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Title:Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Tracy J. Prince
Publisher:Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub
ISBN:0786462949
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:224
Category:Non fiction, History, Politics, European history, Cultural

Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity by Tracy J. Prince

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity The past century s culture wars that Britain has been consumed by but that few North Americans seem aware of have resulted in revised notions of Britishness and British literature Yet literary anthologies remain anchored to an archaic Anglo English interpretation of British literature Conflicts have been played out over specific national vs British identity some residents prefer to describe themselves as being from Scotland England Wales or Northern Ireland instead of Britain in debates over immigration race ethnicity class and gender and in arguments over British literature These debates are strikingly detailed in such chapters as The Difficulty Defining Black British British Jewish Writers and Xenophobia and the Booker Prize Connections are also drawn between civil rights movements in the U S and UK This generalist cultural study is a lively read and a fascinating glimpse into Britain s changing identity as reflected in th and st century British literature .

Reviews Tracy Prince s book brings an impressive set of voices into dialogue on the complexity of community building and national identity analyzing important aspects of British culture which are not fully represented in anthologies or literary histories R Victoria Arana Professor of English Howard University .

Writing with great lucidity and welcome originality Tracy J Prince explores how an increasingly multicultural Britain defines itself and is defined through literature and a literary establishment still dominated by an Anglo English elite Tamar Heller Associate Professor of English amp Comparative Literature University of Cincinnati .

It is precisely in its analysis of this Anglo centeredness and its sensitive treatment of the many other voices that comprise modern British writing that this book s strength lies We have no hesitation in recommending Culture Wars in British Literature to anyone with an interest in the complexities of modern British culture and in particular the difficulty of establishing a separate and distinct Anglo Welsh identity within the mainstream Ceri Shaw AmeriCymru s Welsh Magazine .

About the Author Tracy J Prince is a Scholar in Residence at Portland State University s Portland Center for Public Humanities in Oregon She has spent her career teaching and writing about race gender and social equity issues and has taught in or spent extensive research time in Turkey Australia England Canada and throughout the United States

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