Making contact with peasant society
Neil Macmaster

formidable character, who had had a long experience as a military nurse during the campaign to repress the revolt in Madagascar (1947), and was then promoted major for her leadership skills in the crash-training of some 900 young women for service with the army in Indochina.2 The initial backbone of the EMSI was constituted by some forty-five volunteers from the army ranks (PFAT), many of whom had considerable experience during operations in Indochina and elsewhere and were habituated to military life. But the majority were young civilian women recruited by a radio and

in Burning the veil
Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples
David Killingray

‘island scholarship’. Nevertheless, in 1904 he sailed for Britain to study medicine at King’s College London. After completing his studies, Moody married in 1913 a white English woman, Olive Tranter, a nurse whom he met while working on the wards of the Royal Eye Hospital in London. Rejected for a hospital post at King’s College Hospital because of his colour, he set up a medical

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
The Actresses’ Franchise League from 1914 to 1928
Naomi Paxton

Endell Street also included AFL and WWSL members Bensusan, Robins, Beatrice Harraden and Whitty.34 League members also became involved in war work outside of their theatre-related projects – Cicely Hamilton spent most of the war working for the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in France (Whitelaw, 1990: 138); Adeline Bourne served overseas as an officer in Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps and worked as an acting paymaster in the War Office (Law, 2000: 32); while Olga Nethersole joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment and nursed at Hampstead Military Hospital, subsequently

in Stage women, 1900–50
Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin and Steven Thompson

authority.18 The most obvious way in which disability reflected and was constitutive of social relations was in the context of care giving. In her history of women in pit communities, and also drawing on her family’s experiences in a mining village in north-east England in the early twentieth century, Griselda Carr describes women’s care for both disabled and temporarily sick husbands: they ‘nursed them with tender care, feeding them, helping them to wash and removing the slops. They dosed them with medicines, bandaged and poulticed them, all the while attempting to

in Disability in industrial Britain
Open Access (free)
Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

Chorlton was against private education, in Cheadle Hulme it was possible to detect a different local discourse around school choice and the private/state difference from the parents’ accounts. Rachel, a white student nurse and single mother, explained that she was not considering a private school for her child. Nonetheless she expressed the pressure she felt at pick-up times from after-school activities: I think, see in Cheadle Hulme there’s a lot of private schools as well, so in Cheadle Hulme it’s quite: ‘what school do you go to?’ and you say: ‘Cheadle Hulme’ and they

in All in the mix
Open Access (free)
Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

student nurse living in Cheadle Hulme, explained what she looked for: When I’m driving, or I see them and I say they look a bit more […] I see the children from Boundary Road High, I said they look a bit more respectable, a bit, they look like their school is very strict and in their policies and things. I don’t know that, I’ve not researched it, but [I] look. Just when I see the children come from Poplar High School, some of them, not all, some of them skirts are a bit shorter, make-up on, hair dyed different colours, and I know children like to experiment but, in my

in All in the mix
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Janelle Joseph

-)Caribbean diasporas. The Caribbean, arguably more than any other region, has felt the impact of international movements of people throughout its history. Transnational social and family networks, emotional connections to a homeland, and cultural formations that transcend borders can be regarded as fundamental aspects of Caribbeanness (Foner, 2001 ; Gmelch, 1992 ; Mintz, 1998 ; Nurse, 2004 ; Richardson, 1992 ). The

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
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The economy of unromantic solidarity
Nazima Kadir

, designers, artists, poets, writers, contractors, urban planners, university professors, teachers, civil servants, social workers, researchers, computer programmers, system administrators, ship builders, carpenters, nurses, small business owners, management consultants, engineers, and policymakers. The squatter movement’s function as a space of training for this class is simultaneously accepted as banal and tacitly displayed as an achievement of the left activist self. But what about the culturally marginal, who exist as the

in The autonomous life?
The Conservative challenge
Andrew Lansley MP

significant number of prominent Conservatives contributed to the increasingly prevalent view that the only issues which mattered were health and education. Yet one can see that we had campaigned on public services earlier in 2001. Most of our expenditure on posters was on ‘You paid the tax, so where are the nurses?’ etc. It had no effect then on Labour’s lead, nor would it have done during the four weeks of the campaign. The lesson of this is: by early 2001, we were in no position to win. The issues which were better for us were not the ones which mattered most to voters

in The Conservatives in Crisis
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Gareth Millward

Scotland to the vaccination status of hospital staff. Here, anxieties were raised not just about the risk posed to nurses and doctors themselves, but also about the potential for the disease to spread beyond the fever hospital, should staff be inadequately protected. The SS Mooltan The secondary cases from the SS Mooltan exemplified this. Richard Allen and his wife boarded the SS Mooltan at Brisbane, Australia on 8 February 1949. On 10 March the ship docked at Bombay. Mr and Mrs Allen went ashore for a few hours, although it is unclear what they did in the city

in Vaccinating Britain