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Daughters of the Empire, mothers in their own homes, 1929–45
Katie Pickles

During the Depression and the Second World War the IODE’s vision for Canada was influenced by Britain’s weakening position in relation to a strengthening Canada. Although the influence of investments and popular culture from the USA was increasing at that time, British immigrants were still valued as superior to those of other races and the IODE promoted its own version of

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Competing claims to national identity
Alex J. Bellamy

) gain their resonance through processes of internalisation in social practice. Thus ‘official nationalisms’ cohabit ‘with alternative senses of community and structures of feeling’.9 In many instances in the 1990s, the national culture articulated by the HDZ and the popular culture experienced in the urban centres of Croatia were greatly at odds. In its response to these challenges, Franjoism became disparate and confused. Despite all the evidence of their patriotism and their sacrifices during the ‘Homeland War’ (the Croatian name for the Yugoslav wars of succession

in The formation of Croatian national identity
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Blasons d’un corps masculin, L’Ecrivaillon and La Ligne âpre by Régine Detambel
Marie-Claire Barnet

‘god-given gift of literature’ is ironic and points to the relative values attached to high and popular culture (L’Avarice, pp. –).32 What is undermined is the naïveté or pomposity of the juvenile writer, gazing at rock and roll stars or romantic words with absolute faith or blindness and the same lack of distance. The clichés of the Romantic ideal of storms, inner turmoil, and an ethos of pain are irremediably twisted into a modern-age fear with an added ‘frisson’, due to the ‘thrill’ of potential computer crashes at ‘dangerous hours’ (L’Avarice, p. ). What

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
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Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

popular culture, where the display of corpses in police dramas, horror films and television series centres –​almost obsessively –​on the figure of the forensic pathologist and the cutting-​up of dead bodies.24 The second set of questions is more strictly ethical in nature. Works of fiction, along with photography and film, engage just as directly as religious or scientific practices with the fundamental questions raised by the bringing to light and public display of corpses and human remains with regard to the respect they are owed. These documentaries and works of

in Human remains in society
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Pleasantville and the textuality of media memory
Paul Grainge

: Eclectic Irony and the New Sincerity’, in Jim Collins, Hilary Radner and Ava Preacher Collins (eds), Film Theory Goes to the Movies (New York: Routledge, 1993), pp. 242–63. An example of the lament for narrative coherence and historicist depth can be found in Jameson, Postmodernism , and Allison Graham, ‘Nostalgia and the Criminality of Popular Culture’, Georgia Review 38: 2

in Memory and popular film
Jeremy C.A. Smith

and refinement were expressions of society in a modernising phase, as far as he was concerned. The backdrop to his sociology was a gendered performance of civilisation (Karlin, 2014). Older manners, clothes and customs gave way to new etiquette, fashion and popular cultures.The new civilities were contested but still moved as part of the shift from militarism to commerce that Tokutomi advocated and described. The measures implemented in the early Meiji years had to go further and reach more deeply into society, if democratisation were to be realised. In a more

in Debating civilisations
Martin MacGregor

nevertheless have achieved a wider audience.10 This may seem an unlikely claim, which moreover needs to be argued for theoretically rather than empirically, given our ignorance of popular culture within Gaelic Scotland in the late medieval era. However, pathways for transmission are easily identifiable. Downward social mobility was a hallmark of late medieval Gaelic society, and personnel within both learned and lay aristocratic lineages who lost status over time must have carried their cultural inheritance with them. The learned orders themselves were hierarchically

in The spoken word
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Laura Chrisman

Racist State: British Imperialism and the Union of South Africa, 1875–1910 (Trenton: Africa World Press, 1996) and Timothy Keegan, Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order (London: Leicester University Press, 1996). 36 For discussions of the commodification of black diasporic popular cultures see, for example, Ben Carrington, ‘Fear of a Black Athlete: Masculinity, Politics and the Body’, New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, 45 (2001), pp. 91–110, and Paul Gilroy, Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Christine E. Hallett

: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011): 537–54. 27 Sarah Macnaughtan, My War Experiences in Two Continents, ed. Mrs Lionel Salmon [Betty Keays-Young] (London: John Murray, 1919): 257. 28 On the creation of heroic myths of warfare, see:  Michael Paris, Warrior Nation: Images of War in British Popular Culture, 1850–2000 (London: Reaktion Books, 2000), passim; Graham Dawson, Soldier Heroes:  British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining of Masculinities (London: Routledge, 1994), passim. 29 Mary Borden, The Forbidden Zone (London

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
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Terrell Carver

defined in relation to, or as the ‘other’ of, male-and masculine-identified ones. Feminists had charted the way that these categories are represented visually and in other non-textual ways, particularly in popular culture. It was a small but revolutionary step from these studies to a dramatic reversal of the sex-gender story. Rather than presuming, however variably and malleably, the supposed biological

in Political concepts