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Conclusion

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622054
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0006
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This concluding chapter reviews the discussions of the previous chapters, looking at the conservationist ethnic movements that challenged the idea of common national cultures in the United States and the United Kingdom. It determines that Matthew Arnold and William Dean Howells's writings contain the resources for the renegotiation of the conception of ‘culture’ found in the writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and W. B. Yeats.

Keywords: conservationist ethnic movements; common national cultures; Matthew Arnold; William Dean Howells; culture; W. E. B. Du Bois; W. B. Yeats

Chapter.  1871 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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