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The Public on the Public

The British Public as Trust, Reflexivity and Political Foreclosure

Authors: Westall, C., Gardiner, M.

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In Britain, the resistance to popular determination allowed by the financial construct of the public has been so successful that this term, public, must be re-read as politically paralyzing. The problem, our problem, is the public - which we are so often told will bring us together and provide for us - and it is this we must move beyond.

About the authors

Claire Westall is Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, UK. Previous works include Literature of an Independent England: Revisions of England, Englishness and English Literature (2013) edited with Michael Gardiner, and Cross-Gendered Voices: Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing (2012), edited with Rina Kim.
 
Michael Gardiner is Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. His previous books include The Cultural Roots of British Devolution (2004), At the Edge of Empire (2008), The Return of England in English Literature (2012), and The Constitution of English Literature (2013).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: We Are Not ‘the Public’

    Westall, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Public as Financial Trust

    Westall, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 13-31

  • The Public as Cultural Commonwealth

    Westall, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 32-54

  • Public Participation as Debt Demand

    Westall, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 55-76

  • Public Reflexivity as Political Foreclosure

    Westall, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 78-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Public on the Public
Book Subtitle
The British Public as Trust, Reflexivity and Political Foreclosure
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35134-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137351340
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35133-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46878-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 152
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