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  Xenophobe's Guide to the English: Nationalism and Identity
The English have a natural distrust of the unfamiliar and nowhere is this more clearly seen than in their attitude to the geography of their own country.
Xenophobia (Actually the English prefer "xenolipi" (pity for foreigners) but both words, being foreign in origin, are of limited pertinence in any case), although a Greek word, has its spiritual home in the English dictionary where it is drily defined as an "abstract" noun.
For the rest of Europe, as far as the English are concerned, the Italians are hysterical and dishonest; the Spanish, lazy; the Russians, gloomy; and the Scandinavians, Dutch, Belgians and Swiss, dull.
www.langust.ru /review/xeno-br1.shtml   (1329 words)

  
 English Civic Nationalism - Gareth Young
Scottish nationalism was, and still is, a hybrid of civic and ethnic nationalism, but the path to independence - temporarily stalled by devolution - was driven mostly by ethnic nationalism and a deep-rooted pathological hatred of the English.
The implication being that English nationalism is purely an ethnic nationalism based on skin colour (see The England Project).
The United Kingdom was a nationality not a nation, one that had taught 'its citizens at one and the same time to glory both in the name of Scotsmen or Welshmen or Englishmen and in the name of Britons.' (Barker 1928: 17).
www.theenglandproject.net /documents/englishcivicnationalism.html   (1927 words)

  
 Reviews
English people were opposed to the changing methods of French cuisine, claiming that the French were retreating from their national customs, something that no red-blooded Englishman would ever consider.
He also shows that the patriots' nationalism was simultaneously a display of love for their country and a response to the fear of changing times.
He embraced English cuisine and was appalled by the French, and Rogers describes him as an artist in the mould of previous English artists who drew on popular culinary prejudice.
www.cercles.com /review/r13/Rogers1103.htm   (1159 words)

  
 The Hindu : It's the English now
``English nationalism is the most dangerous form of nationalism of all that can arise within the United Kingdom, because England is five-sixths of the population of the U.K.,'' he said.
He also warned of the potential of English nationalism to destroy the U.K. ``Once a part of the united country or kingdom that is so predominant in size becomes nationalistic, then really the whole thing is under threat,'' he said.
A newly-formed campaign has demanded devolution of power to the English regions in order to assuage resentment at the power that was being given to other parts of the U.K. In a policy statement, it warned that the current constitutional arrangement was ``unstable with a growth in tension between the English regions and the rest''.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2000/04/30/stories/05301345.htm   (939 words)

  
 Government 100
And since regional nationalism fits in with the politics of European integration (the "Europe of regions"), Scottish and Welsh nationalists are favorably disposed toward the European Union.
This strain of English nationalism has arisen just at the time that the Scottish National Party is downplaying its call for independence because it has run foul of big business interests, who fear that it will raise taxes.
A sense of national identity, a knowledge of who you are and where you come from, seems to be essential for the psychic health of any society.
falcon.arts.cornell.edu /dg78/100.3/documents/BSB.htm   (5281 words)

  
 George Orwell: Notes on Nationalism
Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism.
English left-wing intellectuals did not, of course, actually want the Germans or Japanese to win the war, but many of them could not help getting a certain kick out of seeing their own country humiliated, and wanted to feel that the final victory would be due to Russia, or perhaps America, and not to Britain.
It is enough to say that, in the forms in which it appears among English intellectuals, it is a distorted reflection of the frightful battles actually happening in the external world, and that its worst follies have been made possible by the breakdown of patriotism and religious belief.
www.orwell.ru /library/essays/nationalism/english/e_nat   (7320 words)

  
 It is the state that says you cannot be English » The England Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Without an inclusive national story there is a danger of Balkanisation, with people voting and identifying according to race and religion, rather than economic and social interests.
English separatism is also on the rise as a direct result of ignoring English demands for national self determination on the same terms as the Scots.
This is because the English, along with their neo-colonial replacements, are ‘racists’ (or ethnocentric or whatever relevant term you wish to give it) who wish to be amongst their own kith and kin.
www.theenglandproject.net /wordpress/?p=66   (1287 words)

  
 English nationalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English nationalism is the name given to a nationalist political movement in England that demands self-government for England, via a devolved English Parliament.
The English nationalist movement has its roots in a perception amongst many people in England that they are English, rather than British.
Although it has lacked a parliament or government of its own since the Act of Union 1707, many English people still regard their nation to be a country in its own right and not merely a constituent part of the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_nationalism   (442 words)

  
 English-Canadian Nationalism in Decline
English-Canadian nationalism, defined as the pursuit of more cultural and economic independence from the United States, has been in steady decline for more than 10 years and will likely continue to decline into the next century, according to U of T political scientist Sylvia Bashevkin.
Bashevkin has studied Canadian nationalism since the Macdonald Royal Commission recommended free trade in the mid-1980s and says that a long string of policy defeats coupled with patterns of regionalism and internal differences among English-Canadian nationalists have led to the marginalization of the movement today.
"Regional divisions within Canada and the fact that English-Canadian nationalism is overwhelmingly an Ontario-based phenomenon of the political left explains some of the decline, given that the political left in Ontario is very weak," explains Bashevkin.
www.news.utoronto.ca /bin/19970714.asp   (228 words)

  
 Book Review: Kumar, English National Identity
The English identity that Kumar eventually delivers is clearly a creation of and reaction to the forces of modernity rather than the expression of some “primordial” or centuries-old ethnic affection.
This was a restrained Whig nationalism that extolled English liberties and institutions, English pragmatism and hardheadedness, while celebrating the English countryside, the “south country”; in particular, the England of tourist brochures.
This “missionary” or imperial identity as Kumar calls it cultivated among the English the sense that they were “too big” for conventional notions of nation as expressed on the continent, an identity that made it “unnecessary” for the English to ask the searching questions about themselves that other nations came to ponder.
www.cjsonline.ca /reviews/english.html   (1058 words)

  
 BBC News | UK | English nationalism 'threat to UK'
Cross-party politicians have warned of growing English nationalism following devolution, airing their views in a BBC programme.
Home Secretary Jack Straw says the English had used their "propensity to violence to subjugate Ireland, Wales and Scotland" on the Radio 4 programme Brits.
Mr Hague will say: "English nationalism is the most dangerous of all forms of nationalism that can arise within the United Kingdom, because England is five-sixths of the population of the UK."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/596703.stm   (399 words)

  
 newsBlog | Campaign for an English Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Scottish nationalism was, and still is, a hybrid of civic and ethnic nationalism, but the path to independence – temporarily stalled by devolution – was driven mostly by ethnic nationalism and a deep-rooted pathological hatred of the English.
As someone that counts himself as an English nationalist – a civic nationalist – I was offended by these remarks and responded to Alibhai-Brown and Cable (see The Green Ribbon) in the same knee-jerk way that they no doubt made their remarks.
The problem for English nationalists like myself, is that for all our best intentions – arguing for an English parliament that represents all English people regardless of ethnicity – there is no civic nationalism in England, not for immigrants, not for anybody.
www.thecep.org.uk /news/ViewItem.asp?Entry=731   (1966 words)

  
 Quebec Nationalism
On the contrary, the origins of modern nationalism in the 18th century point us to the ideals of equality of men through citizenship, democratic government for all peoples, and peaceful relations among free States.
In the context of a colonization by a foreign power, the nationalism of a conquered people can be and has often been a progressive liberation movement.
In the context of a territorial expansion or consolidation, the nationalism of a strong people is generally akin to imperialism.
english.republiquelibre.org /nationalism.html   (180 words)

  
 WNP - English 'Nationalism' - one step backwards
I remember one English Nationalist group in the 1970’s whose sole turnout of propaganda was anti-Celt and blamed all England’s troubles on the Celts.
‘English Nationalism’ is a side issue and a dangerous one at that.
Say NO to ‘English Nationalism’ and other form of regionalism - but more importantly step away from these ‘little solutions’ and embrace the world-wide doctrine of White Nationalism and the Pan-Aryan ideal.
www.aryanunity.com /WNP/english.html   (875 words)

  
 The Making of English National Identity - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory, Krishan Kumar examines the rise of English nationalism and issues of race and ethnicity from earliest times to the present day.
He argues that the long history of the English as an imperial people has, as with other imperial people like the Russians and the Austrians, developed a sense of missionary nationalism which in the interests of unity and empire has necessitated the repression of ordinary expressions of nationalism.
Nations and nationalism: civic, ethnic and imperial nations; 3.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521777364   (557 words)

  
 Newman: The Rise of English Nationalism (Book Review)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Newman sketches an English elite in the early eighteenth century whose tastes markedly contrasted with those of the lower class.
Newman argues that the sketches of William Hogarth and the stories of Henry Fielding demonstrated concern for the loss of the English character and the imposition of alien manners and morals.
A parallel scholarly revision stimulated nationalist historiography and ethnic consciousness, elevating the English national character to a mythic ideal.
www.uni-koeln.de /phil-fak/soeg/ethnos/inhalte/inhalte9/br_newma.htm   (515 words)

  
 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kumar’s argument is not a defense of or an apology for English conquest and brutality, especially in Catholic Ireland.
The downplaying of English nationalism helped them create and dominate Great Britain, and together an empire was built that also tended to soft-peddle English identity in the interests of a larger imperial and missionary project.
English nationalism seems to be emerging with new strength, after the end of empire, as Britain is becoming more decentralized and as globalization changes the nation’s very cultural and ethnic character.
www.csaa.ca /CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/200505/200505KUMAR.htm   (1411 words)

  
 Albion's Seedlings: English first, British second
English is being indigenous, being white and from this country.
By emphasizing English grievances, and by emphasizing how the central government's notion of British values fail, you are emphasizing negative things (however justified you may be to do so).
That was the beauty of the Founders' original idea of limited government at the national level-- if you didn't like some aspect of the laws and their consequences in one state, you could move to another state to be free of them, and still be an American.
anglosphere.com /weblog/archives/000333.html   (5312 words)

  
 NATIONS AND NATIONALISM
Nationalism is the central issue of the modern world.
As a scholarly, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal, it is designed to respond to the rapid growth of research in the study of nationalism and nationalist movements throughout the world.
Nations and Nationalism is the only journal in the English-speaking world specifically devoted to the study of nationalism.
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/ASEN/nat-nationalism.htm   (441 words)

  
 A reactionary brief for English cultural nationalism - Nor Shall My Sword--The Reinvention of England, by Simon Heffer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
His grim warning that ethnic minorities should expect to be harassed and intimidated in a newly "independent" England reflects the emergence of extreme right-wing tendencies from within the Tory party.
His demand that the English get their subsidy back is typical of the mean-minded egotism that characterises nationalism.
Heffer's aggressive English nationalism is the logical outcome of the Blair government's devolution policies.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/may1999/eng-m12.shtml   (2482 words)

  
 NIH: English Canadian Nationalism in a Nutshell
Members of the First Nations can move among us (many from out of town were visiting for an aboriginal event and filling the hotels) as long as they do not threaten our economic interests.
English Canadians want Canada to be an English country, with English as the official language, English laws, and English government.
Small-L liberal English Canadian opinion holds that something must be done to satisfy Quebec's legitimate aspirations, but, when the liberals get down to brass tacks, that something always turns out to be precious little.
www.interlog.com /~jfitzger/shell4.htm   (655 words)

  
 NATIONALISM AND HISTORICAL LOSS IN RENAISSANCE ENGLAND
According to Escobedo, the English experienced nationalism as a form of community that disrupted earlier religious and social identities, making it difficult to link the national present to the medieval past.
Furthermore, he argues, the English faced the nation’s temporal isolation before the Enlightenment narrative of historical progress emerged as a means to interpret novelty in a positive light.
“Nationalism and Historical Loss in Renaissance England is an important contribution to the study of Renaissance historiography and to current scholarship on several of the most significant early modern English writers.
www.cornellpress.cornell.edu /cup_detail.taf?ti_id=4071   (580 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke: On Patriotism, 1730-1754
They bring wealth to other nations, and are necessary to the well being of them; but they supply the Dutch with food and raiment, and are necessary even to their being.
The wealth of the nation he will most justly esteem to be his wealth, the power his power, the security and the honor, his security and honor....
To make government effectual to all the good purposes of it, there must be a religion; this religion must be national; and this national religion must be maintained in reputation and reverence; all other religions or sects must be kept too low to become the rivals of it.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/bolingbroke-patriotism.html   (2109 words)

  
 The Green Ribbon: What is English nationalism?
Interestingly, Mr Cable's definition of English nationalism seems to be slightly different to Gareth's.
So English nationalism means the Conservatives, UKIP and the BNP, all avowedly British parties.
English identity it seems is the scapegoat for Britain's imperial legacy.
tomgriffin.typepad.com /the_green_ribbon/2005/09/what_is_english.html   (711 words)

  
 Turkish Weekly Articles - A Comparative Analysis Of Nationalism, National Identity And Britishness/Englishness
She argues that three distinguished nations, namely, the English, the Scots and the Welsh, developed a British identity, which is, in many respects, different from its constituents.
As the English population is much more than even the sum of the rest, -Scots and the Welsh, it does not seem reasonable to suggest that the new identity does not contain the dominant character of the English.
The English aristocracy, which used to be Francophile prior to the revolution, then sought to identify itself; as French identity would have certainly been inapplicable to its members.
www.turkishweekly.net /articles.php?id=67   (4508 words)

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