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Renewing imperial ties

The Queen in Australia

Jane Landman

Queen Elizabeth II. For the first ascendant monarch bearing the title of head of the Commonwealth, the grand tour of 1953–54 is best understood as a new Commonwealth progress, ‘the like of which had never previously been seen’, as Winston Churchill announced to the House of Commons. 1 This tour marked the ‘apogee of the Windsor Monarchy’s world repute’ following soon after the coronation and the

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Living Research Four

Ethics in uncomfortable research situations

Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson and Roiyah Saltus

Living Research Four: Ethics in uncomfortable research situations The ethical bottom line for sociologists is, ‘first, do no harm’. This can mean taking care that how we present our research does not add to raced, classed and gendered oppressions, and equally, avoiding a well-meaning shrug and a response of ‘It's complicated’. At its best, sociology takes seriously the personal, everyday struggles and inconsistencies of

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Janelle Joseph

. I think the opponents underestimated our skills. We ol' but we not frail! It was only 20 overs. We finished and on to game two of the tournament by 11.30. Most of us West Indians playin’ with a few Indian and Sri Lankan police officers, so I cyan't say I really shocked when there was trouble, but I had hopes for the best. I knew

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Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

rated ‘R’ for language, but there were no particular rating issues. However, on the day the film came out it was attacked by Diane Disney [Miller], who said words to the effect, ‘How can my father’s studio make this film?’ –​clearly calculated to damage the film. However Michael Eisner, then head of Disney, told me that he felt it was the best movie they had made that year. From my perspective it was a defeat, losing $35 to $40 million. I think any portrayal of Nixon was probably not destined to make a lot of money. Even Frost/​Nixon [Ron Howard, 2009], with enormous

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Janelle Joseph

, p. 202, emphasis in original). Their tales contributed to the healing; putting a positive spin on their former life circumstances, according to Ahmed ( 2004 ) and Davis ( 1979 ) allowed them to feel better about many of the injustices that have shaped their lives. Nostalgic sentiments are almost always positive; framing disappointments in an “it-was-all-for-the-best attitude,” or creating a

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David Colclough

society and the allusion to Plato’s Critias and Timaeus in the work’s title suggests an engagement with that philosopher’s description of the ideal state.2 Furthermore, a reference to More’s Utopia, together with the recognisably ‘utopian’ framework of the narrative, promises responses to other ‘best state’ exercises, perhaps including Andreae’s Christianopolis (1619) and Campanella’s Civitas Solis (1623).3 Bacon’s own political activities are well known, and in successive editions of the Essays, as well as in his speeches and pieces of advice, he had shown himself

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Mike Huggins

hand while keeping a half-ton of pitching horseflesh straight and doing its best, riding a good start and finish, physical strength, coordination and mental toughness. They had a knife-edge to tread in trying to follow owners’ and trainers’ instructions while also using their initiative without causing annoyance. This was difficult. Horses varied in character, from those who did better with shouting crowds to those who hated noise; from those who loved to lead to those who hated being in front. Other jockeys’ riding instructions might also adversely affect the race

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‘If they want culture, they pay’

Consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies

Dave Rolinson

gang’s cars during the robbery, ‘MUV 8’). In the best British tradition, The Ladykillers represses and makes respectable the impulses that Psycho more clearly exposes, but the characters are driven on by a wish to hide guilty secrets, particularly those involving bodies and trains plunging through tunnels. The final round of carnage is caused by One Round’s uncompromising statement ‘I’m staying

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David M. Turner and Daniel Blackie

him, the economic changes of the Industrial Revolution marked a decisive shift in the status of people with impairments during which they found it increasingly difficult to sell their labour on the same terms as others, leading to their increasing stigmatisation and isolation. This theory has been taken up and developed further by other scholars, most notably Michael Oliver and Colin Barnes, and Brendan Gleeson.13 Prior to industrialisation, it is argued, physically impaired people may have experienced poverty and stigma, but the organisation of society was such

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From The Future of Socialism (1956) to a future without socialism?

The crisis of British social democratic political economy

Noel Thompson

developments at a European and a global level. Despite the best efforts of Mitchell, Hattersley, Radice, Gould and others, the political economy, and political performance, of British social democracy therefore remained in crisis throughout the 1980s and on into the next decade: a crisis of conviction as to whether its policy prescriptions were relevant, viable or coherent. Yet there remained the possibility of multilateral or multinational social democracy. Thus as Michael Barrett Brown had come to see it, while in the past the nation state and the power of national