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Contents Introduction: Being British 1. Monarchy and Empire Ceremony, celebration and the making of the nation as family Overcoming divisions: nation, ethnicity and class Politics, monarchy and imperialism The monarchy and the end of empire 2. Gender and National Identity Masculinity, Britishness and empire in the late nineteenth century Women and the nation 1870-1918 Women in Ireland, Scotland and Wales The impact of the Great War Gender and Britishness in the Second World War Gender, 'race' and home in post-war Britain 3. Rural, Urban and Regional Britishness Finding the core of the nation Regional identities 4. Spare Time Sport and national identities Sport, nation and Empire Sport and nation in Scotland, Wales and Ireland Regional and local identities in British sport 'Race', sport and identity Discordant voices Going on holiday Resisting the Americanisation of culture 5. Politicians, Parties and National Identity Radical patriotism and the claims of the conservatives 'Countervailing currents' The First World War Between the wars British fascism and communism Patriotism and politics in the people's war The politics of European identity 6. A New Way of Being British: Ethnicity and Britishness Continuities and varieties before 1945 The Second World War and the national community Numbers and 'the other' in affluent Britain Keeping Britain white: the politics of exclusion Black and Asian identities in the UK 7. Outer Britain Holding together or pulling apart? Wales Scotland Ireland and Northern Ireland The end of Britain? Conclusion
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: National characteristics, British History 20th century, National characteristics, British History 19th century, Group identity Great Britain History 20th century, Group identity Great Britain History 19th century, Great Britain Civilization 20th century, Great Britain Civilization 19th century