British culture after empire: Race, decolonisation and migration since 1945
Press release issued: 10 March 2023
edited by Josh Doble, Liam Liburd and Emma Parker
British culture after Empire, edited by Josh Doble (Edinburgh), Liam Liburd (Durham), and Emma Parker (Bristol), is the first collection of its kind to explore the intertwined social, cultural and political aftermath of empire in Britain from 1945 up to and beyond the Brexit referendum of 2016, combining approaches from the fields of history, English and cultural studies. Against those who would deny, downplay or attempt to forget Britain's imperial legacy, the various contributions expose and explore how the British Empire and the consequences of its end continue to shape Britain at the local, national and international level. As an important and urgent intervention in a field of increasing relevance within and beyond the academy, the book offers fresh perspectives on the colonial hangovers in post-colonial Britain from up-and-coming as well as established scholars.
For more information, see the Manchester University Press website.