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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1 The apparent stability of the United Kingdom across much of the twentieth
century has made its current 'crisis' appear profound. Being British is no longer
seen as innate, static and permanent. Indeed, it is seen as under threat. In this
book I ...
At the end of the twentieth century the Prince of Wales's Charities handed out £
1,367,230 in a single year and the involvement in AIDS charities by Princess
Diana brought much praise. Prochaska 's conclusion about the 1920s and 1930s,
Women's proper sphere was private: home, hearth and domestic responsibilities.
1 'Separate spheres' has always been an inadequate characterisation of
women's (and men's) roles in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British society,
but most ...
As Joanna Bourke has pointed out, at the beginning of the twentieth century, 22
per cent of men between 1 7 and 40 years old had some experience of military
service, and between 1916 and 1918 and 1939 and 1963, young men were
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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?