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British subjects : an anthropology of Britain

Author: Nigel Rapport
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The anthropology of Britain is hotly debated. What does it mean to live in Britain and to be 'British', and is an anthropology of Britain even a legitimate undertaking? British Subjects presents a forthright voice in this debate. Key anthropological concerns such as community, rationality, aesthetics, the body, power, work and leisure, nationalism and transnationalism are found reflected in the lives of a wide range  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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British subjects.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002
(DLC) 2001006901
(OCoLC)48399013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Rapport
ISBN: 9781845206352 1845206355
OCLC Number: 648759779
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction, 'Best of British!' : an introduction to the anthropology of Britain / Nigel Rapport --
Subject positions and 'real royalists' : monarchy and vernacular civil religion in Great Britain / Anne Rowbottom --
National day : achieving collective identity on the Isle of Man / Susan Lewis --
Aesthetics at the ballet : looking at 'national' style, body and clothing in the London dance world / Helena Wulff --
On 'old things' : the fetishization of past everyday life / Sharon Macdonald --
Leisure and change in a post-mining mining town / Andrew Dawson --
Dissociation, social technology and the spiritual domain / Tanya Luhrmann --
English child : toward a cultural politics of childhood identities / Allison James --
Bits and bytes of information / Jeanette Edwards --
Culture in a network : dykes, webs and women in London and Manchester / Sarah Green --
Interviews as ethnography? : disembodied social interaction in Britain / Jenny Hockey --
Entering secure psychiatric settings / Christine Brown --
Cultural values and social organization in Wales : is ethnicity the locus of culture? / Carol Trosset and Douglas Caulkins --
Armenian and other diasporas : trying to reconcile the irreconcilable / Vered Amit --
Both independent and interconnected voices : Bakhtin among the Quakers / Peter Collins --
Body of the village community : between Reverend Parkington in Wanet and Mr Beebe in A Room with a View / Nigel Rapport --
Epilogue, 'Best of British' --with more to come / Anthony P. Cohen.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Rapport.
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