Britishness, Identity and Citizenship

The View From Abroad

by Catherine McGlynn (Volume editor) Andrew Mycock (Volume editor) J.W. McAuley (Volume editor)
©2011 Edited Collection 354 Pages
Series: British Identities since 1707, Volume 2


This volume is an exciting contribution to debates about identity and citizenship both in the UK and elsewhere. By examining the view from abroad, through popular cultural transmission, education, and travel and migration, the transnational nature of Britishness and the political and cultural dynamism of the concept and its contemporary relevance becomes apparent. The multi-layered relationships uncovered in this work have historically shaped both the transmission and reception of Britishness and continue to do so. The international group of contributors, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, synthesise contemporary and historical debates about Britishness to offer a vital breadth to a debate that is becoming increasingly narrow and introspective in the UK.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (August)
British Cultural Identity British Emigrants Britishness, Identity and Citizenship Scottishness imperial vision European Integration
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. VIII, 354 pp.

Biographical notes

Catherine McGlynn (Volume editor) Andrew Mycock (Volume editor) J.W. McAuley (Volume editor)

Catherine McGlynn is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. Her research focuses on issues of national identity and citizenship, with special reference to ethnic differentiation and conflict resolution. Along with her co-editors she is a founder member of the PSA Specialist Group on Britishness. Andrew Mycock is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. His key research and teaching interests focus on post-empire citizenship and national identity, particularly in the UK and the Russian Federation, and the impact of citizenship and history education programmes. He is co-convenor of the Academy for the Study of Britishness. James W. McAuley is Professor of Irish Studies and an associate dean at the University of Huddersfield. He has written extensively on Northern Irish politics and society, and especially on aspects of Ulster unionism and loyalism. He researches on conflict transformation and broader aspects of British identity.


Title: Britishness, Identity and Citizenship