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Brit Myth: Who Do the British Think They Are?
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Brit Myth: Who Do the British Think They Are? (Paperback)

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Is Britain really perceived as a nation of poorly dressed, roast-beef-eating, snaggle-toothed xenophobes? Or do the British perhaps all live in stately homes, and lead supercilious, emotionally repressed, tea-drinking lives? In "Brit-Myth", well-known social and cultural commentator Chris Rojek probes these and other myths, conceptions and misconceptions of Britishness, looking not only at how Britons see themselves, but also at how the British are seen overseas. Moving easily between high and popular culture, from the myths of King Arthur and Albion to national opinion polls on Great and Evil Britons'; and from "Big Brother" to films such as "The Patriot" and "Austin Powers" to international surveys of British national characteristics, Chris Rojek delineates the current state of Britishness in an age of multi-culturalism, multi-ethnicity and globalization.

Offering an antidote to both dry scholarly meditations on British identity, and nationalist rants in favour of the British, this book opens up a way of being British that transcends racism, highlights the importance of individualism and non-conformity to the British national character, and defends the proposition that the British are distinctive among nations. Full of thought-provoking insights and engaging anecdotes, "Brit-Myth" will entertain both Anglophiles and Anglophobes as well as those who want to learn more about the land under the Union Jack.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Reaktion Books Publication Date: 01/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9781861893369  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Brunel University. He is the author of Celebrity (Reaktion Books, 2001).

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