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Cathy come home: why it is still relevant 50 years on and why the world needs people like Ken Loach

Daniel, Ronda (2016) Cathy come home: why it is still relevant 50 years on and why the world needs people like Ken Loach. Researching Sociology (02 Aug 2016). Website.

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TV play Cathy Come Home was broadcast for the first time in 1966. Why, in 2016, is it still relevant? With Stand By Me playing in the background, the play begins with Cathy and Reg Ward, a happy couple, dreaming about their future. We are then taken through scenes of their wedding, their new modern home and an antenatal class. Suddenly, Reg is injured at work- their discussions turn to life insurance, money, savings, what they can afford. We are then told facts and figures from the 1960s London housing crisis.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 09:29
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 00:17

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