What is it like to belong to a small country community? How does it relate to national identity?
This book explores the cultures of rural Britain through the ways people manage their local social relationships. It reveals the diversity of British cultures, calling into question popular, but ill-formed,
"Belonging seeks to legitimize a social anthropology of locality within the British Isles. . . . The merit of
Belonging lies in the uniformly high quality of particular articles, and the insights they provide."--Culture
". . . reveals how strongly we all feel about our native geography . . . the fascinating subject (of
belonging) gets a good lighting and airing."--Guardian Books