A Social History of Twentieth Century Europe

Tomka, Béla
Date published: 
February 2013

A Social History of Twentieth Century Europe offers a systematic overview on major aspects of social life, including population, family and households, social inequalities and mobility, the welfare state, work, consumption and leisure, and urbanization as well as education, religion and culture. Organized in ten thematic chapters, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach, making use of the methods and results of not only history but also sociology, demography, economics and political science. Béla Tomka presents both the diversity and the commonalities of European societies, looking not just to Western European countries but Eastern, Central and Southern European countries too.