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The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Graham Harrison


This book considers the ways that representations of Africa have contributed to the changing nature of British national identity. It does so by developing the concept of the African presence: the ways that references to Africa have become part of discussions within British political culture about the place of Britain in the world. Using interviews, photo archives, media coverage, advertisements, and web material, the book focuses on major Africa campaigns: the abolition of slavery, anti-apartheid, drop the debt, and Make Poverty History. Using a hybrid theoretical framework based mainly around ... More

Keywords: National identity, Campaigns, Africa, Representation, Frames

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088858
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Harrison, author