These Englands: or where does devolution leave the English?

Bryant, CGA 2003, 'These Englands: or where does devolution leave the English?' , Nations and Nationalism, 9 (3) , pp. 393-412.

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Devolution to Scotland and Wales has not yet led to popular demand for a new constitutional settlement for England, but it has led to renewed debate about who the English are. One reason why the English find this a difficult question is that there is more than one construction of England with which to engage. This paper distinguishes four constructions, each with its distinctive orientation to time and place: Anglo-British England, Little England, English England and Cosmopolitan England. Each has its light and dark sides. Each also enjoys considerable currency, but none has an exclusive appeal. Cosmopolitan England may be thought to constitute the future, but the uneven cosmopolitanisation of the regions will continue to complicate the collective representation of England.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JZ International relations
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Nations and Nationalism
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13455078
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2009 11:54
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:05

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