chapter  14
IDENTITY AND POWER
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Every Edwardian’s sense of self was shaped by four dimensions. Each dimension not only helped to construct a personal identity but at the same time was a tie in the social order, a link to a wider consciousness: a consciousness which principally held society together, but could also become, in itself, an agent for change. The four dimensions were belonging to a nation, masculinity or feminity, age or generation, and class.