Simon Featherstone

in Englishness

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780748623655
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651764 | DOI:

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This chapter looks at the racialising of Englishness. This is explicitly expressed in the Notting Hill riots, which led to the re-alignments of identity among the Caribbean migrants and indigenous English in London. It shows that these riots framed complex re-formations of national identity in metropolitan London. The chapter also proposes alternatives where English and American racial discourse and performance shaped regional England during the 1950s and 1960s.

Keywords: racialising; Notting Hill riots; identity re-alignments; Caribbean migrants; indigenous English; national identity; racial discourse; racial performance

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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