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Title Brave new world : imperial and democratic nation-building in Britain between the wars / edited by Laura Beers and Geraint Thomas
Published London : Institute of Historical Research, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages)
Series Humanities Digital Library
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Contents Political modernity and 'government' in the construction of inter-war democracy : local and national encounters / Geraint Thomas -- Whig lessons, Conservative answers : the literary adventures of Sir J.A.R. Marriott / Gary Love -- The 'will to work' : industrial management and the question of conduct in inter-war Britain / Daniel Ussishkin -- Representing the people? The Daily mirror, class and political culture in inter-war Britain / Adrian Bingham -- 'A timid disbelief in the equality to which lip-service is constantly paid' : gender, politics and the press between the wars / Laura Beers -- Conservative values, Anglicans and the gender order in inter-war Britain / Lucy Delap -- Cultivating internationalism : Save the Children Fund, public opinion and the meaning of child relief, 1919-24 / Ellen Boucher -- 'Mending a broken world' : the universities and the nation, 1918-36 / Tamson Pietsch -- Inter-war agnotology : empire, democracy and the production of ignorance / Priya Satia -- Black intellectuals in the imperial metropolis and the debate over race and empire in Sanders of the river / Marc Matera -- Co-operatives and the technocrats, or 'the Fabian agony' revisited / Aaron Windel
Summary Brave New World reappraises the domestic and imperial history of Britain in the inter-war period, investigating how 'nation building' was given renewed impetus by the upheavals of the First World War. The essays in this collection address how new technologies and approaches to governance were used to forge new national identities both at home and in the empire, covering a wide range of issues from the representation of empire on film to the convergence of politics and 'star culture'.-- Provided by Publisher
Notes "This volume grew out of a conference held at Newnham College, Cambridge in April 2009"--Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Humanities Digital Library, viewed January 31, 2017)
Subject Nationalism -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Beers, Laura, 1978- editor
Thomas, Geraint (Historian), editor
ISBN 1909646458 (electronic bk.)
9781909646452 (electronic bk.)
(hardback edition)
(hardback edition)