Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25342

Title: Introduction: what's going on?
Authors: Skey, Michael
Keywords: Nationalism
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (© the author)
Citation: SKEY, M., 2011. Introduction: what's going on? IN: Skey, M., 2011. National belonging and everyday life: the significance of nationhood in an uncertain world. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-8.
Abstract: In the summer of 2010, I overheard the following conversation between two men in a pub in Essex (about 25 miles east of London). ‘You know Tesco are sponsoring the England football team during the world cup?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘There was this woman from South Africa who complained about all the England stuff being displayed in the shops. What does she expect? This is England. If she doesn’t like it here, she can leave.’ ‘Yeah, I know.’ Nothing terribly thrilling here, you might suppose. And yet think for a moment what this apparently insignificant conversation tells us about how these men view the world and their place in it. Why might the assumptions that underlie the exchange and, in particular, the sense of entitlement they claim, be important, not least because it all seems so unremarkable?
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1057/9780230353893
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25342
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230353893
ISBN: 9780230353893
1349320196
9781349320196
023024761X
9780230247611
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Social Sciences)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
intro - sample chapter.PdfPublished version164.77 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.