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National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life


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Also available in hardback, 9781859735145 GBP50.00 (June, 2002)

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Acknowledgements, Preface, 1. Popular Culture, Everyday Life and the Matrix of National Identity, 2. Geography and Landscape: National Places and Spaces, 3. Performing National Identity, 4. Material Culture and National Identity, 5. Representing the Nation: Scottishness and Braveheart, 6. Exhibiting National Identity at the Turn of the Millennium, Bibliography, Index

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Tim Edensor Lecturer in Cultural Studies,Staffordshire University


'This is a wide-ranging analysis of how popular culture and everyday life are significant components of national identity. Tim Edensor draws on a fascinating array of materials to explore the changing character of such identity. In short, this is an up-to-date, lively and innovative examination of contemporary'nations'.' John Urry, Lancaster University 'National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life shimmers with incisive insight after insight. The book, quite simply is a tour de force of cultural analysis.' Cameron McCarthy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 'A timely intervention in the recent discussions of national identity.' Sociology 'Tim Edensor has managed to produce an imaginative examination of popular culture and national identity ... It is an essential read for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in cultural studies, sociology and media studies. It will also be of interest to a more general readership interested in themes of national identity, popular culture and the nation.' Nations and Nationalism

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