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

By Anne-Marie Kilday, David S. Nash

This booklet argues that conventional photographs and practices linked to disgrace didn't recede with the arriving of recent Britain. Following the authors’ acclaimed and profitable 19th century ebook, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph strikes ahead to examine disgrace within the glossy period. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectancies in either struggle and peace, altering attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new thoughts in media and altering representations of attractiveness, all turned websites for shame’s reconstruction, making it completely glossy and in track with 20th century Britain’s expectancies. utilizing a set of specified micro-histories, the publication examines a large expanse of 20th century websites of disgrace together with conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection in the course of the First international warfare, 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 Nineteen Eighties and finally, how homosexuality shifted from ‘Coming Out’ to embracing ‘Pride’, eventually rediscovering the positivity of disgrace with the beginning of the ‘Queer’.

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By Anne-Marie Kilday, David S. Nash

This booklet argues that conventional photographs and practices linked to disgrace didn't recede with the arriving of recent Britain. Following the authors’ acclaimed and profitable 19th century ebook, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph strikes ahead to examine disgrace within the glossy period. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectancies in either struggle and peace, altering attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new thoughts in media and altering representations of attractiveness, all turned websites for shame’s reconstruction, making it completely glossy and in track with 20th century Britain’s expectancies. utilizing a set of specified micro-histories, the publication examines a large expanse of 20th century websites of disgrace together with conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection in the course of the First international warfare, 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 Nineteen Eighties and finally, how homosexuality shifted from ‘Coming Out’ to embracing ‘Pride’, eventually rediscovering the positivity of disgrace with the beginning of the ‘Queer’.

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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. They again refused to do so and were subsequently court-martialled on 2 June 1916, being told that ‘disobeying orders on active service was a sin’, and they were then sentenced to death for their ongoing defiance and misconduct.

642. WHITE FEATHERS AND BLACK LOOKS: COWARDICE, CONSCIENTIOUS...  113–14. P. Fitzgerald (1916) From Sail to Steam: Naval Recollections, 1878–1905 (London: Edward Arnold) [Bodleian Library, 23141 e.  287. 10. Daily Mail, 31 August 1914.  73–4. 11.  73. 12. D. Mitchell (1977) Queen Christabel: A Biography of Christabel Pankhurst (London: Macdonald and Jane’s Publishers), p.  247–9 for more detail. K. Smith (2005) Suffrage Discourse in Britain during the First World War (Aldershot: Ashgate); D.  57; A.

Many of the examples of opprobrium in the modern era illustrated in this book indicate that shame has a habit of coming back to haunt those who initially apply it. This seems to have been particularly true of the White Feather Movement in the opening decades of the twentieth century. 4 Although the initial call to arms had raised 750,000 new WHITE FEATHERS AND BLACK LOOKS: COWARDICE, CONSCIENTIOUS... 9 Consequently, on 30 August 1914, he hit upon an idea to facilitate the recruitment process. He deputised thirty women in Folkestone to hand out white feathers to any men not in uniform.

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