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The Making of English National Identity (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)



Why is English national identity so enigmatic and so elusive? Why, unlike the Scots, Welsh, Irish and most of continental Europe, do the English find it so difficult to say who they are? The Making of English National Identity, first published in 2003, is a fascinating exploration of Englishness and what it means to be English. Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory, Krishan Kumar examines the rise of English nationalism and issues of race and ethnicity from earliest times…


The Making Of English National Identity

Pub Date : 2003-03-13 | Author : Krishan Kumar | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521777364
ISBN 13 : 9780521777360

Why is English national identity so enigmatic and so elusive? Why, unlike the Scots, Welsh, Irish and most of continental Europe, do the English find it so difficult to say who the..


Matters Of Culture

Pub Date : 2004-07-22 | Author : Roger Friedland | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521795451
ISBN 13 : 9780521795456

American sociology is in the midst of a cultural turn. Where sociologists once spurned culture, today they embrace and explore it, seeking to understand the construction of social ..


The Soviet Union Federation Or Empire

Pub Date : 2012-06-14 | Author : Tania Raffass | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136296437
ISBN 13 : 1136296433

The Soviet Union is often characterised as nominally a federation, but really an empire, liable to break up when individual federal units, which were allegedly really subordinate c..


Sport And English National Identity In

Pub Date : 2017-02-17 | Author : Tom Gibbons | Publisher : Taylor & Francis

ISBN 10 : 9781317310570
ISBN 13 : 1317310578

Given sport’s centrality in English society, what role does it play in symbolising contemporary English national identity? This comprehensive study explores the complex set of re..


English National Identity And Football Fan Culture

Pub Date : 2016-05-13 | Author : Tom Gibbons | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317142980
ISBN 13 : 1317142985

In recent years, scholars have understood the increasing use of the St George’s Cross by football fans to be evidence of a rise in a specifically ’English’ identity. This has..


Performing Civility

Pub Date : 2015-09-23 | Author : Lisa McCormick | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781316368824
ISBN 13 : 1316368823

Although competitions in classical music have a long history, the number of contests has risen dramatically since the Second World War, all of them aiming to launch young artists' ..


Evil And Human Agency

Pub Date : 2005-12-01 | Author : Arne Johan Vetlesen | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 1139448846
ISBN 13 : 9781139448840

Evil is a poorly understood phenomenon. In this provocative 2005 book, Professor Vetlesen argues that to do evil is to intentionally inflict pain on another human being, against hi..


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