Conclusion
in Performing Englishness
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book discusses the various artistic and contextual elements of the English folk resurgence that has generated the greatest public discussion and debate has been the appropriation and mobilisation of folk music by the British National Party (BNP). It explains the reasons for choosing to label the cultural moment a 'resurgence' rather than a 'revival'. The book focuses on those strands within the folk resurgence that overtly celebrate more progressive, hybrid or multi-ethnic visions of Englishness. Within Western cultural academic discourse, the quality of being indigenous is generally reserved for and assigned to those who are in positions of minority within colonised 'settler societies' (Ibid.). Despite the various similarities between the characterisation of indigeneity about Englishness, it is important to acknowledge that the term 'indigenous' is rarely used in relation to those debates.

Performing Englishness

Identity and politics in a contemporary folk resurgence

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