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WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins by addressing the question of whether the loss of imperial power and the end of empire hade any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945. It then ... More


Shanghailanders and Others: British Communities in China, 1843–1957

Robert Bickers

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores what the study of the 30,000 British residents (c.1935) of China and Hong Kong suggests about the identity of such British communities overseas, how they crafted particular ... More


How Do People in England Want to Be Governed?

John Curtice

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The advent of devolution in Scotland and Wales might have been expected to stimulate increased public support for devolution for England, not least because of a heightened sense of English identity. ... More


To Be or Not to be British

Nahid Afrose Kabir

in Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641338
eISBN:
9780748653232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641338.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

British national identity or ‘Britishness’ has been defined as possessing fluent English skills, loyalty to Britain, integration with the wider community, belief in democracy, acceptance of equal ... More


Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Wendy Webster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and what it means to be ... More


Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

G.A. Bremner and Jonathan Conlin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Edward Augustus Freeman (1823–92) was one of the founding fathers of the discipline of academic history in Britain, known to medievalists in particular on account of his multi-volume History of the ... More


W(h)ither the Union? Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Twenty-first Century

David McCrone

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues that Britain in 1900 was neither a state nor a nation. It also claims that ‘the scale of grievances in Scotland…is simply not sufficient’ to endanger the union and ‘if anything’ ... More


The survival of the Scots union, 1707–1997

Alvin Jackson

in The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593996
eISBN:
9780191731419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the longevity of the union state in Scotland. The Anglo-Scots union has thrived on the strength of a great range of relationships and institutions, spreading its roots and its ... More


Scotland and the Monarchy in the Twentieth Century

Richard J. Finlay

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that Queen Victoria had a talent for interpreting and manipulating history, adopting national identities and evoking a significant response. It also discusses the English ... More


A Distinctive Scottish Voice? Identities, Values and Attitudes

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh, and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638994
eISBN:
9780748652891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers some of the underlying forces that could have helped undermine support for the Union. Perhaps, the creation of the Scottish Parliament has influenced people's sense of national ... More


National identity and Britishness

Robert F. Dewey

in British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63: The Anti-Marketeers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078712
eISBN:
9781781702147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078712.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the construction of British identities and the patriotic dimensions of the anti-Market discourse. It argues that while post-war nationalism is generally conceptualised as the ... More


Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Nahid A Kabir

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641338
eISBN:
9780748653232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641338.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity through social constructs — ... More


Recruiting in the British Isles for mainland European armies

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the Thirty Years War, continental European armies recruited extensively in the British Isles, with religious allegiance often determining which army a recruit served in. Impressment was ... More


Mass Perceptions of National Identity: Evidence from Survey Data

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter evaluates survey data to outline how individuals, when aggregated, conceive of their national identity, and what criteria of national membership they impose to determine who can, and ... More


The Changing Sense of Scotland: the Political Employment of National Identity

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter illustrates how the nationalist–unionist issue has changed over the last forty years in Scottish politics. The manifesto content analysis indicates the changing employment of a sense of ... More


“Jolly proud you are a Britisher:” empire and identity, 1923–39

Thomas Hajkowski

in The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the key role of the BBC in fostering a culture of imperialism from the 1920s to the eve of the Second World War. The broadcast of The Four Feathers revealed several aspects of ... More


De Quincey's Imperial Systems

in British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas De Quincey imagines the British mail system during the Napoleonic Wars as an organ spreading British identity from a single, central point across the countryside. As ... More


Inheritable Blood and the Imperial Body Politic

Brooke N. Newman

in A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300225556
eISBN:
9780300240979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225556.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 6 draws together the major strands of proslavery thought articulated during the eras of abolition and amelioration, from roughly the 1780s through the 1820s. It argues that abolitionist ... More


Ruptures and Disrupters: The Photographic Landscapes of Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhimji as Revisionist History of Great Britain

Kimberli Gant

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Kimberly Gant’s essay “Ruptures and Disruptures: The Photographic landscape of Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhjimji as Revisionist History of Great Britain,” underscores the importance of the emergence ... More


Silent landscapes: rural settings, national identity and British silent cinema

Andrew Higson

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From Hepworth’s scenics in the late 1890s and early 1900s to the heritage films of the last couple of decades, the representation of a particular version of traditional, rural England has been ... More


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