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The Resource Britain after empire : constructing a post-war political-cultural project, P. W. Preston, (electronic book ;)

Britain after empire : constructing a post-war political-cultural project, P. W. Preston, (electronic book ;)

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Britain after empire : constructing a post-war political-cultural project
Title
Britain after empire
Title remainder
constructing a post-war political-cultural project
Statement of responsibility
P. W. Preston
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Through compelling analysis of popular culture, high culture and elite designs in the years following the end of the Second World War, this book explores how Britain and its people have come to terms with the loss of prestige stemming from the decline of the British Empire. The result is a volume that offers new ideas on what it is to be 'British'.
  • 'This is a book that should be read by anyone interested in contemporary Britain. It traces developments in post-war Britain in the context of the end of Empire, but does so in a different way which focuses upon the role of ideas/narratives reflected in government designs, high arts and popular culture. It is challenging, but always interesting; even where the reader might disagree.' - David Marsh, Director of Research, ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra, Australia
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UK-WkNB
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1949-
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Preston, P. W.
Dewey number
941.085
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Group identity
  • Popular culture
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Postcolonialism
  • Great Britain
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Tracking the intermingled intellectual and moral response of elites and masses to the loss of empire in the years following the end of the Second World War, this book explores how the elite in Britain sought to fashion a new identity for itself, how this was promulgated amongst the wider population and how ordinary people responded. These responses can be uncovered in elite designs including policies, plans, declarations; high art such as novels, theatre, fine arts and art-house films as well as through the medium of popular culture like radio, film, television, newspapers and magazines. These layers of meanings can be found in the slow development of the public sphere, as events produced reactions that laid down ideas that run into the present. The collective upshot has been the creation of a shifting, contested and finally unsustainable idea of what it is to be 'British'
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Britain after empire : constructing a post-war political-cultural project, P. W. Preston, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Preface Acknowledgement 1. After the Empire 2. Foundation Myths 3. Grand Designs 4. Making Enemies 5. Voices of Complaint 6. Patrician Retreat 7. Affluence Attained 8. Corporate World 9. Bullshit Industries 10. Familiar Utopias 11. Continuing Britain Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137023834
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137023827
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Britain after empire : constructing a post-war political-cultural project, P. W. Preston, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Preface Acknowledgement 1. After the Empire 2. Foundation Myths 3. Grand Designs 4. Making Enemies 5. Voices of Complaint 6. Patrician Retreat 7. Affluence Attained 8. Corporate World 9. Bullshit Industries 10. Familiar Utopias 11. Continuing Britain Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137023834
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137023827
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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