The Idea of English Ethnicity
By (author) Robert J. C. Young
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Idea of English Ethnicity by Robert J. C. Young
Book DescriptionIn this major contribution to debates about English identity, leading theorist Robert J.C. Young argues that Englishness was never really about England at all. In the nineteenth century, it was rather developed as a form of long-distance identity for the English diaspora around the world. Young shows how the effects of this continue to reverberate today, nationally and globally. * Written by an internationally established theorist, whose work has been translated into 20 languages * Shows how potent the idea of Englishness is * Helps to explain why the UK continues to act as if it has a 'special relationship' to the US * Helps to explain why the UK is so successfully multicultural * Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405101288
(240mm x 167mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert J. C. Young
Empire, Colony, Postcolony, Hardback (November 2013)
Empire, Colony, Postcolony provides a clear exposition of the historical, political and ideological dimensions of colonialism, imperialism, and postcolonialism, with clear explanations of these categories, which relate their histories to contemporary political issues. The book analyzes major concepts and explains the meaning of key terms.
Idea of English Ethnicity, Paperback (December 2007)
In this major contribution to debates about English identity, leading theorist Robert J.C. Young argues that Englishness was never really about England at all. In the nineteenth century, it was rather developed as a form of long-distance identity for the English diaspora around the world.
White Mythologies, Hardback (May 2004)
Is it possible, Young aks, to write history that avoids the trap of Eurocentrism? Is history simply a Western myth? This edition of this reflection on these topics features a substantial essay reflecting on changes in the field and in the author's own position since its initial publication.
Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Robert J. C. Young
An innovative and lively account of both the history and key debates in postcolonialism. Robert Young situates it in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way that we think about the world.
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Author Biography - Robert J. C. Young
Robert J. C. Young is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University. His previous publications include White Mythologies (1990), Colonial Desire (1995), and Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001).
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