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British masculinities, pomophobia, and the post-nation
Berthold Schoene

spectacularly perhaps in John Osborne’s Norquay_06_Ch5 90 22/3/02, 9:56 am 91 Masculinities and the post-nation play Look Back in Anger, which shows a young Englishman, Jimmy Porter, fight his pomophobic fear of imminent self-dispersal by aiming to shatter and assimilate the self of his closest other, that of his wife Alison. The Union and Jimmy In more than just one respect, Osborne’s Jimmy Porter epitomises a crisis in self-authentication that seems endemic to post-war British culture in its entirety. The play is an index of the postmodern decentring of the

in Across the margins
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Ethnicity and popular music in British cultural studies
Sean Campbell

Subculture, Hebdige endeavoured to theorise a variety of youth subcultural styles as a set of ‘differential responses to the black immigrant presence in [post-war] Britain’ (1979: 29), but I am primarily concerned Norquay_08_Ch7 127 22/3/02, 10:01 am 128 Cultural negotiations here with his discussion of punk. In a particular sub-section entitled ‘Bleached roots: punks and white ethnicity’, issues of race and ethnicity are clearly foregrounded. Hebdige suggests, for example, that ‘the punk aesthetic can be read … as a white “translation” of black “ethnicity”’ (64

in Across the margins