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Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

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ISBN-10: 0199226644

ISBN-13: 9780199226641

Edition: 2007

Authors: Wendy Webster

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Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on metropolitan culture and identity after 1939? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and Englishness, this is a question that has received surprisingly little attention. Drawing on extensive research in the media archive, Wendy Webster's highly readable study investigates popular narratives of nation, and the significance of empire and its legacies in shaping national identity after 1939. What were the tensions and uncertainties involved in defining a post-imperial nation? How did imperial legacies inform questions about who belonged in Britain and debates about race, immigration and nationality?…    
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
The People's Empire and the People's War
The Post-War People's Empire
Coronation Britain
Colonial Wars
Immigration
Elegies for Empire: The Romance of Manliness
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index