Imagined Nation: England after Britain

Perryman, M, ed. (2008) Imagined Nation: England after Britain Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, London. ISBN 1905007736

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Abstract

The break-up of Britain has begun but, unlike the rest of its constituent parts, England remains an imagined nation. Scotland has a Parliament, and Wales and Northern Ireland have Assemblies. What does England have as a nation state - apart from a team to cheer and a flag to wave? Imagined Nation explores the possibilities for England after Britain - as a multicultural nation, capable of addressing the legacies of history, yet confident enough to construct an inclusive future. The contributors to this book put forward a variety of ideas in an effort to begin to create a new imaginary for an old country. Rejecting racialised ideas of Englishness, they outline the prospects for a hybrid nation, and offer a vision of a green and pleasant land as an alternative national future.

Item Type:Authored book
Uncontrolled Keywords:England; multiculturalism; sport; racialised ideas of Englishness; nation; parliament
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography > L710 Human and Social Geography by area > L711 Human and Social Geography of Europe
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
ID Code:4827
Deposited By:Chelsea editor
Deposited On:03 Jun 2008
Last Modified:18 Jun 2010 12:36

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