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Publisher Comments:

This book examines British imperial, colonial and postcolonial national identities within their political and social contexts. By considering the export, adoption and creation of such cultural identities, these essays show how nationhood and nationalism are self-consciously defined tools designed to focus and inspire loyalty. The contributors present these ideas with particular reference to English cultural identity and its interaction with the "Empire". They examine the national, imperial and colonial aesthetic--how architecture, landscape, painting, sculpture and literature were used, appropriated and re-appropriated in the furtherance of social and political agendas, and how this impacted on the making of "Britishness" in all its complexities. It is demonstrated that not only did the dominant aesthetic culture reinforce the dominant political and social ideology, it also re-presented and re-constructed the notion of British national identity.

Synopsis:

The need for a single public culture - the creation of an authentic identity - is fundamental to our understanding of nationalism and nationhood. This book examines British imperial, colonial and postcolonial national identities within their political and social contexts.

About the Author

Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History, University of Southampton and Director of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Dana Arnold * Robert Bowyer's Historic Gallery and the Feminization of the 'Nation'--Cynthia E. Roman * Re-visioning Landscape in Wales and New South Wales c.1760-1840--Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones * The Country House Is Just Like a Flag--Sophia Cross * Trans-planting National Cultures: The Phoenix Park, Dublin (1832-49), an Urban Heterotopia--Dana Arnold * Two Nations, Twice: National Identity in the Wild Irish Girl and Sybil--Andrew Ballantyne * Monumental Nationalism: Layard's Assyrian Discoveries and the Formations of British National Identity--Frederick N. Bohrer * Union and Display in Nineteenth-Century Ireland--Fintan Cullen * Gentlemen Connoisseurs and Capitalists: Modern British Imperial Identity in the 1903 Delhi Durbar's Exhibition of Indian Art--Julie F. Codell * Albion's Legacy: Myth, History and the Hatter of Britain--Sam Smiles * Architecture and 'National Projection' between the Wars--Mark Crinson

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719067693
Editor:
Arnold, Dana
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Editor:
Arnold, Dana
Author:
Arnold, Dana
Location:
Manchester, UK
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
National characteristics, irish
Subject:
National characteristics, british
Subject:
Aesthetics, British.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Studies in Imperialism
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b/w illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.20x6.26x.49 in. .77 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , The need for a single public culture - the creation of an authentic identity - is fundamental to our understanding of nationalism and nationhood. This book examines British imperial, colonial and postcolonial national identities within their political and social contexts.
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