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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This book will not ignore the persistent challenges to the state in the United
Kingdom since 1870, but it will argue that ... of an idealised form of behaviour
suggested by Haseler when he argued that 'Real middle classes are radical and
It was, as Robbins has argued, a blend of other national and regional identities,
and as Colley has argued, an identity that in other ways existed above these
identities.36 Robert Colls' argument is that such multiple identities in the United ...
The Fabian Society refused to declare itself against war in South Africa in 1899-
1902, and went on to establish the Fabian Colonial Research Bureau in 1940
which argued that Africa should be developed economically and socially, but
John Torrence argued that, "The Empire has become the Commonwealth. ... and
such a view was continued in the late 1960s by the small group who argued for a
trans-Celtic revolution, as they invoked 'the final and irrevocable collapse of the ...
The impact of that war on national identity and masculinity was profound, and it
has been argued that in the interwar years the nation (and Empire) were
feminised or domesticated. Hence the challenge posed to masculinity and its
version of ...
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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?