‘...indispensable ...the ideal complement to introductory texts onBritain.’
Professor Dr Jürgen Kramer, Dortmund University
‘...a valuable introduction to many aspects of British life.’
Dr OvidiCarbonell, University of Salamanca
‘...well organised, and gives consideration to a variety of relevantfactors in the formation of identity ...eminently readable.’
Dr IanInglis, University of NorthumbriaBritish Cultural Identities
analyses the various and constantly changing ways inwhich people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by theirculture today. Each chapter covers one of the seven intersecting themes:
Places and peoples
Education, work and leisure
Gender, sex and the family
Youth culture and style
Class and politics
Ethnicity and language
Religion and heritageThe second edition of this invaluable book brings it right up to date to cover such‘phenomena’ as Posh and Becks, Jamie Oliver,
, the Millennium Dome,and Harry Potter.
was Senior Lecturer in English at Liverpool John Moores Universityand is now retired. He co-edited
The Encyclopaedia of Contemporary BritishCulture
(Routledge, 1999) with Peter Childs.
is Principal Lecturer inEnglish at the University of Gloucestershire and author of
(Routledge,2000) and editor of
Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature
(EdinburghUniversity Press, 1999).
British Cultural Identities