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What is Britishness

What is Britishness?

  • shared values rather than a question of birth (politeness, abiding by rules)
  • cultural aspects (often stereotypical)
  • Britishness is a changing concept because Britain is subject to change
  • conflict: Does race and ethnicity matter?
  • Many Welsh people don’t identify as British
    • Depends on a feeling of belonging
  • being a citizen
  • simply living in Britain or the Commentwealth
  • often confused with being “English”
  • multicultural