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History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics
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History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics: Past politics and present histories

Emily Robinson

Abstract

History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics explores the different stories political parties tell us about British history and about their own historical roles. It examines archives, written histories and commemorations and focuses in particular on a number of explicit negotiations over historical narratives. These include the disputes over the National Curriculum for History, the assertion of a ‘lost’ social democratic tradition by the SDP and New Labour, Conservative attempts to re-assess their historical position in 1997 and the collapse of the Communist Party of Great ... More

Keywords: Party politics, British politics, Political culture, History, Historiography, Heritage, Memory, Nostalgia, Presentism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086311
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086311.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Robinson, author