Christine Berberich*, Arthur Aughey

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    Anxieties about England, the English and Englishness are intimately connected with concern for the country itself, about its political, civil, social and cultural character as revealed in the concrete references preferred by all those English list-makers. Stephen Ingle and Matt Beech have shown the importance of the idea of 'conversation' at party-political level. None of the big parties can boast a straightforward history with unanimity on direction and policy. Susan Condor, John Curtice and Paul Thomas have emphasised a different kind of conversation: research interviews that allow participants to voice their opinion about national identity, its varied expression and institutionalisation. Simon Lee illustrates that 'vague mental toothache' noted by H.V Morton, an English disquiets more often based on the feeling that they should feel anxious rather than the actual state of being anxious.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThese Englands
    Subtitle of host publicationA Conversation on National Identity
    EditorsArthur Aughey, Christine Berberich
    PublisherManchester University Press
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7190-9500-9, 978-1-8477-9496-3
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-7960-3, 978-0-7190-7961-0
    Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2016


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