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  1. Imagining the war / imagining the nation : British national identity and the postwar cinema, 1946-1957

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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberMcDiarmid, Tracy
    Verleger University of Western Australia
    Umfang 291 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Motiv; Großbritannien
    Freie Schlagworte FW Nationale Identität
    Beschreibung "Many historical accounts acknowledge the reverberations of the Second World War that are still with the British today, whether in terms of Britains relationships with Europe, the Commonwealth, or America; its myths of consensus politics and national unity; or its conceptions of national character. The term reverberations, however, implies a disruptive, unsettling influence whereas todays popular accounts and public debates regarding national identity, more often than not concerned with Englishness as a category distinctive from Britishness, instead view the Second World War as a time when the nation knew what it was and had a clear understanding of the national values it embodied a time of stability and consensus. This thesis demonstrates that, in the postwar period, British was not a homogeneous political category, Britishness was not a uniformly adopted identity, and representations of the nation in popular cinema were not uncontested. British national identity in the postwar 1940s and 1950s was founded upon re-presentations of the war, and yet it was an identity transacted by class, gender, race and region. Understandings of national identity mirrored by British films were influenced by the social and political context of their creation and reception, and were also a reflection of the cinema industry and its relationship to the state. Both national cinema and national identity are demonstrated to be fluctuating concepts dominant myths of the war were undermined and reinforced in response to the demands of the postwar present." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Contested Identities; British Cinema; Cas Studies; Conclusion; Bibliography; Filmography
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen
    RVK FWAP 44930; AP 46700
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugEuropa, Westeuropa>>Britische Inseln>>; Europa, Westeuropa>>England und Wales>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1940 - 1949>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1950 - 1959>>