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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 158: The UK Post Brexit: In The Ashes of Empire w/ Priya Gopal and the Saturday Crüe

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 158: The UK Post Brexit: In The Ashes of Empire w/ Priya Gopal and the Saturday Crüe

Update: 2021-07-21
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The past decade has been one of turmoil and tumult for the United Kingdom. From economic austerity to Brexit, the country has limped and lurched from crisis to crisis. The outcome has been growing division evidenced by the rise of Scottish nationalism and increased polarization between left and right. One important aspect of this trend towards national disintegration has been the increasingly ill-tempered cultural war, stoked by the right-wing press and Conservative government. As in the United States, part of this battle is being waged over history, with the Tory establishment and their allies at the Daily Mail and Telegraph whipping up hysteria about attacks on British heritage in response to critical academic studies on the country’s imperial past. How does history feed into British national identity?
 
How is the empire remembered? And what does the increasingly contentious nature of the public discussion pertaining to British history tell us about the state of British politics?


 
About Priyamvada:
My primary interests are in colonial and postcolonial studies. I have related interests in the novel, South Asian literature, decolonization, critical race studies and the politics and cultures of empire and globalization. Published work includes Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence (Routledge, 2005), After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial Studies (Special issue of New Formations co-edited with Neil Lazarus), The Indian English Novel: Nation, History and Narration (Oxford University Press, 2009) and, most recently, Insurgent Empire: Anti Colonial Resistance and British Dissent (Verso, 2020). My work has also appeared in The Hindu, Outlook India, India Today, The Independent, The New Statesman, The Guardian and The Nation (USA). I've contributed occasionally to the BBC's Start the Week and Newsnight as well as programmed on NDTV-India, Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 158: The UK Post Brexit: In The Ashes of Empire w/ Priya Gopal and the Saturday Crüe

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 158: The UK Post Brexit: In The Ashes of Empire w/ Priya Gopal and the Saturday Crüe

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