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Popular culture is invariably a vehicle for the dominant ideas of its age. Never was this more true than in the late-19th and early 20th centuries, when it reflected the nationalist and imperialist ideologies current throughout Europe. This book examines the various media through which nationalist ideas were conveyed in late-Victorian and Edwardian times in the theatre, "ethnic" shows, juvenile literature, education and the iconography of popular art. Nineteenth-century music hall was known as the 'fount of patriotism'. A heroic and romantic vision of Empire helped to widen the appeal of British imperialism, which newspaper and magazine editors insisted on communicating to the new mass reading public. Juvenile fiction included Victorian children's books, and very few seemed deliberately anti-imperialist. The book offers a bridge between the pre-1914 period and the interwar years and between the public school and state school systems. It discusses the case of Peter Lobengula as a focus for racial attributes in late Victorian and Edwardian times. The imperial economic vision lay ready to hand for the publicists and public relations men who saw the Empire Marketing Board as one of the great opportunities in the inter-war years to develop their craft. The book also argues that whereas the Scout movement was created in the atmosphere of defensive Empire in the Edwardian period, Scouting ideology underwent a significant change in the post-war years. Girl Guides remind us that the role of girls and women in youth organisations and imperial ideologies has been too little studied.

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John M. MacKenzie

politically important to the Corporation, and won it public support. 49 Stephen Constantine demonstrates the manner in which the imperial economic vision lay ready to hand for the publicists and public relations men who saw the Empire Marketing Board as one of the great opportunities in the inter-war years to develop their craft. The EMB exploited the full range of media available, the cinema, posters, ephemera

in Imperialism and Popular Culture
John M. Mackenzie

pavilion at Newcastle in 1929, 25 where the Dominions took it in turns to show off their products, and similar ideas were conveyed at Glasgow in 1938. But it was the Great Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924-25 which perhaps did most to further this imperial economic vision. The idea of an Empire Exhibition had first been mooted by the British Empire League in 1902. The Liberal Party victory in 1906 killed

in Propaganda and Empire