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Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Wendy Webster


Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and what it means to be British this is a question that has received surprisingly little attention. This book is about the recent debates about the domestic consequences of the end of empire. This book explores popular narratives of nation in the mainstream media archive — newspapers, newsreels, radio, film, and television. The contours of the study generally follow stories told through prolific filmic and television imager ... More

Keywords: imperial power, end of empire, British culture, British identity, Commonwealth, Britishness, little England, post-imperial Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Webster, author
Reader in Contemporary British History, University of Central Lancashire
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