書誌事項

Britain

James O'Driscoll

Oxford University Press, 1997, c1995

Rev. and updated ed

タイトル別名

Britain : the country and its people

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注記

"The country and its people : an introduction for learners of English"--on cover

Includes bibliographical references and index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

This title presents a readable introduction to British institutions, attitudes and daily life.

目次

  • 1. Country and people
  • Geographically speaking
  • Politically speaking
  • The four nations
  • The dominance of England
  • National loyalties
  • 2. History
  • Prehistory
  • The Roman period (43-410)
  • The Germanic invasions (410-1066)
  • The medieval period (1066-1485)
  • The sixteenth century
  • The seventeenth century
  • The eighteenth century
  • The nineteenth century
  • The twentieth century
  • 3. Geography
  • Climate
  • Land and settlement
  • The environment and pollution
  • London
  • Southern England
  • The Midlands
  • Northern England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • 4. Identity
  • Ethnic identity: the native British
  • Ethnic identity: the non-native British
  • The family
  • Geographical identity
  • Class
  • Men and women
  • Religious and political identity
  • Social and everyday contacts
  • Identity in Northern Ireland
  • Being British
  • 5. Attitudes
  • Stereotypes and change
  • English versus British
  • Multiculturalism
  • Conservatism
  • Being different
  • The love of nature
  • The love of animals
  • Formality and informality
  • Public spiritedness and amateurism
  • Privacy and sex
  • 6. Political life
  • The public attitude to politics
  • The style of democracy
  • The constitution
  • The style of politics
  • The party system
  • The modern situation
  • 7. The monarchy
  • The appearance
  • The reality
  • The role of the monarch
  • The value of the monarchy
  • The future of the monarchy
  • 8. The government
  • The Cabinet
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Civil Service
  • Central and local government
  • Local government services
  • 9. Parliament
  • The atmosphere of Parliament
  • An MP's life
  • Parliamentary business
  • The party system in Parliament
  • The House of Lords
  • 10. Elections
  • The system
  • Formal arrangements
  • The campaign
  • Polling day
  • Election night
  • Recent results and the future
  • 11. The law
  • The police and the public
  • Crime and criminal procedure
  • The system of justice
  • The legal profession
  • 12. International relations
  • The end of empire
  • The armed forces
  • Transatlantic relations
  • The sovereignty of the union: Europe
  • The sovereignty of the union: Scotland and Wales
  • The sovereignty of the union: Northern Ireland
  • 13. Religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Anglicanism
  • Catholicism
  • Other conventional Christian churches
  • Other religions, churches and religious movements
  • 14. Education
  • Historical background
  • Organization
  • Style
  • Recent developments
  • School life
  • Public exams
  • Education beyond sixteen
  • 15. The economy and everyday life
  • Earning money
  • Work organizations
  • The structure of trade and industry
  • The distribution of wealth
  • Finance and investment
  • Spending money: shopping
  • Shop opening hours
  • 16. The media
  • The importance of the national press
  • The two types of national newspaper
  • The characteristics of the national press: politics
  • The characteristics of the national press: sex and scandal
  • The BBC
  • Television: organization
  • Television: style
  • 17. Transport
  • On the road
  • Public transport in towns and cities
  • Public transport between towns and cities
  • The story of the chunnel
  • Air and water
  • 18. Welfare
  • The benefits system
  • Social services and charities
  • The national health service
  • The medical profession
  • 19. Housing
  • Houses, not flats
  • Private property and public property
  • The importance of 'home'
  • Individuality and conformity
  • Interiors: the importance of cosiness
  • Owning and renting
  • Homelessness
  • 20. Food and drink
  • Attitudes to food
  • Eating out
  • Alcohol
  • Pubs
  • 21. Sport and competition
  • A national passion
  • The social importance of sport
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Animals in sport
  • Other sports
  • Gambling
  • 22. The arts
  • The arts in society
  • The characteristics of British arts and letters
  • Theatre and cinema
  • Music
  • Literature
  • The fine arts
  • 23. Holidays and special occasions
  • Traditional seaside holidays
  • Modern holidays
  • Christmas and New Year
  • Other notable annual occasions

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