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EnglishnessTwentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity$
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Simon Featherstone

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623655

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.001.0001

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Reviving England

Reviving England

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(p.28) Chapter 2 Reviving England
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Englishness
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Simon Featherstone

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0003

This chapter examines three private initiatives of national recovery during the main period of English revivalism. It states that the Boy Scouts of Robert Baden-Powell and the English folk-dance movements that were founded by Mary Neal and Cecil Sharp used both modern and traditional resources for similar revivals. The chapter also suggests the disorderly influence of conflicts about gender, race and class in the development of a new vision of Englishness.

Keywords:   national recovery, private initiatives, English revivalism, Boy Scouts, folk-dance movements, influence of conflicts, new vision, Englishness

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