Britishness since , by Paul Ward (London: Routledge, pp. £ pb. £). One underlying question runs through much. Britishness since by Paul Ward () A review by Joseph Hardwick Outline Britishness since is an academic. Read the full-text online edition of Britishness since ().

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At the same time, the landslide election of Labour in brought to Westminster a government with a more flexible attitude to national identity than any since the pluralist Liberal governments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is hard being Anglo-British right now. In addition in this period, two world wars contributed powerfully to the sense that the British had common purpose.

Basingstoke, Macmillan, ; A. She argues that Britishness was a separate identity alongside other identities. John Hume and the revision of Irish nationalism. Our school was subject to numerous retaliatory bomb threats after each IRA attack.

Far from being a constant, as they had been presumed to be, national identities have been recognised as constructed and re-constructed. I joined the Anti-Nazi League about the same time. But not only British. Thomson edsScotland and Wales: The bare majority, however, adopt Britishness as a major part of their identity.

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Virtually nothing that the Unionist state did between and was intended to repair that damage, and the British state has participated in the continuing alienation britishhess the Catholic northern Irish. Thoroughly familiar with the contribution which historians have made to this topic, Paul Ward offers a critique of assumptions which have been commonplace in certain quarters and sets out his own position with clarity, firmness and good humour.


The New Labour government of Tony Blair has sought to defend Britishness through developing political institutions in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, but also, with limited powers, in London with referendums in some English regions in britishnesw future.

Scotland and the British Empire.

They describe, but also seek to further promote, the crisis of Britishness. National identities in many countries other than the United Kingdom have seemed to be more obviously contested. Black and Asian identities in the UK. Britsihness Howe verbally and visually portrayed a crisis among white English people in his three-part television series White Tribe. Englishness, Patriotism and the British Left, ‘ Your display name should be at least 2 characters sincd. Continuities and varieties before Sport and nation in Scotland Wales and Ireland.

The legacy of empire, mass non-white immigration, challenged the racialised version of Britishness that rested on a myth of ethnic homogeneity. Patriotism and politics in the peoples war.

Foster, Class Struggle and the Industrial Revolution, London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson,starts from with the assumption that the proletariat should have been revolutionary but were not and seeks, with rigorous britishnness method, to explain why britkshness was so.

Belgium has made great efforts to contain Flemings and Walloons within a single polity, as Spain has sought to enable autonomous government to its regions while maintaining national-political unity. In Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, pluralism of sorts failed, with bloodshed as a consequence, in the s.


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Heffer, Nor Shall My Sword: I was a loyal member for many years, but felt a little dismayed in the s when the party refused to discuss a programme of political reform based on republicanism in the four nations birtishness the United Kingdom.

The collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of the First World War produced numerous new nations, and the reshuffling of Europe in again changed the nature of many nations. The Politics britishess Northern Sincd. I now take it for granted that the vast majority of people do adopt national identities even though these are historical constructions they are no less real and I would far rather see the emergence of an open and inclusive version of Britishness that not only welcomed diversity but was constituted of that diversity than I would the emergence of a racialised Englishness in response to the break-up of the United Kingdom.