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The Resource Singular continuities : tradition, nostalgia, and identity in modern British culture, edited by George K. Behlmer and Fred M. Leventhal

Singular continuities : tradition, nostalgia, and identity in modern British culture, edited by George K. Behlmer and Fred M. Leventhal

Label
Singular continuities : tradition, nostalgia, and identity in modern British culture
Title
Singular continuities
Title remainder
tradition, nostalgia, and identity in modern British culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by George K. Behlmer and Fred M. Leventhal
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the appropriation of the past in modern British culture. Today, at the beginning of a new millennium, the mass media would have us believe that Britain is suffering an identity crisis. If the pundits are correct, we are witnessing a manipulation of British history at the hands of those keen to project a new national image - or in the language of commodification, to "rebrand" Britain." "The twelve essays in Singular Continuities take a different tack. They argue that to distinguish between "the new" and "the traditional" in modern English culture often draws a false dichotomy, that Britishness, in fact, has been the product of continuous creation throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors strongly suggest that "tradition" derives from constant reimaginging, if not from calculated invention."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
941.082
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.4
LC item number
.S474 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Behlmer, George K
  • Leventhal, F. M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • National characteristics, British
  • Popular culture
  • Group identity
  • Nostalgia
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Singular continuities : tradition, nostalgia, and identity in modern British culture, edited by George K. Behlmer and Fred M. Leventhal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity, immigration, and the state: Irish immigrants and English settlement in London, 1790-1840 / Patty Seleski -- Rethinking the "readmission": Anglo-Jewish history and the immigration crisis / Jamie Bronstein -- The Pro-Boers: war, empire, and the uses of nostalgia in turn-of-the-century England / Stewart Weaver -- Character building and the English family: continuities in social casework, ca. 1870-1930 / George K. Behlmer -- The making of a suffragette: the uses of reading and the legacy of radicalism, 1890-1918 / Laura E. Nym Mayhall -- Continuity in British sport: the experience of the First World War / John Morton Osborne -- Vanessa's garden / Susan Groag Bell -- Whigs and surrealists: the "subtle links" of Humphrey Jennings's Pandaemonium / Michael Saler -- The long nineteenth century of conservative thought / Reba N. Soffer -- Essential democracy: the 1939 royal visit to the United States / Fred M. Leventhal -- Autobiography, nostalgia, and the changing practices of working-class selfhood / Chris Waters -- Nostalgia, "heritage", and the London antiquities trade: selling the past in Thatcher's Britain / Howard L. Malchow
Control code
43864432
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780804734899
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00039487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Singular continuities : tradition, nostalgia, and identity in modern British culture, edited by George K. Behlmer and Fred M. Leventhal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity, immigration, and the state: Irish immigrants and English settlement in London, 1790-1840 / Patty Seleski -- Rethinking the "readmission": Anglo-Jewish history and the immigration crisis / Jamie Bronstein -- The Pro-Boers: war, empire, and the uses of nostalgia in turn-of-the-century England / Stewart Weaver -- Character building and the English family: continuities in social casework, ca. 1870-1930 / George K. Behlmer -- The making of a suffragette: the uses of reading and the legacy of radicalism, 1890-1918 / Laura E. Nym Mayhall -- Continuity in British sport: the experience of the First World War / John Morton Osborne -- Vanessa's garden / Susan Groag Bell -- Whigs and surrealists: the "subtle links" of Humphrey Jennings's Pandaemonium / Michael Saler -- The long nineteenth century of conservative thought / Reba N. Soffer -- Essential democracy: the 1939 royal visit to the United States / Fred M. Leventhal -- Autobiography, nostalgia, and the changing practices of working-class selfhood / Chris Waters -- Nostalgia, "heritage", and the London antiquities trade: selling the past in Thatcher's Britain / Howard L. Malchow
Control code
43864432
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780804734899
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00039487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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