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The making of English national identity

The making of English national identity

Author: Krishan Kumar
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge cultural social studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Why, unlike the Scots, Welsh, Irish and most of continental Europe, do the English find it so hard to say who they are? This exploration of Englishness and what it means to be English draws on historical, sociological and literary theory.
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Krishan Kumar
ISBN: 0521771889 9780521771887 0521777364 9780521777360 0333924266 9780333924266 0333924282 9780333924280 9781107317864 110731786X
OCLC Number: 50478511
Description: xiv, 367 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: English or British? The question of English national identity --
Nations and nationalism: civic, ethnic and imperial --
When was England? --
The first English empire --
The English nation: parent of nationalism? --
The making of British identity --
The moment of Englishness --
The English and the British today.
Series Title: Cambridge cultural social studies.
Responsibility: Krishan Kumar.
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The Making of English National Identity is a fascinating 2003 exploration of Englishness and what it means to be English rather than British. Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory,  Read more...


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'[What] is it to be English? Krishan Kumar's careful and copious study of this conundrum is a timely one ... Kumar naturally pays much attention to the uneasy equivocality of the word 'English' and Read more...

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