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Title: Nationhood and muslims in Britain
Authors: Meer, N
Uberoi, V
Modood, T
Keywords: British identity;Muslims;Nationhood;Britain
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Russel Sage Foundation
Citation: In "Fear Anxiety and National Identity", Edited by Nancy Foner and Patrick Simon, (2015)
Abstract: These are difficult times to be British,” Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright maintain. Their assessment centers on how “the state which underpinned British identity is no longer the confident structure of earlier times.” They are not alone in coming to this view, and at least two implications follow from their observation. One is that the political unity of the administrative and bureaucratic components of the state is related to cultural features of British nationhood, including the ways in which people express feeling and being British. This is perhaps a familiar assessment of the configuration of all nation-states, though it could also imply that the state has been one—though not necessarily the most important—touchstone in the historical cultivation of British as a national identity.
ISBN: 978-1-61044-853-6
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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