In British Cultural Identities, Mike Storry and Peter Childs assess the degree to which being British impinges on the identity of the many people who live in Britain. They analyze contemporary British identity through the various and changing ways in which people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by their culture today. Using examples from contemporary and popular culture, each chapter covers one of seven intersecting themes:
This new edition is fully updated to include Britain's relationship with the wider world, changes in university education and testing in schools, the trend towards electronic entertainment and social networking, the new impact of 'class', and the culture of political leaking.
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‘A valuable introduction to many aspects of British life.’ - Ovidi Carbonell, University of Salamanca, Spain
‘Exactly the book we’ve been looking for! A non-institution based contemporary introduction to Britain.’ – M. J. J. Nyman, Joensuu, University, Finland
List of figures. List of tables. Preface Introduction: Britain in the Modern World Peter Childs and Mike Storry 1. Places and Peoples: Nation and Region Peter Childs 2. Education, Work and Leisure Mike Storry 3. Gender, Sex, and the Family Roberta Garrett 4. Youth Culture and Style Jo Croft 5. Class and Politics Frank McDonough 6. Ethnicity and Language Gerry Smyth 7. Religion and Heritage Edmund Cusick. Conclusion: Britain Towards the Future Peter Childs and Mike Storry