War and the Cultural Construction of Identities in Britain

War and the Cultural Construction of Identities in Britain

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The British have been involved in numerous wars since the Middle Ages. Many, if not all, of these wars have been re-constructed in historical accounts, in the media and in the arts, and have thus kept the nation's cultural memory of its wars alive. Wars have influenced the cultural construction and reconstruction not only of national identities in Britain; personal, communal, gender and ethnic identities have also been established, shaped, reinterpreted and questioned in times of war and through its representations. Coming from Literary, Film and Cultural Studies, History and Art History, the contributions in this multidisciplinary volume explore how different cultural communities in the British Isles have envisaged war and its significance for various aspects of identity-formation, from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century.Phillips, for example, ran a series of advertisements for bicycles and repair kits that specifically targeted girls - and they ... Hoover vacuum cleaners could salute women with aquot;The hand that held the Hoover drives a craneaquot;.31 But the balanceanbsp;...

Title:War and the Cultural Construction of Identities in Britain
Author: Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider
Publisher:Rodopi - 2002-01-01

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