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British subjects [electronic resource] : an anthropology of Britain / edited by Nigel Rapport.

Contributor(s): Rapport, Nigel, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781845206352 (electronic bk.); 1845206355 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Anthropology -- Great Britain -- History | National characteristics, British | Great Britain -- Social life and customs | Anthropologie -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Britanniques | Grande-Bretagne -- Moeurs et coutumes | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Etnografie | Nationale kenmerken | Cultuur | Gesellschaft | Aufsatzsammlung | Nationalcharakter | Gro�britannien | Engl�anderGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British subjects.DDC classification: 301/.0941 Other classification: 73.06 | 71.50 | 71.11 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
'Best of British!' : an introduction to the anthropology of Britain / Nigel Rapport -- Subject positions and 'real royalists' : monarchy and vernacular civil religion in Great Britain / Anne Rowbottom -- National day : achieving collective identity on the Isle of Man / Susan Lewis -- Aesthetics at the ballet : looking at 'national' style, body and clothing in the London dance world / Helena Wulff -- On 'old things' : the fetishization of past everyday life / Sharon Macdonald -- Leisure and change in a post-mining mining town / Andrew Dawson -- Dissociation, social technology and the spiritual domain / Tanya Luhrmann -- English child : toward a cultural politics of childhood identities / Allison James -- Bits and bytes of information / Jeanette Edwards -- Culture in a network : dykes, webs and women in London and Manchester / Sarah Green -- Interviews as ethnography? : disembodied social interaction in Britain / Jenny Hockey -- Entering secure psychiatric settings / Christine Brown -- Cultural values and social organization in Wales : is ethnicity the locus of culture? / Carol Trosset and Douglas Caulkins -- Armenian and other diasporas : trying to reconcile the irreconcilable / Vered Amit -- Both independent and interconnected voices : Bakhtin among the Quakers / Peter Collins -- Body of the village community : between Reverend Parkington in Wanet and Mr Beebe in A Room with a View / Nigel Rapport -- 'Best of British' --with more to come / Anthony P. Cohen.
Summary: The anthropology of Britain is hotly debated. What does it mean to live in Britain and to be 'British', and is an anthropology of Britain even a legitimate undertaking? British Subjects presents a forthright voice in this debate. Key anthropological concerns such as community, rationality, aesthetics, the body, power, work and leisure, nationalism and transnationalism are found reflected in the lives of a wide range of British 'subjects'--from farmers to dancers, children to retired miners, new- agers to entrepreneurs. In disputing traditional claims that anthropology 'at home' and 'of one's.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction, 'Best of British!' : an introduction to the anthropology of Britain / Nigel Rapport -- Subject positions and 'real royalists' : monarchy and vernacular civil religion in Great Britain / Anne Rowbottom -- National day : achieving collective identity on the Isle of Man / Susan Lewis -- Aesthetics at the ballet : looking at 'national' style, body and clothing in the London dance world / Helena Wulff -- On 'old things' : the fetishization of past everyday life / Sharon Macdonald -- Leisure and change in a post-mining mining town / Andrew Dawson -- Dissociation, social technology and the spiritual domain / Tanya Luhrmann -- English child : toward a cultural politics of childhood identities / Allison James -- Bits and bytes of information / Jeanette Edwards -- Culture in a network : dykes, webs and women in London and Manchester / Sarah Green -- Interviews as ethnography? : disembodied social interaction in Britain / Jenny Hockey -- Entering secure psychiatric settings / Christine Brown -- Cultural values and social organization in Wales : is ethnicity the locus of culture? / Carol Trosset and Douglas Caulkins -- Armenian and other diasporas : trying to reconcile the irreconcilable / Vered Amit -- Both independent and interconnected voices : Bakhtin among the Quakers / Peter Collins -- Body of the village community : between Reverend Parkington in Wanet and Mr Beebe in A Room with a View / Nigel Rapport -- Epilogue, 'Best of British' --with more to come / Anthony P. Cohen.

The anthropology of Britain is hotly debated. What does it mean to live in Britain and to be 'British', and is an anthropology of Britain even a legitimate undertaking? British Subjects presents a forthright voice in this debate. Key anthropological concerns such as community, rationality, aesthetics, the body, power, work and leisure, nationalism and transnationalism are found reflected in the lives of a wide range of British 'subjects'--from farmers to dancers, children to retired miners, new- agers to entrepreneurs. In disputing traditional claims that anthropology 'at home' and 'of one's.

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