THE STRUGGLE FOR EUROPE
Laurie Taylor talks to William I. Hitchcock, the american author of a new history of Europe. William I. Hitchcok reflects on the US's changing perceptions of Europe since World War II and recalls how, ten years ago, he found himself in a unique position within American academia when he decided to specialise in contemporary European history. Hitchcock believes that Europe's recent history and development has been little short of revolutionary and yet it's a revolution that's gone largely unnoticed across the Atlantic.
CAR BOOT SALES, SECOND-HAND MARKETS
Laurie Taylor investigates the glamour of the 'previously owned' as he explores the routes clothes and other small objects of desire take from new to second hand to rubbish to collectible. Laurie talks to Professor Louise Crewe, from the University of Nottingham, and Nicky Gregson from the University of Sheffield, authors of a six year study into second hand markets. The study explores where all the stuff comes from, who buys it and why and finds out why these second-hand worlds have become such a feature of 21st century life.
The Struggle for Europe: The History of the Continent Since 1945
by William I. Hitchcock
(Profile Books ISBN: 1861972334)
William I. Hitchock teaches history and international relations at Wellesley College, Massachusetts
106 Central Street
BBC News: Europe
Second Hand Cultures
by Nicky Gregson and Louise Crewe
(Berg Publishers ISBN: 1859736726 - March 2003)
University of Nottingham
School of Geography
tel: 0115 951 5428
University of Sheffield
Department of Geography
Tel: 0114 222 7900
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