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Writing Englishness: An Introductory Sourcebook

1st Edition

By Judy Giles, Tim Middleton


304 pages

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What did it mean in the first half of this century to say `I am English?' A Practical Sourcebook on National Identity is a unique collection of extracts from writing of the era, all of which in some way raise this question. Drawn from a wide range of sources including letters, diaries, journalism, fiction, poems, parliamentary speeches and government reports, the volume is divided into five sections:

* The Ideas and Ideals of Englishness

* Versions of Rural England

* War and National Identity

* Culture and Englishness

* Domestic and Urban Englands

The editors provide an introduction to each section and conclude with suggested study activities and further reading. It also contains a chronology and bibliography, completing the framework for study. A Practical Sourcebook on National Identity is a fascinating collection which will not only be essential and accessible reading for students, but will also appeal to anyone who has ever asked what it means to become part of a national identity.


`… provides a strong and clear image of the ideas of englishness …' - D Deletant, London Univ

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