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Author Julios, Christina.

Title Contemporary British identity : English language, migrants, and public discourse / Christina Julios
Published Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 198 pages)
Series Studies in migration and diaspora
Studies in migration and diaspora.
Contents Introduction -- English language colonisation, de-colonisation, and globalisation -- Ethnic linguistic minorities -- 1900s-1950s: a discourse of laissez-faire, preserving the status quo -- 1960s-1980s: a discourse of multiculturalism, living with difference -- 1990s-2000s: a discourse of integration, sharing common values -- Contemporary British identity, over a hundred years in the making
Summary Against the background of an increasingly diverse British society, this book traces the evolution of British identity in the twentieth century. It raises fundamental questions about who we are as a nation and how we got here, and provides clues as to the direction the prevailing public discourse on British identity is likely to take in the twenty-first century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-192) and index
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Subject British -- Ethnic identity.
Ethnology -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Group identity -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Multiculturalism -- Great Britain.
National characteristics, British -- History -- 20th century.
United Kingdom -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007031232
ISBN 0754685446 (electronic bk.)
9780754685449 (electronic bk.)