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Performing Englishness: Identity and politics in a contemporary folk resurgence

Trish Winter and Simon Keegan-Phipps


Performing Englishness looks in detail at the growth in popularity and profile of the English folk arts in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Based on original research within English folk culture, it is the only ethnographic study of its kind. By closely scrutinising various facets of this folk resurgence – discursive, musical and visual – the authors explore how it speaks to a broader explosion of interest in the subject of English national and cultural identity. How does contemporary English folk music and dance relate to ideas about England and Englishness? What kinds of English ... More

Keywords: Englishness, Folk, Revival, Resurgence, Ethnography, Ethnomusicology, Cultural Studies, Indigeneity, Tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097300
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trish Winter, author
University of Sunderland

Simon Keegan-Phipps, author
University of Sheffield

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