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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Additional Information: Chapter 27. © The Contributors and Editors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Apr 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Apr 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
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 (2008): 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
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440811 Political theory and political philosophy
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430304 British history
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440799 Policy and administration not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): 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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