Nationalism, Imperialism and Identity in Late Victorian Culture provides an account of ideas about national character in late Victorian culture, with a wide reference to Literature and popular Culture around the time of the Boer War (1899-1902), and a particular scrutiny of images of the soldier. In specific images, narratives and motifs, the book highlights dynamic tensions between the external boundaries of empire and of civil society, and between class antagonisms and national projections. New sources and materials are introduced, showing how the trauma of the Boer War for British culture may be explored in changing representations of the soldier. These changes cannot be theorised adequately in terms of an intensification of patriotism, the development of or the crisis of imperialism. Attridge finds that the Boer War was both the last Victorian conflict, yet had much in it that anticipated Modernity.
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STEVE ATTRIDGE currently directs the MA in screenwriting at the University of Sheffield. He is widely published in both fiction and academic, and is hugely respected for both his film productions and TV dramas.Contenuti:
The Music Hall
The Image of the Common Soldier in Contemporary Accounts of the Boer War
Rudyard Kipling's Barrack Room Ballads: The Soldier as Hooligan or Hero
Empire of the Hooligan
Popular Poetry of the Boer War
Disorientated Fictions: Indian Mutiny Novels
The African Adventure Game: Reconstruction of the Hero
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Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0333802519
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 229 pages. 9.00x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 4-0333802519