Dr Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People and the hybrid pathways of Chinese modernity
Alice Tsay

normalising Western-style art for the Chinese public. 6 Along the same lines, Weipin Tsai contends that advertising in the newspaper Shenbao helped to produce the idealised image of the housewife as at once ‘consumer, domestic, and patriot’ in the new vision of liberated femininity that emerged after the 1915 New Culture Movement. 7 Even in case studies in which the advertising medium consists primarily of text, emphasis is placed on the construction of an ideological

in Progress and pathology
Peter D.G. Thomas

assertions in Parliament a week earlier. ‘Strange! As if all matters political were not to be discussed in the cabinet, and the ministers to come down to either House without knowing each other’s minds.’13 The cabinet may have been unofficial, but its existence was accepted in newspapers, correspondence and Parliamentary debate. Its informality was reflected in irregularity of meetings and variation of composition. It met as need arose, usually at least once a week save in the summer recess of Parliament, and almost always at the private houses of ministers, any one of

in George III
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Beyond the witch trials
Owen Davies and Willem de Blécourt

mentalities and social control. At another level, the eighteenth century saw an increasing popular access to and engagement with printed material. While the extent of the growth of literacy during the Enlightenment is a matter of considerable debate, there is no doubt that there was a publishing boom, and that it was partly inspired by a popular thirst for literary knowledge. The rise of such printed formats as periodicals and newspapers have been seen as instrumental in the spread of enlightened knowledge across society. Yet as the work by Sabine Doering-Manteuffel and

in Beyond the witch trials
Charles V. Reed

rule over native peoples. Shepstone offered an address ‘that had been agreed upon for the sake of brevity by the native chiefs’. 62 The settler newspaper Natal Mercury understood it as proof that ‘these barbarous things’ had been ‘tamed’ under the ‘easy yoke of the British Government’, which offered protection and safety from the cruelty of local chiefs. 63 The fierce dance by one young Zulu

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
Women performers and the law in the ‘long’ Edwardian period
Viv Gardner

Coffin, Robert Courtneidge and Augustus Moore made appearances in court, and the debate was picked up in the newspapers under such headlines as ‘What is an Actress?’, with opinions from George Alexander, George Edwardes and Beerbohm Tree generating publicity about the case and its participants.7 Thomas’s two lines were, ‘I am a perfect wonder at spotting winners, and I hardly ever lose at bridge’, and ‘Dear old Hyde Park’. Charles Wyndham in a written deposition said that ‘he considered that a lady who had to speak such lines … must be intelligent’; ‘the words’, in his

in Stage women, 1900–50
Vaccine scares, statesmanship and the media
Andrea Stöckl and Anna Smajdor

role of science in British society and use qualitative content analysis to research the debates in selected newspapers between 1998 and 2003. 9 We searched the archives of two major newspapers, the Guardian and the Daily Mail , for debates on MMR, Andrew Wakefield and the decision-making process of the then prime minister. We defined the search terms as ‘Wakefield’ and ‘MMR’, and ‘Blair’ and ‘MMR’. We chose these two newspapers

in The politics of vaccination
Mike Huggins

culture. Ever more people bought the leading newspapers with their racing pages, watched the last furlong of major race meetings in the cinema, or listened to radio commentaries, perhaps after purchasing sweepstakes or placing a bet. Interest in and support for racing became more widely acceptable, even amongst the middle classes. This contributed to wider changes in social attitudes to betting. Some M 42 Horseracing and the British, 1919–39 older racing journalists were less enamoured of such increased attention. J. B. Booth, for example, felt in 1938 that ‘modern

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39
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Global Britishness and settler cultures in South Africa and New Zealand
Charles V. Reed

subjects at home and in the empire, both projects represented the progress and development of an expanding British world. Cape Town newspaper writers and colonial officials celebrated this day as one of the most important in all the history of South Africa. It was a historic day, they would suggest, a day when the Cape Colony began to transform from a backwater of the British Empire to an important depot of commerce

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
Norbert Steinhaus

; after they presented the report, they had no further contact with the organization. The students have not used the results from the project for other work. However, they have used methods they learned. Further, the supervisor has hired one of the students as an assistant and recruited two students to do their master’s theses. Copies of the report were also sent to local newspapers. During the research period, the organization also sent out press releases, explaining why they had required help from scientists. Few projects brought to the science shop are science based

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Mia-Marie Hammarlin

hand, Silberstein felt that there is indeed such a thing as media hounding. She herself used the concept repeatedly during the interview in order to characterise what she described above as the occasion when all journalists move in the same direction. In the line of reasoning of political editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Heidi Avellan, an ambivalence also manifested itself in connection with the concept: But that it appears to be a hounding, everything appears to be a hounding today. It’s no longer the case that there are Rapport, Ekot

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