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National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life

National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life

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National identity persists in a globalising world, and perhaps the nation remains
the pre-eminent entity around which identity is shaped. In this book, I want to
explore the relationship of national identity to popular culture and everyday life.
For although there have been numerous studies of nationalism, few have examined
the more mundane aspects of national identity. Dominant theories of the nation
are concerned with political economy and history, and the national cultural elements
they refer to are either in the realm of high culture, are the ‘invented traditions’
and ceremonies concocted many years ago, or are versions of folk culture. These
are reified notions of culture, which, while certainly still relevant, are only a small
part of the cultural matrix which surrounds the nation. Curiously, despite the rise
of Cultural Studies as an academic discipline, few have attempted to address the
more dynamic, ephemeral and grounded ways in which nation is experienced and
understood through popular culture.
National identity persists in a globalising world, and perhaps the nation remains
the pre-eminent entity around which identity is shaped. In this book, I want to
explore the relationship of national identity to popular culture and everyday life.
For although there have been numerous studies of nationalism, few have examined
the more mundane aspects of national identity. Dominant theories of the nation
are concerned with political economy and history, and the national cultural elements
they refer to are either in the realm of high culture, are the ‘invented traditions’
and ceremonies concocted many years ago, or are versions of folk culture. These
are reified notions of culture, which, while certainly still relevant, are only a small
part of the cultural matrix which surrounds the nation. Curiously, despite the rise
of Cultural Studies as an academic discipline, few have attempted to address the
more dynamic, ephemeral and grounded ways in which nation is experienced and
understood through popular culture.

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National Identity, Popular Culture andEveryday Life
Tim Edensor
OxfordNew Yor
 
First published in 2002 by
Berg
Editorial offices:150 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JJ, UK838 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812, USA©Tim Edensor 2002All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced in any formor by any means without the written permission of Berg.Berg is an imprint of Oxford International Publishers Ltd.
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British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.ISBN1859735142(Cloth)ISBN1859735193(Paper)Typeset by JS Typesetting, Wellingborough, Northants.Printed in the United Kingdom by Antony Rowe Ltd, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

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