Trafalgar 200: heritage and politics in contemporary Britain

Tulip, Melanie (2005) Trafalgar 200: heritage and politics in contemporary Britain. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    By means of a literature review and primary textual source analysis, this dissertation offers an alternate reading of the Trafalgar 200 celebrations in Portsmouth in June 2005. It highlights the dynamic occurring in the public sphere and illustrates how such events are conceived and formed by the social, economic and political agendas of the organisers of culture, and uncovers the discrepancies and tensions within its articulation. Furthermore, it contextualises this within wider tendencies such as the expansion of globalisation and the subsequent effects this has on the conception of a national identity in Britain exploring whether Britain's heritage can really shake off its nationalistic tendencies. What it finds is that the tendencies of globalisation affect the way that Britain's national identity is marketed, leading to a crisis for contemporary society in the light of a closer encounter with the rest of the world and an increasingly diverse ethnic community.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 14:29
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1125

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