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National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life

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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalisation upon national identity and culture? This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialised and materialised through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.
A topical volume in near-new condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Tim Edensor
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
15.7cm x 23.5cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1859735193
ISBN-13:
9781859735190
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Berg
Title:
National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life

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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalisation upon national identity and culture? This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialised and materialised through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.
A topical volume in near-new condition.

Author(s):
Tim Edensor
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
15.7cm x 23.5cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1859735193
ISBN-13:
9781859735190
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Berg
Title:
National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life

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