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White male vulnerability as heterosexual fantasy
Susanna Paasonen

and uproot early experiences of hunger, violence, hurt, death, abandonment and neglect in ways enabling therapeutic healing. This chapter asks what makes the traumatised and vulnerable super-​rich white man appealing as a heterosexual fantasy figure. In order to unravel vulnerability as both a fantasy that lends the series much of its commercial power and a narrative instrument deployed in character building, I first examine the use of generic romance and erotica conventions (e.g. Radway, 1984; Snitow, 1983) as well as the gendered forms of affective labour that the

in The power of vulnerability
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The early British films of Joseph Losey
Neil Sinyard

be a good thing. As Gavin Lambert said at the time: ‘There is a splendour about this film, which has one of the most absurdly extravagant plots on record, and never flinches from it.’ As well as the energy of the visual style, what also marks out Losey’s English films at this time is what one might call his American ‘baggage’ – his background and early experience in American

in British cinema of the 1950s
Obama, Trump and the Asia Pacific political economy
Michael Mastanduno

protectionist sentiment by mobilising export interests (e.g. large transnational firms), and promising to open markets abroad. 22 Market access abroad was the hegemonic response to protectionist pressure at home. The TPP, by offering to US multinationals the promise of state-of-the-art liberalisation in the global economy’s most dynamic region, did just that. Trump: From hegemony to balancing? Any analysis that extrapolates enduring foreign policy patterns from the early experience of a new administration must proceed with caution. In the case of President Trump

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
James Thompson

’s relational aesthetics in the work that follows, I am accepting his perspective that making art could be a ‘proposal to live in a shared world’ ( 2002 : 22). This, in turn, suggests a rethinking of some existing community-based theatre practices. Ethics of care We have all experienced care, perhaps of varying quality, in order to grow and enter adulthood. Of course since this early experience, many adults might also have taken on caregiving roles supporting others, whether children and other family or friends, or patients and clients, and similarly they might have been

in Performing care
Bonnie Evans

‘phantasies’ in relation to their early experiences that led them to repress or divert internal forces and drives, which could manifest problems in later life. Isaacs claimed that from the moment an infant experienced an instinctual urge, he also had the capacity to think about that urge and to imagine the direction it may take. If an instinctual drive was frustrated, then the infant

in The metamorphosis of autism
The short history of Indian doctors in the Colonial Medical Service, British East Africa
Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala

the socio-medical worlds they faced); district medical reports are also very useful (see below, note 33). Very early experiences are recorded in BL IOR/L/MIL/7/12673, H.D. Masani, Report on the Health of the Mombasa Force, including 24th Bombay Infantry, 3 June 1896 and BL IOR/ MIL/7/14462: 1899–1901, Collection 323/40 Promotion of Uganda Railway Hospital Assistant Rahmat Ali

in Beyond the state
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Balance, malleability and anthropology: historical contexts
Chris Millard

the above-mentioned discussions of adaptation and evolution, to the varied concepts of psychoanalysis, where early experiences are said to mould future character and pathology to an enormous extent. This emerges very clearly in child guidance. 18 It is also evident in some strands of sociology – even as part of those ideas that deploy concepts of culture as a measure of civilisation. 19 What I am arguing instead, is that an

in Balancing the self
Christine E. Hallett

brief account of Kate Luard’s early experiences of the First World War, see:  Christine E. Hallett, Veiled Warriors:  Allied Nurses of the First World War (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2014): Chapter 1. 25 Anon., Diary of a Nursing Sister: 52–3. On nursing work on hospital trains, see: Hallett, Veiled Warriors: Chapter 1. 26 Anon., Diary of a Nursing Sister: 88–90. 27 Anon., Diary of a Nursing Sister: 206. 28 Anon., Diary of a Nursing Sister: 212. 29 Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth:  An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900–1925 (London: Virago Press, 2004

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
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Winifred Dolan beyond the West End
Lucie Sutherland

life, but it does not receive extended attention beyond Small Beer. In the ‘Guide to Stage Management’, Dolan describes her integral role in the evolution of drama work at New Hall, before providing technical specifications for the theatre space. When assessing how West End work is used, the final page of the Foreword to this volume is of particular interest. Here, it is made explicit that early experience has been translated into clear lines of practice, to enhance personal authority as a teacher and producer. The Foreword concludes ‘Winifred Dolan, Newnham Paddox

in Stage women, 1900–50
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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

? respondents, grammar schools4 do offer a form of selective education which is (largely) not based on financial status. The following section will discuss how, just as earlier experiences of schools in an area can influence parents’ perceptions, the respondents’ own experience in different sectors within the educational landscape sometimes shaped their views of the available choices, particularly in relation to grammar schools. Selective education: grammar schools None of the three areas in which the parents lived had selective grammar schools.5 However, in all three areas

in All in the mix