From certainty to searching: the impact of 1979 on Welsh identity

Henderson, Lindsay (2012) From certainty to searching: the impact of 1979 on Welsh identity. In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 July 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

In 1979, the Welsh people rejected devolution in a referendum held, somewhat ironically, on St. David's Day, the Welsh equivalent of St. Patrick's Day. The depth of the rejection of devolution – 80% of those who participated voted 'no' – shook the section of Welsh society that had actively campaigned for cultural protection, Home Rule and independence within Britain.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 27. © The Contributors and Editors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2013 03:21
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Welsh autonomy; British politics; home rule; referendum; national identity
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22034

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