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Title: (Tory) anarchy in the UK: The very peculiar practice of tory anarchism
Authors: Wilkin, P
Keywords: Tory anarchism;Popular culture;World system;English identity;Empire
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart
Citation: Anarchist Studies. 17 (1)
Abstract: The idea of ‘Tory Anarchism’ is reasonably well known but largely unanalysed in either popular or academic literature. Tory Anarchism refers to a group of apparently disparate figures in English popular and political culture whose work has, in part, satirised key British institutions and social relations. At the same time they also provide interesting insights into questions of British, though predominantly English, identity, by focusing upon issues of class, empire and nation. This article examines tory anarchism by focusing upon four representative figures: Evelyn Waugh, George Orwell, Peter Cook and Chris Morris.
ISSN: 0967-3393
Appears in Collections:Sociology
Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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