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Brave new world : imperial and democratic nation-building in Britain between the wars / edited by Laura Beers and Geraint Thomas.

Publication:
London : Institute of Historical Research, 2011.
Series:
IHR Conference Series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages)
Subjects:
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
After the First World War, Britain faced a number of challenges as it sought to adapt to domestic conditions of mass democracy whilst maintaining its position in the empire in the face of national independence movements. As politicians at home and abroad sought to legitimise their position, new efforts were made to conceptualise nationality and citizenship, with attempts to engage the public using mass media and greater emphasis on governing in the public interest. 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’.
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.
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on: online resource; title from pdf title page (JSTOR, viewed June 6, 2020).
Contributor:
Thomas, Geraint (Historian), editor.
Beers, Laura, 1978- editor.
ISBN:
1-909646-45-8
9781909646452
978190516558
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