Monday, January 16, 2006

Looking for England 

Today the BBC ran an article entitled 'Looking for England', which I'm linking to here mainly as a bookmark for some future writing. For a while now, debate over the definition of Englishness (and Britishness) has been taking place in a very explicit way in the United Kingdom. The discourse in government and media circles, although not always as sophisticated as academic discourse, nevertheless resembles academic attempts to understand multiculturalism in today's world much more closely than is normally the case. The basic question is whether it is possible to find a unifying principle of community in today's world. This touches on some ideas I have been working with for some time. I hope to get more posts up on it in the next few days.

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