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Culture Matters – Anglo-American Relations and the Intangibles of 'Specialness' - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Culture Matters: Anglo-American Relations and the Intangibles of 'Specialness'

Robert M. Hendershot and Steve Marsh


This book examines how intangible aspects of international relations – including identity, memory, representation, and symbolic perception – have helped to stimulate and sustain the Anglo-American special relationship. Drawing together world-leading and emergent scholars, this volume breaks new ground by applying the theories and methodologies of the ‘cultural turn’ in diplomatic history to the study of Anglo-American relations. It contends that matters of culture have been far more important to the special relationship than previously allowed in a field hitherto dominated by interest-based in ... More

Keywords: Anglo-American, special relationship, cultural history, diplomatic history, memory, identity, foreign policy, media, international relations, transatlantic studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526151421
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526151438


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Hendershot, editor
Grand Rapids Community College

Steve Marsh, editor
Cardiff University

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