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UKIP, Brexit and the Disruptive Political Potential of English National Identity

Robert Ford and Maria Sobolewska

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/9780197266465.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The defining feature of English national identity for many decades was its absence in politics. This has changed with the mobilisation of a particular strain of English national identity. It was not ... More


An absorptive patria

Arthur Aughey

in The Politics of Englishness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068720
eISBN:
9781781701300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068720.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers a legend of integration, a narrative that may be said to constitute the English answer to problems of stable governance. It comments on Krishnan Kumar's The Making of English ... More


Nations into Persons

Jeffrey Knapp

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the means by which Elizabethan writers characterized English national identity as “motley” or a mixture of many other cultures, languages, and peoples. It argues that writers ... More


Transnational productions of Englishness: South Africa in the post-imperial metropole

Laura Chrisman

in Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The transformation of English national identity began with Margaret Thatcher's 1979 government. The contemporary production of Englishness became, and continues to be, labour intensive, because ... More


Shakespeare’s Princes of Wales: English Identity and the Welsh Connection

Marisa R. Cull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716198
eISBN:
9780191784354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

This book spotlights the surprising abundance of princes of Wales—English and Welsh alike—appearing onstage in the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In drawing our attention to the oft-overlooked ... More


Introduction: Chastity and the Question of Value

Katherine Gillen

in Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction demonstrates that chastity discourse resonates strongly with commercial discourses about currency, commodities, and value. It mines mercantile tracts, conduct books, and writings ... More


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