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Book review: the new Elizabethan age. Culture, society and national identity after World War II edited by Irene Morra and Rob Gossedge

Webster, Peter (2017) Book review: the new Elizabethan age. Culture, society and national identity after World War II edited by Irene Morra and Rob Gossedge. LSE Review of Books (17 Feb 2017). Blog.

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Abstract

In The New Elizabethan Age: Culture, Society and National Identity after World War II, editors Irene Morra and Rob Gossedge bring together contributors to explore the emergence of a cultural ‘new Elizabethanism’ following the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at the start of the 1950s, which drew upon the historical example of the Elizabethans to express and channel a sense of dynamic modernity without relinquishing reverence for the past. While finding the central thesis of a ‘new Elizabethanism’ somewhat overdetermined across the essays, this is a stimulating and valuable collection that positions 1950s Britain as a nation in vigorous dialogue with itself over both its history and its future, writes Peter Webster.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 12:49
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 12:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75652

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