By Antony Easthorpe
During this hugely enticing ebook, Antony Easthope examines 'Englishness' as a sort and a chain of shared discourses. Discussing the topic of 'nation' - a starting to be region in literary and cultural reviews - Easthope bargains polemical arguments written in a full of life and obtainable kind. Englishness and nationwide Culture asserts a profound and unacknowledged continuity among the 17th century and this present day. It argues that modern reporters, historians, novelists, poets and comedians proceed to talk in the course of the voice of a long-standing empiricist culture.
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171). In this respect (and drawing on another register) it may be appropriate to think of discourse as what Wittgenstein has in mind when he writes of a language as ‘a form of life’ (1968, para. 19). This present study will tend to confirm a view of the signifier as an anchor rather than a flag. 2 NATIONAL DESIRE The idea of the nation is the most materialist of ideas. (Régis Debray 1977, p. 29) Nineteenth-century commentators on the national question—Lord Acton, Ernest Renan, John Stuart Mill—have nothing like the authority of (say) Marx for political economy or Peirce for semiology.
His slightly uneasy answer is that they do not, on the grounds that it is ‘worth separating’ modern nationalism, distinguished from tribalism by (he NATIONAL DESIRE 39 lists) ‘citizenship through education, group differentiae in terms of the language of instruction, and unmediated membership of mass co-cultural societies’ (p. 173). Citizenship, some kind of formal education system, mass society: what lies behind these details, providing a not-too-surprising way to discriminate tribe and nation, is the idea that nation is a form of collective identity which becomes possible only in the conditions of modernity.
State and culture are necessarily distinct in principle. Historically, empirically, nation as state and nation as culture have not always occurred together (and this disjunction has preoccupied discussion to the exclusion of other issues, as we shall see). Seton-Watson is right to observe: The distinction between states and nations is fundamental…. States can exist without a nation, or with several nations, among their subjects; and a nation can be coterminous with the population of one state, or be included together with other nations within one state, or be divided between states.