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Festivals

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780748623655
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651764 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0004
Festivals

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This chapter discusses two state-sponsored interventions in national identity, namely the Millennium Experience and the Festival of Britain. These events show the challenges in managing a public list of English or British representations. The first is in a context of postwar reconstruction, the second is one of cultural globalisation and British devolution, and the third is the Miners' Strike of 1984–5.

Keywords: state-sponsored interventions; Millennium Experience; Festival of Britain; British representations; postwar reconstruction; cultural globalisation; British devolution; Miners' Strike

Chapter.  8037 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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