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The Self and the Other in the British National Context (English version)


  • Gabriel ROMAN- BARBUTI

    () (Referee for International Relations, „Constantin Brancusi” University, Targu-Jiu, Romania)


In this article we want to analyze the concepts of identity and multiculturalism, particularly with reference to the British context. In this regard, we present a brief analysis and display on historical view, as being emblematic of the issue exposed. Multiculturalism is considered as the only solution for the reconciliation of the two perspectives: Englishness and Britishness. Multiculturalism tries to solve the old syntagma of "us and the other " by replacing it with a slightly different approach to this age old relationship. Contemporary multiculturalism appears as a form of cultural or rejuvenation, which is necessary for any given culture to continue existing.

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  • Gabriel ROMAN- BARBUTI, 2010. "The Self and the Other in the British National Context (English version)," Postmodern Openings, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 4, pages 125-138, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev3rl:v:4:y:2010:i::p:125-138

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    nationhood; multicultural patterns; multiculturalism; identity;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy


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