Hubble, Nick, Mass-Observation and Everyday Life: Culture, History, Theory (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

A critical historical account, written from the theoretical perspective of everyday life, of the social-research organisation founded in 1937 by Tom Harrisson, Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge. The book situates the co-founders amongst the technically-minded professionals that George Orwell described as most at home in the classless mass society emerging in Britain during the late 1930s and goes on to chart the true extent and significance of Mass-Observation, with its unique formula of observation of the masses by the masses for the masses, in the formation of postwar Britain.

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