Scratching the post-imperial itch

Mondal, Anshuman A. ORCID: (2018) Scratching the post-imperial itch. In: Brexit and Literature. Taylor and Francis, pp. 82-91. ISBN 9780815376682

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On 24 June, Nigel Farage declared with typical overstatement that 23 June 2016 would henceforth be remembered as Britain’s “independence day”. Those of us who have concerned ourselves with the fates of nations and societies that achieved their independence from European colonial and imperial rule in the latter half of the twentieth century know that “independence” means no such thing, that it is perhaps the most dazzling and distracting term in the lexicon of the political snake-oil salesman. By that very token, however, it must be acknowledged that it still wields incredible and immeasurable rhetorical force, especially in an era marked by an intensification of globalisation that has enmeshed all nations, states, cultures and identities in an intricate web of reciprocal - albeit highly unequal and uneven - interdependencies.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Modern and Contemporary Writing Research Group
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 19:30
DOI: 10.4324/9781351203197

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