Synopses & Reviews
British Cultural Studies includes over thirty essays written by expert contributors, covering almost every aspect of culture and identity in Britain today and addressing the current transformations of British culture and identity in the context of globalization. First dealing with different conceptions of Britishness and identity, the volume goes on to analyze the interplay between tradition and heritage in contemporary culture, and to look at the world of lifestyle groups and subcultures.
"This book provides a stimulating and at times contentious overview of identity issues in modern Britain.... British Cultural Studies offers a valuable introduction to the vexing problems surrounding identity in Britain, its historical development, and the debates it continues to provoke among politicians, cultural producers, and scholars."--Albion