British Cultural Identities by Mike Storry

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In British Cultural Identities, Mike Storry and Peter Childs assess the degree to which being British impinges on the identity of the many people who live in Britain. They analyze contemporary British identity through the various and changing ways in which people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by their culture today. Using examples from contemporary and popular culture, each chapter covers one of seven intersecting themes:





place and environment



education, work and leisure



gender, sex and the family



youth culture and style



class and politics



ethnicity and language



religion and heritage.


This new edition is fully updated to include Britain's relationship with the wider world, changes in university education and testing in schools, the trend towards electronic entertainment and social networking, the new impact of 'class', and the culture of political leaking.

 

About Mike Storry

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John Moores Univesity Peter Childs is a Reader at the University of Sussex, Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, and Chairman of the South Eastern Region of the Institution of Mechcanical Engineers. Richard Stobart is the Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Sussex and is Chair of the Advanced Powerplant Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
 
Published February 15, 2013 by Routledge. 312 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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