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Imperialism and Popular Culture : Studies in Imperialism (Paperback) - John M. MacKenzie

Imperialism and Popular Culture

Studies in Imperialism (Paperback)

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Published: 26th October 1987
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Popular culture is invariably a vehicle for the dominant ideas of its age. Never was this more true than in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when it reflected the nationalist and imperialist ideologies current throughout Europe. When they were being entertained or educated the British basked in their imperial glory and developed a powerful notion of their own superiority. This book examines the various media through which nationalist ideas were conveyed in late Victorian and Edwardian times--in the theatre, "ethnic" shows, juvenile literature, education, and the iconography of popular art. Several chapters look beyond the first world war when the most popular media, cinema and broadcasting, continued to convey an essentially late nineteenth-century world view, while government agencies like the Empire Marketing Board sought to convince the public of the economic value of empire. Youth organizations, which had propagated imperialist and militarist attitudes before the war, struggled to adapt to the new internationalist climate.

Introduction
Patriotism and Empire: Music Hall Entertainment, 1870-1914
'Up Guards and At them!': British Imperialism and Popular Art, 1880-1914
Of England, Home and Duty: The Image of England in Victorian and Edwardian Juvenile Fiction
Showbiz Imperialism: The Case of Peter Lobengula
'The grit of our forefathers': Invented Traditions, Propaganda and Imperialism
Boy's Own Empire: Feature Films and Imperialism in the 1930s
'In touch with the infinite': The BBC and the Empire, 1923-53
'Bringing the Empire alive': The Empire Marketing Board and Imperial Propaganda, 1926-33
Citizens of the Empire: Baden-Powell, Scouts and Guides, and an Imperial Ideal
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ISBN: 9780719018688
ISBN-10: 0719018684
Series: Studies in Imperialism (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 26th October 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.57  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Type: New edition