Britain After Empire: Constructing a Post-War Political-Cultural Project

Britain After Empire: Constructing a Post-War Political-Cultural Project

by P. Preston

Hardcover(2014)

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Overview

Through compelling analysis of popular culture, high culture and elite designs in the years following the end of the Second World War, this book explores how Britain and its people have come to terms with the loss of prestige stemming from the decline of the British Empire. The result is a volume that offers new ideas on what it is to be 'British'.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137023827
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/22/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

P. W. Preston has taught comparative politics in a number of universities in Europe and East Asia and has published widely on topics related to these two regions. His most recent concerns have been with the ways in which collective memories of violence find expression in contemporary politics both in Europe and East Asia.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgement 1. After the Empire 2. Foundation Myths 3. Grand Designs 4. Making Enemies 5. Voices of Complaint 6. Patrician Retreat 7. Affluence Attained 8. Corporate World 9. Bullshit Industries 10. Familiar Utopias 11. Continuing Britain Bibliography Index

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