The Cambridge companion to modern British culture

Michael Higgins, Michael Higgins (Editor), Clarissa Smith (Editor), John Storey (Editor)

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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages380
ISBN (Print)9780521683463
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

Publication series

NameCambridge Companions to Culture
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • culture
  • english studies


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