The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

by Michael Higgins
     
 

British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. This Companion 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

Overview

British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. This Companion 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521683463
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2010
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.

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

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

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