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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In this book I examine the definition and redefinition of national identities within
the United Kingdom since the 1870s. This period embraces the 'new' imperialism
from the 1870s onwards, around which conservative political forces constructed ...
He points out that more Liberals than Conservatives were involved in aiding the
monarchy's rise to the centre of national identity.-1 Frank Prochaska sees the
development of the monarch's popularity as a result of the interplay of the royal ...
Constitutionally conservative, the British Labour Party was perfectly happy to
cohabit with the monarchy. Martin Pugh has stressed the strength of monarchism
in the Labour Party, seeing the party's adaptation to Conservatism as aiding its
In 1 906, the Liberals took their revenge on the Conservatives' attempts to forge
imperial unity around tariff reform. It was widely believed that duties on non-
imperial goods would raise the price of foodstuffs. Here, it seemed, was an
election in ...
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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?