The Idea of English Ethnicity / Edition 1

The Idea of English Ethnicity / Edition 1

by Robert J. C. Young
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405101296

ISBN-13: 9781405101295

Pub. Date: 02/04/2008

Publisher: Wiley

In this major contribution to debates about English identity, leading theorist Robert J.C. Young argues that Englishness was never really about England at all. In the nineteenth century, it was rather developed as a form of long-distance identity for the English diaspora around the world. Young shows how the effects of this continue to reverberate today, nationally

Overview

In this major contribution to debates about English identity, leading theorist Robert J.C. Young argues that Englishness was never really about England at all. In the nineteenth century, it was rather developed as a form of long-distance identity for the English diaspora around the world. Young shows how the effects of this continue to reverberate today, nationally and globally.

  • Written by an internationally established theorist, whose work has been translated into 20 languages
  • Shows how potent the idea of Englishness is
  • Helps to explain why the UK continues to act as if it has a ‘special relationship’ to the US
  • Helps to explain why the UK is so successfully multicultural
  • Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405101295
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: Exodus.

1. Saxonism.

2. ‘New Theory of Race: Saxon v. Celt’.

3. Moral and Philosophical Anatomy.

4. The Times vs. the Celts.

5. Matthew Arnold’s Critique of ‘Englishism’.

6. ‘A Vaster England’: The Anglo-Saxon.

7. ‘England Round the World’.

8. Englishness: England and Nowhere.

Notes.

Index

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