William Guthrie’s General History
Ben Dew

few days of incarceration, Guthrie took up his pen once more. Predictably, perhaps, the response from the opposition and its supporters contrasted sharply with that of the government. Whereas for William Pitt the paper was written with ‘a truly British constitutional spirit’, for the Marquis of Hartington it was ‘direct treason’ which, unless action was taken, would bring about ‘an end of government’.11 Much of Old England’s invective was expressed through commentary on England’s history, with particular reference to commercial and financial issues. The paper’s main

in Commerce, finance and statecraft
Derval Tubridy

the twentieth century. She describes it as ‘a kind of sitelessness, or homelessness, an absolute loss of place.’66 For Gabriele Schwab, Beckett’s politics are ‘an issue of territory, interpellation, and otherness’.67 Reread in the context of Salcedo’s art, Beckett’s neither gains particular relevance in the context of incarceration, asylum and immigration, as a text which explores the loss of identity, the refusal of sanctuary, the lack of another with whom to connect: of people ‘unheard’ and ‘unheeded’, silenced in this ‘unspeakable home’. Morton Feldman’s Neither

in Beckett and nothing
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Woman in a Dressing Gown
Melanie Williams

bedstead, a visual trope of her incarceration behind bars, is repeated in Woman in a Dressing Gown with Amy, suggesting a similarity between the two women’s situations despite their ostensible differences, one a real prisoner in the bare condemned cell, and the other a metaphorical prisoner in her own home. Examining Godard’s review further, it seems that his poor opinion of the film has more to do with

in British cinema of the 1950s
William Muraskin

with its own ghettos of poverty, sky-high minority incarceration, shocking levels of infant mortality, extreme wealth concentration and a Congress bought and sold by Wall Street banks, to tell the countries of the South how to set their priories, to condemn their unresponsive elites, corrupt rulers and unequal treatment of children, is grotesque hypocrisy. Freedom is the right to be wrong and to make mistakes. Independent countries have an

in The politics of vaccination
Revolutionary nationalism and women’s representation in Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Elleke Boehmer

nationalist programme for a new Kenya. Beginning with the writing of the epic-length Petals of Blood (1977), a project that extended across the early and mid-1970s, the time of his incarceration by the Kenyan state for alleged subversive practices, Ngugi came unequivocally to identify with the plight of the neocolonially betrayed Kenyan peasantry. His nationalism of the 1960s thus turned increasingly revolutionary and openly Marxist – an ideological trajectory to which Matigari still provides the high point. (A novel in Gikuyu, Murogi wa Kigoogo, slated for publication in

in Stories of women
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Joe Turner

) The above event, and the narrative of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre more broadly, provides a compelling theorisation of familial domesticity and the regulation of mobility under the British Empire. Bertha Mason, the subject of the above passage, is presented as the first ‘creole’ wife of Mr Rochester, one of the central protagonists in the novel. Her incarceration 30 Bordering intimacy in the attic of Rochester’s house remains a powerful example of the nature of racialisation and control in Victorian England. This chapter uses the figure of Bertha and her

in Bordering intimacy
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Manchester’s bog head
Melanie Giles

bog landscapes. Indeed, quite apart from the army, military occupation would also have brought new types of violence to the region: increased slavery, incarceration and prostitution, as well as violent gaming pleasures (see Redfern and Fibiger 2019 : 64). It is not surprising then that the early to mid-Roman period saw at least some continuity in forms of corporeal humiliation that had been sporadically practised for over a millennium by northern tribes, stoked now by the ambitions and punishments brought down upon them by Roman forces. We are thus no clearer in

in Bog bodies
The idioms and risks of defiance in the trial of Margaretha Horn, 1652
Alison Rowlands

the men and most especially the women, who formed the majority of those accused of witchcraft, in bearing the psychological and physical suffering caused by the experience of incarceration, interrogation and perhaps even torture without breaking down and admitting that they were witches. The reluctance of the council to resort to torture rapidly and without restraint, in addition to the knowledge that verdicts of guilt in witch-trials were the exception rather than the rule in Rothenburg, were doubtless crucial in giving many prisoners in the city gaol the strength

in Witchcraft narratives in Germany
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Joe Turner

incarceration, stop and search, and restrictive immigration policies based on delimiting the movement and freedom of black and Asian men (see Elliott-Cooper 2016). We might consider here how immigration detention rates reflect wider patterns of imprisonment in the UK, where black and Asian men are disproportionately represented by almost exactly double.3 Sexuality and renderings of deviancy play an important role here. It is worth remembering that the hardening of modern racial categorisation and its governance has nearly always taken place around fears of intimacy and

in Bordering intimacy
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

, ‘undesirable’ racial groups and whole social classes were subject to stereotyping, oppression, incarceration and extermination in line with ideological considerations. Common also to both fascist and communist movements was the hatred and contempt for liberal values and parliamentary democracy, which supposedly betrayed the nation or the class. The consequences for the international balance of power were very

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