The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor ...

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Overview

British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521683463
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Higgins is Lecturer in English and Journalism at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

Clarissa Smith is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Art, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, UK.

John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors vii

Chronology xi

Introduction: modern British culture Michael Higgins Clarissa Smith John Storey 1

1 Becoming British John Storey 12

2 Language developments in British English David Crystal 26

3 Schooling and culture Ken Jones 42

4 The changing character of political communications John Street 62

5 Contemporary Britain and its regions John Tomaney 79

6 Contemporary British cinema Sarah Street 96

7 Contemporary British fiction Patricia Waugh 115

8 Contemporary British poetry Alex Goody 137

9 Theatre in modern British culture Michael Mangan 154

10 Contemporary British television Jane Arthurs 171

11 British art in the twenty-first century Valerie Reardon 189

12 British fashion Caroline Evans 208

13 Sport in contemporary Britain Ellis Cashmore 225

14 British sexual cultures Clarissa Smith 244

15 British popular music, popular culture and exclusivity Sheila Whiteley 262

16 British newspapers today Michael Higgins 279

17 The struggle for ethno-religious equality in Britain: the place of the Muslim community Tariq Modood 296

Guide to further reading 314

Index 317

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