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Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain.

By: Wilson, Ross J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Heritage, Culture and Identity: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (256 p.).ISBN: 9781409445746.Subject(s): Collective memory -- Great Britain | Popular culture -- Great Britain | War and society -- Great Britain | War memorials -- Great Britain | World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain | World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cultural Heritage of the Great War in BritainDDC classification: 940.3/41 | 940.341 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Slang and Sayings - War Discourse; 3 Framing the Past - Imagery and the Great War; 4 Views from the Trenches - Perspectives on the Great War; 5 Myths of the War - Imagining the Great War; 6 Museums, Memorials and Memory - Remembering the Great War; 7 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book examines the heritage of the Great War in contemporary Britain. It addresses how the war maintains a place and value within British society through the usage of phrases, references, metaphors and imagery within popular, media, heritage and political discourse. Whilst the representation of the war within historiography, literature, art, television and film has been examined by scholars seeking to understand the origins of the 'popular memory' of the conflict, these analyses have neglected how and why wider popular debate draws upon a war fought nearly a century ago to express ideas ab
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Slang and Sayings - War Discourse; 3 Framing the Past - Imagery and the Great War; 4 Views from the Trenches - Perspectives on the Great War; 5 Myths of the War - Imagining the Great War; 6 Museums, Memorials and Memory - Remembering the Great War; 7 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index

This book examines the heritage of the Great War in contemporary Britain. It addresses how the war maintains a place and value within British society through the usage of phrases, references, metaphors and imagery within popular, media, heritage and political discourse. Whilst the representation of the war within historiography, literature, art, television and film has been examined by scholars seeking to understand the origins of the 'popular memory' of the conflict, these analyses have neglected how and why wider popular debate draws upon a war fought nearly a century ago to express ideas ab

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Wilson (Univ. of Chichester, UK) is not writing about the Great War, or about the origins of the many myths and images about the war. Rather, Wilson's primary focus is on how the historical memory of the war has become an enduring part of British culture. For example, wartime slang such as "over the top," "no man's land," and "barrage" are routinely used in both the press and British Parliamentary discussions to refer to everything from educational issues to health care. The war, therefore, is not only an active cultural reference point, it is almost always used as a negative one in contemporary politics. Another prominent controversy revolves around the question of pardons for soldiers executed for desertion or cowardice during the war. While Wilson charts how the pro and con arguments within British politics are usually determined by party affiliation, they are also tied to questions about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, the pardon issue is tied to national identity. Well researched and written, the book will appeal to those interested in historical memory and how it affects contemporary politics. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. F. Krome University of Cincinnati--Clermont College

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