Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Iain Sinclair$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brian Baker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719069048

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 04 August 2021

Driven to the margins

Driven to the margins

(p.138) 6 Driven to the margins
Iain Sinclair

Brian Baker

Manchester University Press

This chapter assesses the impact of the Millennium Dome, a structure that is believed to have been a part of an ideological project to negotiate the seeming fracture of a unified British ‘identity’. It introduces the ‘spectator of modernity’, which is the flâneur, who is able to take in the city as a totality, and a formulation that joins together with the subjectivity questioned by the modern nation-state. It then looks at Sinclair's move from the centre to the margins and his interest in studying the repressed, forgotten and suppressed. Finally, it shows how London is marked with histories of oppression and histories of resistance.

Keywords:   Millennium Dome, British identity, spectator of modernity, flâneur, margins, histories of oppression, histories of resistance

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.