New Model Island : How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England-9781912248254

New Model Island : How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England by Niven, Alex

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Author: Niven, Alex

Society & culture: general

Published on 12 November 2019 by Watkins Media (Repeater Books) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 150 pages
192 x 120 x 12 | 150g

From Orwell-reading centrists to right-wing extremists, there have been countless attempts in recent decades to reimagine the feudal nation that was once England. But there is a strong case for saying that `England' doesn't exist at all in the twenty-first century. New Model Island examines a disparate range of cultural references-the late Mark Fisher, Dylan Thomas, Alton Towers, Northumbrian activism and Catholic Marxism-as it seeks to reimagine the architecture of the British Isles in the context of the energetic socialist revival of the moment. Part utopian memoir, part elegy for the 2010s, New Model Island is an impassioned call for a new kind of dreaming about post-national identity in a post-capitalist future.