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Dreams of belonging in Cornish nationalist and New Age environmental writing

studies, in his Celtic Britain (1986) describes immigration – from Roman times to much more recent history – as a threat to English identity, defining identity in racial terms. The Cornish, in contrast, are unproblematically British. Protesting against how the word ‘English’ is often used to convey the meaning ‘British’, while people in Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and the Isle of Man ‘would not dream’ of

in Rocks of nation