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The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

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Michael Higgins, Clarissa Smith, John Storey, David Crystal, Ken Jones, John Street, John Tomaney, Sarah Street, Patricia Waugh, Alex Goody, Michael Mangan, Jane Arthurs, Valerie Reardon, Caroline Evans, Ellis Cashmore, Sheila Whiteley, Tariq Madood
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  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521683463

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  • British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.

    • Thematic chapters, written by leading specialists in each field
    • Aimed at students of British studies worldwide
    • Extensive suggested reading list and chronology of modern British culture
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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521683463
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    Introduction: modern British culture Michael Higgins, Clarissa Smith and John Storey
    1. Becoming British John Storey
    2. Language developments in British English David Crystal
    3. Schooling and culture Ken Jones
    4. The changing character of political communication John Street
    5. Contemporary Britain and its regions John Tomaney
    6. Contemporary British cinema Sarah Street
    7. Contemporary British fiction Patricia Waugh
    8. Contemporary British poetry Alex Goody
    9. Theatre in modern British culture Michael Mangan
    10. Contemporary British television Jane Arthurs
    11. British art in the twenty-first century Valerie Reardon
    12. British fashion Caroline Evans
    13. Sport in contemporary Britain Ellis Cashmore
    14. British sexual cultures Clarissa Smith
    15. British popular music, popular culture and exclusivity Sheila Whiteley
    16. British newspapers today Michael Higgins
    17. The struggle for ethno-religious equality in Britain: the place of the Muslim community Tariq Madood
    Guide to further reading
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael Higgins, University of Strathclyde
    Michael Higgins is Lecturer in English and Journalism at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

    Clarissa Smith, University of Sunderland
    Clarissa Smith is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Art, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, UK.

    John Storey, University of Sunderland
    John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK.

    Contributors

    Michael Higgins, Clarissa Smith, John Storey, David Crystal, Ken Jones, John Street, John Tomaney, Sarah Street, Patricia Waugh, Alex Goody, Michael Mangan, Jane Arthurs, Valerie Reardon, Caroline Evans, Ellis Cashmore, Sheila Whiteley, Tariq Madood

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