‘Only a local affair’? Imagining and enacting locality through London's Boer War carnivals

Georgiou, D. (2018) ‘Only a local affair’? Imagining and enacting locality through London's Boer War carnivals. Urban History, 45 (1). pp. 100-127. ISSN 0963-9268

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This article examines carnivals held in Greater London during the Boer War, as a prism through which to analyse the contemporary construction and enactment of locality in the metropolis. It argues that ideas of locality, class and citizenship were reshaped through advances in transport and communication, more active government and urban and then suburban growth. This was manifest in the carnivals, whereby a national and imperial cause stimulated local initiative and citywide replication, encouraged expressions of local identity but also instigated and exacerbated local rivalries, and illustrated the extent to which class identities were nested in local ones.

Publication Type: Articles
Additional Information: This article has been published in a revised form in Urban History https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926816000900. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press 2017
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > History
Depositing User: Dion Georgiou
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 16:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2021 09:58
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4360

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