Britishness since 1870

Britishness since 1870

by Paul Ward
     
 

What does it mean to be British? It is now recognized that being British is not innate, static or permanent, but that national identities within Britain are constantly constructed and reconstructed. Britishness since 1870 examines this definition and redefinition of the British national identity since the 1870s.

Paul Ward argues that British national

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Overview

What does it mean to be British? It is now recognized that being British is not innate, static or permanent, but that national identities within Britain are constantly constructed and reconstructed. Britishness since 1870 examines this definition and redefinition of the British national identity since the 1870s.

Paul Ward argues that British national identity is a resilient force, and looks at how Britishness has adapted to changing circumstances.

Taking a thematic approach, Britishness since 1870 examines the forces that have contributed to a sense of Britishness, and considers how Britishness has been mediated by other identities such as class, gender, region, ethnicity and the sense of belonging to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415220170
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
511,632
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Being British
1. Monarchy and Empire
2. Gender and National Identity
3. Rural, Urban and Regional Britishness
4. Spare Time
5. Politicians, Parties and National Identity
6. A New Way of Being British
7. Outer Britain
Conclusion

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