British Culture: An Introduction by David P. Christopher

By David P. Christopher

British tradition: An advent presents a complete creation to crucial points of tradition and the humanities in Britain this day, and makes use of a genuine method of position them inside of a transparent, ancient context. subject matters contain: * the social and cultural environment: politics and society 1950-1999, together with immigration, feminism, Thatcherism and the humanities and the Blair revolution* language and tradition: accents and minority languages, broadcasting and public existence* the radical, poetry and theatre* cinema: Hammer Horror, James Bond, Ealing comedies, black British movie, Trainspotting, the total Monty and ancient epics* tv and radio: cleaning soap opera, crime sequence and sitcoms* renowned tune and type: The Beatles, punk, Britpop, lifestyle and magnificence* paintings and sculpture: Bacon, Hockney, Gilbert and George and Hirst* structure and interiors. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of key topics of modern years, and provides exact emphasis to awesome artists inside every one region. The publication additionally strengthens research talents, via follow-up actions and recommendations for additional studying which look on the finish of every bankruptcy. a true must-read for all scholars of British heritage and tradition.

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There are also many private literary societies dedicated to the discussion of a variety of authors’ works. But for those more interested in creative writing, several centres offer specialised courses. One of the most famous is at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where contemporary authors such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro have studied. The publishing and retailing of classic and modern works have become major industries, and over 6,000 new fiction titles appear each year. There are numerous awards for new books and authors, such as the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize.

The most common are from the Asian subcontinent, such as Urdu and Hindi, which each have over 100,000 speakers and are widely spoken in the larger cities. A brief history of English Like many of the world’s languages, English is a hybrid, a linguistic ‘stew’ which has absorbed varied elements of speech brought by ancient conquering tribes and nationalities. Almost 2,000 years ago the Romans introduced Latin to Britain. Today numerous English towns still bear names of Latin origin, such as London (Londinium), and its use in formal 23 B R I T I S H C U LT U R E ceremonies by the Church and at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge persists in the twentieth century.

It became the film of the moment and won four Oscars. In architecture, there were few advances during the early 1980s. The construction industry was at a standstill due to a lack of investment and low economic confidence. But the renovation of older buildings frequently provided cheaper, more attractive solutions, and started to become a common practice. Later in the decade when credit restrictions were lifted, 15 B R I T I S H C U LT U R E there was a period of accelerated growth. New high-technology office blocks were built in a fashionable post-modern style.

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