Britishness since 1870
What does it mean to be British? It is now recognized that being British is not innate, static or permanent, but that national identities within Britain are constantly constructed and reconstructed. Britishness since 1870 examines this definition and redefinition of the British national identity since the 1870s.
Paul Ward argues that British national identity is a resilient force, and looks at how Britishness has adapted to changing circumstances.
Taking a thematic approach, Britishness since 1870 examines the forces that have contributed to a sense of Britishness, and considers how Britishness has been mediated by other identities such as class, gender, region, ethnicity and the sense of belonging to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
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the monarchy in Britain. William H. Kuhn has usefully criticised Cannadine's
approach, pointing out the wider involvement than a narrow range of elite figures
in the invention of tradition. He points out that more Liberals than Conservatives ...
Virginia Woolf in the late 1930s described the family life of Britain's monarchy as
a 'domestic paradise', and if family life could be represented as so fulfilling then
so could belonging to the national family.48 Overcoming divisions: nation, ...
... of politics in Britain, but it has never been a very strong growth. In the 1870s the
absence from public life of Queen Victoria, who remained in extended mourning
for Albert, did allow criticism of monarchy to emerge briefly into the limelight.
In the wake of the Suez reverse, if not necessarily because of it, Britain
decolonised in earnest. Between 1960 and 1964 numerous independent African
nations were created from Britain's former empire. By the end of the decade,
Britain had ...
... This chapter therefore seeks to examine the intersections between gender and
national identities in Britain since 1870. It does so by examining the gendered
nature of the nation, but also of the roles assigned to men and women within it.
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The First World War
Between the wars
British Fascism and Communism
Patriotism and politics in the peoples war
The politics of European identity
A new way of being British ethnicity and Britishness
Continuities and varieties before 1945
Women in Ireland Scotland and Wales
The impact of the Great War
Gender and Britishness in the Second World War
Gender race and home in postwar Britain
Rural urban and regional Britishness
Finding the core of the nation
Sport nation and Empire
Sport and nation in Scotland Wales and Ireland
Regional and local identities in British sport
Race sport and identity
Going on holiday
Resisting the Americanisation of culture
Politicians parties and national identity
The Second World War and the national community
Numbers and the other in affluent Britain
the politics of exclusion
Black and Asian identities in the UK
Holding together or pulling apart?
Ireland and Northern Ireland
The end of Britain?