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English Nationalism in Historical Perspective

Michael Kenny

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/9780197266465.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter proposes that much current talk of ‘English nationalism’ and its role in the vote for Brexit in 2016 is either empirically misinformed or conceptually misleading. Instead it proposes a ... More


Varieties of Nationalism in Scotland and England

Anthony Heath and Shawna Smith

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/9780197263310.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows that there is an inevitable asymmetry in the very nature and character of Scottish and English nationalism. In particular, it tries to examine the nature of unionism and ... More


John Bull in Covent Garden

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the role of theatre in helping shape and sustain English nationalism, and contains an analysis of how concerns about patriotism or the English identity influenced the disorder ... 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


The Politics of English Nationhood

Michael Kenny

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199608614
eISBN:
9780191775208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This volume supplies a comprehensive overview of evidence and arguments relating to the revival of Englishness, and explores its political ramifications and dimensions. It examines the difficulties ... More


‘Ye English warriors’: radical nationalism and the true patriot

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Radicalism and nationalism would appear to be unlikely bedfellows, given that they tend to be placed on opposite ends of the political spectrum; yet this section demonstrates how many of the radical ... More


Introduction: England as an Imagined Community—Myths, Ideas, and Politics

Michael Kenny

in The Politics of English Nationhood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199608614
eISBN:
9780191775208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter supplies an overview of the contents of the book. It also identifies the influence and interpretative limitations of various clichés and canards about the English, and assesses the ... More


Answering ‘the English Question’: Party Politics, Public Policy, and the Nationalist Fringe

Michael Kenny

in The Politics of English Nationhood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199608614
eISBN:
9780191775208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 5 charts the responses of the two main political parties to the English question, which was posed with increasing frequency and feeling in the wake of Labour’s devolution legislation. The ... More


Conclusions: Reconfiguring the Politics of English Nationhood

Michael Kenny

in The Politics of English Nationhood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199608614
eISBN:
9780191775208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The concluding chapter rehearses the principal arguments set out in each of the preceding chapters. It focuses on the question of why English nationalism has not developed as a mass phenomenon in ... More


Analysing England

Ailsa Henderson

in Englishness: The Political Force Transforming Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870784
eISBN:
9780191913389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870784.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Finally, Chapter 8 focuses on the analytical challenges posed by English nationalism. We explore how the academic literature on nationalism helps us better to understand the politicized English ... More


Power and Knowledge: English Nationalism and the Mediation of Kant in England

in Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237945
eISBN:
9781846313936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237945.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Thomas De Quincey's criticisms of German philosophy and literature in comparison with Coleridge's, and shows the similar ideological constraints that operate on De Quincey's ... More


Inflation, democracy, and populism

Thomas Docherty

in The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526132741
eISBN:
9781526138965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The crisis in higher education is also simultaneously a crisis in constitutional democracies; and the two are intimately linked. The corruption of language that shapes managerialist discourse enables ... More


Newman: St Neot and St Patrick, 1843–46

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Arguing against conventional assumptions, this chapter suggests that far from being a sign of his intellectual immaturity and weakness, Froude’s encounter with Newman through the hagiographical ... More


‘Freeman stand, or freeman die’: liberty and slavery

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The words ‘liberty’ or ‘freedom’ feature in forty-three poems in this collection, indicative of the centrality of this theme to the radical discourse of the day. In an era of almost unprecedented ... More


The ‘Jerusalem’ Joseph

William John Lyons

in Joseph of Arimathea: A Study in Reception History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199695911
eISBN:
9780191773754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses how the idea of Jesus visiting England offers an even more powerful urge to nationalistic fervour than the comparatively mundane story of Joseph of Arimathea bringing ... More


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