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West Indian intellectual
Helen Carr

creoles, ‘ SEE Caribb (or any?) culture’, does, as Brathwaite argues, depend on their ethnicity, historical experience and cultural memories of the Caribbean. It will also depend on which island or part of the mainland they come from. One further way in which Jean Rhys only ambiguously belongs to the West Indies is that the term – West Indies – is traditionally used only of the British Caribbean. Her

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David M. Turner and Daniel Blackie

social reformers which revealed the ways in which the health and occupational illnesses of colliers compared with those working in other sectors of the industrial economy. This work drew attention to the manifold causes of illness and incapacity in mine work beyond the accidents that prompted government inspection, suggesting a much wider experience of disablement in the coal industry. This chapter charts and explains this growing interest in the bodies of mineworkers, placing it in the context of broader campaigns for public health and industrial reform. Focusing in

in Disability in the Industrial Revolution
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Disability in working-class coalfields literature
Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin and Steven Thompson

6 SITES OF STRUGGLE: DISABILITY IN WORKING-CLASS COALFIELDS LITERATURE In Lewis Jones’s dramatic retelling of the Tonypandy ‘Riots’ of 1910–11 in Cwmardy (1937), a young communist challenges the authorities to ‘come and work the coal themselves if they want it. Let them sweat and pant till their bodies twist in knots as ours have.’ He knows, however, that ‘[t]hey will do none of these things’, and tells the striking men to take heart, for: While it is true our bodies belong to the pit, so also is it true that this makes us masters of the pit. It can’t live

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Mass violence, corpses, and the Nazi imagination of the East
Michael McConnell

police units and their local auxiliaries across wide stretches of territory in order extend the administration’s control.17 This change was crucial, as these operations transferred military tactics into civilian areas, essentially waging war on the local population. Troops, working from information passed on by informers, bracketed off large swaths of the region, seeking to encircle partisan forces and cut off their escape routes. The space inside these ‘cauldrons’ was then reduced in size until units reached the centre, then swept their way outwards, hoping to catch

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Janet Wolff

works near Manchester engaged on chemical manufacture for the leather industry … A pathologist in the pathological laboratories of Manchester University. A distinguished German Jewish dentist who had to leave the west coast town where he was practising, and, as he was therefore without a practice, was interned. A young chemistry research student of six years’ standing at Manchester University, son of a famous German Jewish doctor. Lafitte, a young researcher working for Political and Educational Planning at the time, played a crucial role in the opposition to

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Crossing the seas
Bill Schwarz

privileges of empire were their due. 1 These photographic images, and those of the flickering, monochrome newsreels which accompany them, have now come to compose a social archive. They serve to fix the collective memory of the momentous transformation of postwar migration. At the same time, however, their very familiarity works to conceal other angles of vision. We become so habituated to the logic of

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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

Introduction: crossing borders, changing times Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits This book explores how crossing borders entails shifting time as well as geographical location. Spaces may be bordered by both territory and time: in spatial practices, memories and narratives, and in the hopes and fears that anchor an imagined community’s history to a given (imagined) territory. Those who cross borders must, therefore, negotiate not only the borders themselves, but the practices, memories and narratives that differentiate and define the

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Transgressing the cordon sanitaire: understanding the English Defence League as a social movement
Hilary Pilkington

authoritarian populist mobilisation enacted upon a passive (white, working-class) population. Through the focus of this study on individuals active in a movement widely perceived to be ‘racist’ and/or ‘Islamophobic’, this book, in contrast, does not elide the agency and choices made by EDL activists whilst, at the same time, seeking to understand them in their full complexity. What is the English Defence League? The politics of nomenclature There is conditional consensus in academic literature to date that the EDL is ‘not an archetypal far-right party or movement’ (Copsey

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Exhumations of Soviet-era victims in contemporary Russia
Viacheslav Bitiutckii

that this outcome can only be avoided if Dubovka is included in the list of Russian memorial sites which are supported by the ‘Federal Programme to Commemorate the Victims of Political Repression’.37 Following a presidential decree, under the auspices of this programme, a working group on historical memory is being developed within the Russian President’s council for the development of civil society and human rights. A proposal to include Dubovka in this programme has been made to the working group by Voronezh Memorial and the Voronezh regional government. And we

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Janelle Joseph

modes of travel across sites that displace the home–away dyad … [V]‌isits to Caribbean people in places other than the Caribbean and to Caribbean places in North America” and the UK have much to “offer to discussions of Caribbean culture and identity”. Regular visits, compounded by their storytelling about those trips and sharing memories of their nations of origin, mean that cricket club members are

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