On the Edge of Britishness: The Rupture of a National Identity

Parker, Charlie ORCID: 0000-0002-4569-7580 (2020) On the Edge of Britishness: The Rupture of a National Identity. National Identities, 22 (3). pp. 245-263. doi:10.1080/14608944.2019.1634032

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St Helena is a British Overseas Territory. This paper investigates how an imagined and ideological link between Britain and the island was created, maintained and eventually weakened. British citizenship was removed in 1981. Since its return in 2002, many St Helenians have migrated to the UK. Whilst a sense of Britishness has weakened, a sense of lived Britishness has simultaneously occurred. Investigating the feelings, emotions and cultural values within this migrant community, the islanders are far from deluded about their downgraded national identity and, as a community, are willing to articulate their mixed emotions.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: National identity; Britishness; Citizenship; St Helena; Migration; Island studies; REF2021
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Charlie Parker
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 13:44
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:24
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6780

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