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Sexuality, trauma and history in Edna O’Brien and John McGahern
Michael G. Cronin

6 Arrested development: sexuality, trauma and history in Edna O’Brien and John McGahern Writing in Studies in 1965, Augustine Martin described Ireland as a country ‘in a ferment of change and development’.1 In his view, Irish writers were not keeping pace imaginatively with this rapidly evolving society because they were too heavily invested in a redundant conception of the Irish writer as an embattled critic of a moribund culture. Though Martin includes John McGahern and Edna O’Brien in his critique, their most famous novels of the 1960s actually complicate his

in Impure thoughts
Trevor Curnow

This article explores the origins and early development of the cult of Asclepius. Most of the relevant materials are found in classical literature, although archaeology can also help to shine some light on certain areas. Unsurprisingly, the origins of the cult are quite obscure. A number,of places in ancient Greece competed for the honour of being his birthplace, and there is no conclusive reason for deciding in favour of any of them. One thing that is constant in the stories told about him is that Apollo was usually his father. Another constant in the history of the cult is the practice of incubation. It seems likely that the cult brought together and combined elements of several healing cults that were originally quite separate. The cult emerged at the same time that Hippocratic medicine was developing. A new understanding of the nature of the soul, and the relationship between it and the body was also taking root. It is reasonable to believe that these facts are related, although harder to say exactly how.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Health and medicine in the planning and politics of British Tanganyika
Walter Bruchhausen

Whereas health care is an important part of contemporary development co-operation with independent African nations – both in finances and in staff – the same cannot be said of the development discourses in late colonialism. The relationship between health and development was various and changing, thus inviting a closer look. This chapter

in Developing Africa
The impact of EU membership and advancing integration
Karin Arts

EUD6 10/28/03 3:14 PM Page 101 6 Changing interests in EU development cooperation: the impact of EU membership and advancing integration Karin Arts This chapter examines two main lines of developments within the European Union that have affected the geographical scope of, political priority for, and substantive orientation of, its development cooperation policy. They are, respectively, the changes in EU membership over time and the ever advancing European integration process. These two processes functioned both as incentives and as restraining factors for

in EU development cooperation
Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

’s movement xenophobia Yalta conference Youandé Convention [See: Lomé Convention] Young Turks’ revolt Events, groups and developments Related entries are listed at the end of an

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
Sciences of development in Rhodesia's Native Affairs Department
Jocelyn Alexander

activity relied on the elaboration of new scientific practices and expertise, and in the institutionalisation of cadres of experts. It heralded an unprecedented intervention into the ways in which Africans lived and farmed. In Southern Rhodesia, this was the era of ‘technical development’. The bright promise of technical development did not, however, last long. Its rejection in favour of what was dubbed

in Science and society in southern Africa
The mythologies and legacies of mechanised tropical agriculture in French Africa, 1944 – 56
Céline Pessis

Introduction During the post-war years, a ‘climate of mechanisation’ 1 held sway in the new French Union and heavily influenced the formulation of ambitious plans for economic development in the colonies. The machine, a heroic victor in wartime, was destined for a new battleground: Africa. In order to confront the problem of agricultural

in Developing Africa
Jon Stobart

the first industrial region 2 e conomic development Economic development and the urban system The increase and riches of commercial and manufacturing towns, contributed to the improvement and cultivation of the countries to which they belonged . . . they afforded a market for some part either of their rude or manufactured produce, and consequently gave some encouragement to the industry and improvement of all.1 When we remove ourselves from the rarefied atmosphere of econometric studies, we find that much of our present understanding of early

in The first industrial region
Alison Mohr

7 ‘Opening up’ energy transitions research for development Alison Mohr The term ‘energy transition’ has gained increasing traction internationally in research and policy communities seeking tools and concepts to study and explain the transformation to more sustainable energy systems. A significant limitation of the energy transitions literature is that much of it relates to the experiences of industrialised countries in the global North attempting to transition to sustainable energy futures. Yet there is also an urgent need to understand the potential nature of

in Science and the politics of openness
Sabine Clarke

In a break with previous policy, the Colonial Office announced in 1943 that it would promote industrial development in Britain’s colonies. Manufacturing ventures were now deemed essential to raise living standards and address the politically dangerous issue of colonial unemployment. Officials became occupied with the question of what constituted acceptable modes of intervention by metropolitan and colonial governments to facilitate economic diversification. The challenge was to reconcile the need for demonstration of a more constructive

in Science at the end of empire