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British Cultural Identities

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A book about British cultural identities raises a number of questions: Whose Britain? Whose culture? Whose identity? Do a majority of people in the UK think of themselves as British anyway? This book analyses contemporary British identity from the various and changing ways in which people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by their culture today. Each chapter is clearly structured around key themes, has a timeline of important dates and a list of recent British cultural examples drawn from ...
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Overview

A book about British cultural identities raises a number of questions: Whose Britain? Whose culture? Whose identity? Do a majority of people in the UK think of themselves as British anyway? This book analyses contemporary British identity from the various and changing ways in which people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by their culture today. Each chapter is clearly structured around key themes, has a timeline of important dates and a list of recent British cultural examples drawn from books, films and TV programmes. In addition there is recommended reading, questions and exercises chosen by experienced teachers, and tables and photographs throughout.
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Analyzes contemporary British cultural identity through chapters on place and environment; education; work and leisure; gender, sex and the family; youth culture and age; class and politics; ethnicity and language; religion and heritage. Non-British students of English language and culture will find the information<-->along with timelines of important dates, recent British cultural examples (books, films, television programs), and exercises<-->particularly useful. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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‘Indispensible ... the ideal complement to the introductory texts on Britain.’ – Jürgen Kramer, Dortmund University, Germany

‘A valuable introduction to many aspects of British life.’ - Ovidi Carbonell, University of Salamanca, Spain

‘Exactly the book we’ve been looking for! A non-institution based contemporary introduction to Britain.’ – M. J. J. Nyman, Joensuu, University, Finland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415680752
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction: Britain in the modern world 1
1 Places and peoples: nation and region 35
2 Education, work, and leisure 73
3 Gender, sex, and the family 111
4 Youth culture and style 139
5 Class and politics 175
6 Ethnicity and language 209
7 Religion and heritage 239
Conclusion: Britain towards the future 273
Glossary 293
Index 299
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