The Cultural Roots of British Devolution
Edinburgh University Press, 2004 - 191 pages
This book presents a provocative argument which suggests that cultural devolution preceded and indeed forced political change. A 'post-British' form of culture - as found across literature, education and philosophy - has long been in the making, arising especially in local communities who no longer see themselves as British.The author places this change in the context of post-imperial Britain in the second half of the20th century and looks at how underground cultures such as rave and reggae may have laid the foundations for a post-British culture. The various attempts to re-constitutionalise Britain are explored and the book ends with two key questions: how has the progress of a post-British culture been viewed in Scotland, and how do we pull a post-British England out of a devolutionary process which is liable to outstrip all British control?
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