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The Resource The idea of Englishness : English culture, national identity and social thought, by Krishan Kumar

The idea of Englishness : English culture, national identity and social thought, by Krishan Kumar

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The idea of Englishness : English culture, national identity and social thought
Title
The idea of Englishness
Title remainder
English culture, national identity and social thought
Statement of responsibility
by Krishan Kumar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ideas of Englishness, and of the English nation, have become a matter of renewed interest in recent years as a result of threats to the integrity of the United Kingdom and the perceived rise of that unusual thing, English nationalism. Interrogating the idea of an English nation, and of how that might compare with other concepts of nationhood, this book enquires into the origins of English national identity, partly by questioning the assumption of its long-standing existence. It investigates the role of the British empire - the largest empire in world history - in the creation of English and British identities, and the results of its disappearance. Considering the 'myths of the English' - the ideas and images that the English and others have constructed about their history and their sense of themselves as a people - the distinctiveness of English social thought (in comparison with that of other nations), the relationship between English and British identity and the relationship of Englishness to Europe, this wide-ranging, comparative and historical approach to understanding the particular nature of Englishness and English national identity, will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural studies and history with interests in English and British national identity and debates about England's future place in the United Kingdom.--
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Provided by Publisher
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1942-
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Kumar, Krishan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • National characteristics, English
  • Nationalism
  • Imperialism
  • England
Label
The idea of Englishness : English culture, national identity and social thought, by Krishan Kumar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Englishness and English national identity -- Empire and English nationalism -- English and French national identity: comparisons and contrasts -- Britain, England, and Europe: cultures in contraflow -- Negotiating English identity: Englishness, Britishness, and the future of the United Kingdom -- When was the English nation? -- Empire, nation, and national identities -- Sociology and the Englishness of English social theory -- 1066 and all that: myths of the English -- William Morris and Englishness
Control code
FIEb17783227
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781472461957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)921141296
Label
The idea of Englishness : English culture, national identity and social thought, by Krishan Kumar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Englishness and English national identity -- Empire and English nationalism -- English and French national identity: comparisons and contrasts -- Britain, England, and Europe: cultures in contraflow -- Negotiating English identity: Englishness, Britishness, and the future of the United Kingdom -- When was the English nation? -- Empire, nation, and national identities -- Sociology and the Englishness of English social theory -- 1066 and all that: myths of the English -- William Morris and Englishness
Control code
FIEb17783227
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781472461957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)921141296

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