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In over 970 alphabetically arranged entries, this single-volume encyclopedia examines both high and popular culture in the UK, and encompasses everything British--from architecture to pubs to film to internet to the monarchy. This unique encyclopedia casts its net over the whole range of British contemporary life. Entries range from short biographical synopses of the careers of key individuals to longer overview articles exploring the main issues within contemporary cultural debates. Bringing together subjects rarely found in one volume, the Encyclopedia defines "culture" in its broadest sense, with entries including:

Asian Press; BBC; Black Theatre; Michael Caine; Carnaby Street; Channel 4; Jasper Conran; Daniel Day-Lewis; Drink in Britain; FA Cup; Fantasy Football; Fashion (90s); Food; Football; Gay and Lesbian Culture; Glenda Jackson; Stanley Kubrick; Labour Party; Lucian Freud; Monarchy; Musicals; Notting Hill Carnival; Nick Park; Pop Art; Dennis Potter; Raves; The Rushdie Affair; and much more. The comprehensive system of cross-referencing and thematic contents list help readers to identify entries from particular fields. Students, travelers, journalists and general readers will find this an invaluable reference source on contemporary British life.

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