Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2004

224 Pages | 22 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719067693

Bookseller Code (06)


Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness

Dana Arnold

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Considers how notions of Britishness were constructed and promoted through architecture, landscape, painting, sculpture and literature
  • Maps important moments in the self-conscious evolution of the idea of 'nation' against a broad cultural historical framework
  • An important addition to the field of postcolonial studies as it looks at how British identity creation affected those living in England - most study in this area has thus far focused on the effect of such identity creation upon the colonial subject
  • Broad appeal due to wide subject matter covered
  • Examines just how 'constructed' a national identity is - past and present

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