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The Self and the Other in the British National Context (English version)

Gabriel ROMAN- Barbuti ()
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Gabriel ROMAN- Barbuti: Referee for International Relations, „Constantin Brancusi” University, Targu-Jiu, Romania

Postmodern Openings, 2010, vol. 4, 125-138

Abstract: In this article we want to analyze the concepts of identity and multiculturalism, particularly with reference to the British context. In this regard, we present a brief analysis and display on historical view, as being emblematic of the issue exposed. Multiculturalism is considered as the only solution for the reconciliation of the two perspectives: Englishness and Britishness. Multiculturalism tries to solve the old syntagma of "us and the other " by replacing it with a slightly different approach to this age old relationship. Contemporary multiculturalism appears as a form of cultural or rejuvenation, which is necessary for any given culture to continue existing.

Keywords: nationhood; multicultural patterns; multiculturalism; identity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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