Postcolonial Wales by Jane Aaron, Chris Williams

By Jane Aaron, Chris Williams

Questions, hypotheses, and ideas drawn from postcolonial conception are used to appreciate the tradition and politics of postdevolution Wales in those essays. starting with discussions of the way Wales, as a kingdom, has been understood historiographically, in addition to traditionally, this research specializes in Welsh cultural alterations by way of literature, mass media, song, drama, and the visible arts.

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Young, R. J. C. (1998). ‘Ideologies of the postcolonial’, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 1, 4–8. Young, R. J. C. (2003). Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Zimmern, A. (1921). My Impressions of Wales, London: Mills and Boon. 02 Chapter PW 19/5/05 4:52 pm Page 23 2 In the Shadow of the First-born: The Colonial Legacy in Welsh Politics RICHARD WYN JONES1 Postcolonialism as both field and mode of enquiry depends on the validity of two presuppositions, the first of which seems to me to be almost entirely uncontroversial and the second only slightly less so.

Welsh wizard and British Empire: Dr John Dee and a Welsh identity’, in G. A. Williams, The Welsh in Their History, London: Croom Helm. Williams, G. A. (1982b). ‘Imperial south Wales’, in G. A. Williams, The Welsh in Their History, London: Croom Helm. Williams, L. J. (1995). Was Wales Industrialised? Essays in Modern Welsh History, Llandysul: Gomer Press. Williams, P. (1977). ‘The internal colony’, Planet, 37/8, 60–5. Williams, R. (1985). ‘Wales and England’, in J. ), The National Question Again: Welsh Political Identity in the 1980s, Llandysul: Gomer Press.

Merfyn Jones (1992: 357) puts it, ‘beyond Wales’, we make Wales ‘a place with citizens, not a cause with adherents’, embracing the prospect of a global democracy. The concept of a postnational citizenship crosses existing political borders and cultural boundaries, aiming for a consensus of universal moral values that enshrines the rights of the individual through democratic participation, that speaks in terms of respect for all human beings of all levels of wealth and status, that aims to reduce inequality within and between countries and continents and that seeks human societies that are more in tune with environmental pressures and demands.

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