs and interviews, and drawing on an established sociological and historical literature on postwar youth cultures, Adrian Horn has produced an innovative and scholarly work. He charts the cultural impact of juke boxes in Britain in meticulous detail, and sheds much needed light also on the cultural worlds of 'the juke box boys' and youth cafes of postwar Britain.' -- David Fowler, University of Cambridge.

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Bernadette Whelan is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By l winson on 23 Oct 2014
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The book gave me an apprecation of the influence jukeboxes had on young people in the 40s and 50s . A useful book in understanding the British approach to leisure time in those times
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