Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness

Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness

by Dana Arnold
     
 

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Considers how notions of Britishness were constructed and promoted through architecture, landscape, painting, sculpture and literature. Maps important moments in the self-conscious evolution of the idea of 'nation' against a broad cultural historical framework. An important addition to the field of postcolonial studies as it looks at how British identity creation

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Considers how notions of Britishness were constructed and promoted through architecture, landscape, painting, sculpture and literature. Maps important moments in the self-conscious evolution of the idea of 'nation' against a broad cultural historical framework. An important addition to the field of postcolonial studies as it looks at how British identity creation affected those living in England - most study in this area has thus far focused on the effect of such identity creation upon the colonial subject. Broad appeal due to wide subject matter covered. Examines just how 'constructed' a national identity is - past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719067693
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
04/17/2004
Series:
Studies in Imperialism
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.46(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Meet the Author

Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History, University of Southampton and Director of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism

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