Shame and Modernity in Britain: 1890 to the Present by Anne-Marie Kilday, David S. Nash

By Anne-Marie Kilday, David S. Nash

This ebook argues that conventional photographs and practices linked to disgrace didn't recede with the arrival of recent Britain. Following the authors’ acclaimed and profitable 19th century publication, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph strikes ahead to examine disgrace within the sleek period. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectancies in either warfare and peace, altering attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new recommendations in media and altering representations of acceptance, all grew to become websites for shame’s reconstruction, making it completely glossy and in song with 20th century Britain’s expectancies. utilizing a collection of distinct micro-histories, the e-book examines a large expanse of 20th century websites of disgrace together with conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection throughout the First global battle, fraud and clerical scandal within the interwar years, the disgrace linked to either abortion and sexual behaviour redefined in numerous methods as ‘deviant’, shoplifting within the Eighties and finally, how homosexuality shifted from ‘Coming Out’ to embracing ‘Pride’, eventually rediscovering the positivity of disgrace with the start of the ‘Queer’.

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They declined. For Marten, ‘It was all water off a duck’s back … I could not recognise any military authority. 109 Marten, too, was unaware of this when he learned his fate on 15 June 1916 at Henriville Camp in north-eastern France. ’ There was then a pause for dramatic effect. Marten recounted 40 A-M. S. ’ To his amazement, the officer then continued his speech, explaining that the sentence of execution had been commuted by order of the Commander-in Chief, Sir Douglas Haig, to ten years’ penal servitude.

275. See also N.  189. 3.  Mason (1902) The Four Feathers (London: Macmillan) [Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2561 e.  Wodehouse (1907) The White Feather (London: Adam and Black) [Bodleian Library, 2532 e. 262]; and A. Bennett (1914) ‘The White Feather: A Sketch of English Recruiting’ reproduced in Colliers’ Weekly, 10 October 1914.  Ellsworth-Jones (2008) We Will Not Fight: The Untold Story of World War One’s Conscientious Objectors (London: Aurum Press), p. 46; Gullace (1997) ‘White Feathers’, pp.

And it became clear we weren’t people that could be bullied. I think the idea was to break us. They thought by threatening us one way or another way they would break the resistance, and that would settle the matter, and of course it didn’t. You don’t break resistance by threatening people … They thought we were always out to save our skin; not for a principle. 104 Marten and sixteen other prisoners were then ordered to drill. 106 Marten and three other men (Harry Scullard, Jack Foister and Jonathan Ring) were then asked to drill once more.

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