Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.

Buy National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life book by Tim Edensor from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781859735145
ISBN-10: 1859735142
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life book by Tim Edensor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Tim Edensor

Tim Edensor Lecturer in Cultural Studies,Staffordshire University

Books By Author Tim Edensor

From Light to Dark by Tim Edensor

From Light to Dark

Paperback, March 2017
Spaces of Vernacular Creativity by Tim Edensor

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity

Paperback, November 2015
Urban Theory Beyond the West by Tim Edensor

Urban Theory Beyond the West

Paperback, November 2011
Industrial Ruins by Tim Edensor

Industrial Ruins

Paperback, January 2005