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Tackling environmental injustice in a post-truth age
Thom Davies and Alice Mah

squalor of rapid urbanization were met by protest in 1831, with “cholera riots” throughout many towns and cities (Porter 2005), as well as artistic invocations of the environment through the wistful words of William Wordsworth (1770–1850) and the bucolic romanticism of William Morris (24 (1834–1896), among many others. Beyond Europe, others have argued that environmental injustice and subaltern environmentalism are as old as colonization itself, with environmental inequality being a cornerstone of settler/colonial governance since at least the seventeenth century (Whyte

in Toxic truths
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Senses of country living in a Basque-speaking village
Kepa Fernández De Larrinoa

several things must be taken into account. On the one hand, evolutionary views of human history have conceived of peasant life as being associated with discursive images which presuppose opposition, e.g. unkempt appearance; body odour; sociocultural backwardness; primitivism; and others elicited by the notion that peasants are tied to land and animals (Maget 1971). On the other hand, there have been movements such as the Romanticism of the late nineteenth century or the New Age of the late twentieth, which have produced positive images of the countryside, its residents

in Alternative countrysides
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The Second World War and the Balkan Historikerstreit
David Bruce MacDonald

century, as a belated echo of romanticism. They are similar to all other national revolutionary movements such as the Irish IRA, ETA in Spain and others. They are most similar to the Jewish Irgun Zwai Leumi’: Vladimir Mrkoci, ‘Historical Guilt of Alain Finkelkraut’, Hrvatski Obzor (17 August 1996 [translated on 5 October 2001]) http://free.freespeech.org/exyupress/hrobzor/hrobzor12.html (accessed 10 January 2002). This article is in essence a defence of the Ustaša after Alain Finkielkraut’s earlier denunciation of the regime in the French media. 15 Hefer, Croatian

in Balkan holocausts?
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Jane Brooks

the hospital environment in the First World War, Carden-­Coyne argues that ‘sexual fantasies were part of the ward culture’.115 Volunteer nurses from middle- and upper-­class backgrounds who had been imbued with the ideal of romanticism were perhaps more prone to the draw of the romantic ideal of the injured soldier,116 as they, the ‘“weaker sex” dealt with helpless male patients’.117 Carden-­Coyne does not identify any complaints of actual unwanted sexual advances, although this may have been out of embarrassment rather than lack of incidents; nevertheless

in Negotiating nursing
Dietary advice and agency in North America and Britain
Nicos Kefalas

safeguard their own health. The narratives were replete with notions of balance and neo-romanticism, and reflected interest in constructing new forms of selfhood through consumption and healthy lifestyles. The inclusion of insurance-related statistical figures by Plimmer and Pauling suggests that Western societies embraced and internalised a form of self-reflective, self-governing individualism, as well as the notion of efficiency, which most authors dealt with, if sometimes remotely. While Plimmer emphasised the impact of malnutrition on productivity and the strength of

in Balancing the self
Basil Glynn

that they did, there is also no evidence that they did not. ‘There’s plenty of circumstantial evidence that she did sleep with Dudley’, he claims, and justifies his decision to have her sleep with him in the film to be little more than ‘a small nudge in the direction of romanticism’. 79 In The Tudors , a similar logic towards received history presides. For example, in the drama Cardinal Wolsey takes

in The British monarchy on screen
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Education and development in modern Southeast Asian history
Tim Harper

down to a local level. The village level Confucian scholar was an old tradition of Vietnamese life which the communists exploited in their mid-twentieth century revolution. When the French traveller, Jean de Lanessan, wrote in 1895 that ‘even the nhaques’ (the peasants) could read and write, there was perhaps an element of Orientalist romanticism at play. But equally, Ho Chi Minh’s assertion in 1945 that the communists could teach nine out of ten illiterates to read and write adequately in three months was based on some foundation, given their achievements in this

in History, historians and development policy
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Herman Melville
David Herd

– Melville questions everything – he rejects its potential as mode of being and writing. Rather, the novel transfigures the idea, the transfiguration taking two distinct and equally exacting forms. In the first place, then, Melville presses back through the idea of enthusiasm he picks up from American Romanticism, to the religious enthusiasm out of which it partly emerged, and which was foundational, at least in the ongoing controversies it provoked, for American culture right up to the middle of the nineteenth century. The best way to access this element in Moby-Dick is

in Enthusiast!
Johan Östling

-cultivation, character formation) is notoriously difficult to translate into English; see below, pp. 36–40 for a discussion on the meaning of this concept. 15  Theodore Ziolkowski, German Romanticism and Its Institutions (Princeton, 1990), p. 286. As Thorsten Nybom has framed it, Cardinal John Henry Newman, the other great nineteenth-century ideologue of the university, used an existing institution (Oxford) as a model when writing his The Idea of a University, while Humboldt brought together a number of existing ideas and let them coalesce in a new institution, the Berlin university

in Humboldt and the modern German university
David Larsson Heidenblad

preach the destruction of the world’, proclaimed Expressen , and in Dagens Nyheter he was presented as an ‘optimist about the future’ and an alternative to the widespread ‘doom-romanticism’. 79 With Gerholm’s entry into the public arena, the media also began to pit Ehrensvärd and Gerholm against each other in explicit terms. Vecko-Journalen began an ambitiously proportioned article about the future in the following way: ‘Which future do you choose? Professor Ehrensvärd’s or Professor Gerholm’s? With

in The environmental turn in postwar Sweden