Modern Britain (Heftet)

Developments in Contemporary British Society

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 160
Forlag: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9788202350611
Fag: Engelsk og fremmedspråk
Nivå: Akademisk
Komponent: Pedagogisk litteratur
Omtale: Modern Britain

This introduction to British society and culture is a joint venture between Danish and Norwegian writers. The focus is on understanding the main features of contemporary British society through discussions of political, historical and cultural processes.

The book Modern Britain is primarily aimed at Scandinavian students of English and students engaged in the study of the cultures and histories of the British Isles. It may be used as a set text for foundation and Bachelor level students of British culture, civilisation, history and social sciences.

Important topics:

  • The Union and British identities
  • Social cohesion
  • Politics
  • Britain in the world
  • Multicultural Britain

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"Nettopp koblingen mellom historien og dens betydning for den nuværende situation er en af bogens styrker. [...] Som nævnt tidligere er bogen først og fremmest beregnet til universitetsstuderende. For gymnasielærere vil der dog være inspiration og tekstmateriale at hente til et eller flere samfundsfaglige forløb om Storbitannien."Peter Westergaard, Anglofiles november 2012

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Jan Erik Mustad is associate professor in the Department of foreign languages and translation at the University of Agder, Kristiansand. Mustad has long and varied experience from higher education in Norway. He is a frequently used commentator on British political, cultural and social issues and his books and articles cover a wide range of modern British topics. Ulla Rahbek, Dr Art, is assistant professor of postcolonial studies at Copenhagen University. Her research and publications are primarily concerned with black British literature and culture, contemporary multicultural British literature and Australian children’s literature. She teaches both postcolonial and British studies. Jørgen Sevaldsen taught British history and social studies in the Department of English at the University of Copenhagen between 1975 and 2008. His publications include books and articles on British history and social studies and he has written biographies on Winston Churchill, Colin Montgomery and Margaret Thatcher. Ole Vadmand is an MA in English and comparative literature and has taught at the University of Copenhagen and at an upper secondary and adult education college in Copenhagen. His articles and books include works on modern youth cultures, modern British society and British and American literature.