By Tim Edensor
The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce automobiles. How do cultural icons reproduce and rework a feeling of nationwide id? How does nationwide identification range throughout time and area, how is it contested, and what has been the impression of globalization upon nationwide identification and culture?
This e-book examines how nationwide identification is represented, played, spatialized and materialized via pop culture and in lifestyle. nationwide id is printed to be inherent within the issues we regularly take with no consideration, from landscapes and consuming conduct, to tourism, cinema and track. Our particular event of auto possession and motoring can improve a feeling of belonging, while Hollywood blockbusters and nationwide exhibitions offer contexts for the continuing, and sometimes contested, means of nationwide identification formation. those and a wealth of alternative cultural kinds and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the united kingdom as an entire, India and Mauritius. This booklet addresses the substantial overlook of well known cultures in fresh experiences of nationalism and contributes to debates at the courting among 'high' and 'low' culture.
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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce vehicles. How do cultural icons reproduce and rework a feeling of nationwide identification? How does nationwide identification differ throughout time and house, how is it contested, and what has been the effect of globalization upon nationwide id and culture?
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Large corporations institute a global McDonaldisation of provision to ensure predictability and control (Ritzer, 1993). Some institutions facilitate certain connections and points of intersection whilst curtailing other links. We must therefore interrogate who is able to tap into networks, get connected, and who is not. However, whilst recognising that the ways in which certain networks establish modes of control are accessible only to particular groups, we must equally be aware that national identity doesn’t necessarily require fixity for its survival.
Having no experience of travelling outside Europe at this time, I was continually struck by what seemed like the radical difference of everything at an everyday level. The sounds of the buffalo, unfamiliar birdsong, agricultural machinery, and other unidentifiable noises provided a completely different soundscape to any that I recognised. The rich smellscape combining dung, dust and incense and other powerful unidentifiable aromas was similarly strange. And the taste and texture of the food, the heat and the ‘atmosphere’ added to the – 21 – National Identity sense of unreality.
This contrasts with those national landscapes which are celebrated for their primeval naturalness, the mountains, forests and deserts that have not been tamed and yet have induced a hardiness in their inhabitants. Thirdly, Lowenthal points to the imagined stability which rural Englishness is believed to embody, the continuities which responsible rural stewardship has retained (in contrast to the ever-changing towns and cities), materialising a memory of historical England in space. Finally, there is the sense of order which is found in the rural realm, the product of a mythical era when stability apparently ensured an enduring sense of one’s place in the world.
National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life by Tim Edensor