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Films and British National Identity : From Dickens to Dad' - Jeffrey Richards

Films and British National Identity

From Dickens to Dad'

Paperback Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780719047435
Number Of Pages: 400

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This book seeks to examine the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the course of the twentieth century. It takes the form of a series of linked essays which examine chronologically, thematically and by specific case studies of films, stars and genres the complexities and ambiguities in the process of evolution and definition of the national identity. It argues for the creation of a distinctive British national identity both in cinema and the wider culture. But it also assesses the creation of alternative identities both ethnic and regional and examines the interaction of cinema and other cultural forms (music, literature and television).

Introduction
National Identity Empire
British Imperial Heroes
The Black Man as Hero Nation
World War Two
National Identity Post-War
The Swinging Sixties and After Region
Scotland
Wales and Ireland
Lancashire Culture
Vaughan Williams, the Cinema and England
Dickens - Our Contemporary Dad's Army and the Politics of Nostalgia
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780719047435
ISBN-10: 0719047439
Series: Studies in Popular Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61