British Cultural Studies: Geography, Nationality, and Identity

Paperback | July 15, 2001

EditorDavid Morley, Kevin Robins

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British Cultural Studies includes over thirty essays written by expert contributors, covering almost every aspect of culture and identity in Britain today and addressing the current transformations of British culture and identity in the context of globalization. The opening section of the bookdeals with different conceptions of Britishness and identity, including English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Asian and Black British identities. Section Two then analyses the interplay between tradition and heritage in contemporary culture, whilst the final section looks at the world of lifestylegroups, subcultures, and cultural politics and the way in which they have come in many ways to substitute for notions of Britishness.

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British Cultural Studies includes over thirty essays written by expert contributors, covering almost every aspect of culture and identity in Britain today and addressing the current transformations of British culture and identity in the context of globalization. The opening section of the bookdeals with different conceptions of British...

David Morley is at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Kevin Robins is at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:538 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198742061

ISBN - 13:9780198742067

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Table of Contents

David Morley and Kevin Robins: Introduction: The National Culture in its New Global ContextSection I How British is it? Geographies of Identity1. Catherine Hall: British Cultural Identities and the Legacy of Empire2. Krishan Kumar: 'Englishness' and English National Identity3. Jim Pines: Rituals and Representations of Black 'Britishness'4. Tariq Modood: British Asian Identities: Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New5. Kevin Davey: No Longer 'Ourselves Alone' in Northern Ireland6. David McCrone: Scotland and the Union: Changing Identities in the British State7. John Osmond: Welsh Politics in the New Millennium8. Peter J. Taylor: Which Britain? Which England? Which North?9. Alun Howkins: Rurality and English Identity10. Bill Schwarz: Britain, America, and EuropeSection II: When Will We Be Modern? Culture, Tradition, and Heritage11. Linda Mugglestone: 'Proper English' and the Politics of Standard Speech12. Steve Bruce: Religious Culture in Contemporary Britain13. David Chaney: The Mediated Monarchy14. Nick Couldry: Everyday Royal Celebrity15. Ken Worpole: Cartels and Lotteries: Heritage and Cultural Policy in Britain16. Andrew Higson: Heritage Cinema and Television17. John Corner: Television and Culture: Duties and Pleasures18. David Hesmondhalgh: British Popular Music and National Identity19. Rosemary Betterton: 'Young British Art' in the 1990's20. Bernard Sharratt: Writing BritainsSection III: In the Place of Britishness? Lifestyles, Subcultures, and Cultural Politics21. Philip Crang and Peter Jackson: Geographies of Consumption22. Linda McDowell: Changing Cultures of Work: Employment, Gender, and Lifestyle23. Angela McRobbie: Good Girls, Bad Girls? Female Success and the New Meritocracy24. Sean Nixon: Resignifying Masculinity: From 'New Man' to 'New Lad'25. Ken Plummer: Gay Cultures / Straight Borders26. Alan Tomlinson: Sport, Leisure, and Style27. David Sibley: The Control of Space: Travellers, Youth, and Drug Cultures28. Linda Merricks: Green Politics: Animal Rights, Vegetarianism, and Naturism29. Graham Murdock: Against Enclosure: Rethinking the Virtual Commons30. Steven Driver and Luke Martell: Blair and 'Britishness'Kevin Robins: Endnote: To London: The City Beyond the NationSusan Bassnett: AfterwordChronologyIndex

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"This book provides a stimulating and at times contentious overview of identity issues in modern Britain.... British Cultural Studies offers a valuable introduction to the vexing problems surrounding identity in Britain, its historical development, and the debates it continues to provoke among politicians, cultural producers, and scholars."--Albion