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Put out more flags

Arthur Aughey

in The Politics of Englishness

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780719068720
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701300 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719068720.003.0001
Put out more flags

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the English question and the politics of Englishness. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which looks at traditional narratives of the English polity and considers them as legends of political Englishness. The second section focuses on the anxieties of Englishness and the recent debates about English political identity, while the final section re-examines the legends and anxieties of Englishness in terms of the actual and metaphorical ‘locations’ of Englishness that cut across the usual patterns of political partisanship.

Keywords: English question; Englishness; English polity; political identity; political partisanship

Chapter.  7015 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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