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Covid-19, the Second World War, and the Idea of Britishness

Pettitt, Joanne, ed. (2021) Covid-19, the Second World War, and the Idea of Britishness. Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, 346 pp. E-ISBN 978-1-78997-981-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90231)

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In Great Britain, discussions of the Coronavirus pandemic have frequently been intertwined with references to the Second World War. Such allusions are to be found in political speeches, journalistic accounts and opinion pieces; they are also replete in the cultural sphere. Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, this comprehensive volume seeks to evaluate the uses (and abuses) of this rhetoric. The result is a multifaceted meditation on Britain’s response to the pandemic.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Britishness; COVID-19; Second World War
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Joanne Pettitt
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 11:03 UTC
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