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Frances McGinnity and Merike Darmody

, the highly educated profile of immigrant families means that they often possess the kinds of social and cultural capital valued by the school system. However, the ease with which immigrant-origin students settle in a school may vary across nationalities, linguistic or religious groups, and social class depending on various types of capital at their disposal. In other words, the extent to which immigrant-origin students are ‘insiders’ or ‘outsiders’ may vary across a number of characteristics. Some groups of young people can be particularly marginalised and

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
Penny Summerfield and Corinna Peniston-Bird

the murderer turns out to be a woman, she is a background figure until the solution of the mystery. Home Guard activities (patrols, guard duties and the successful capture of a parachutist) are central to the action. Class issues have underpinned the crime: the implied message is that class prejudices need to disappear from Britain so that such tragedies are not repeated. But the conclusion restores conventional gender relations. In Murder in the Home Guard by Ruth Adam (1942), issues of social class are again at stake, but so are those of gender, and women are

in Contesting home defence
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‘The prerogative of the wig’
Katie Barclay

:05 law and lawyers This argument is especially significant for Ireland where the relationship between the legal system, the British administration and the Irish is central to its political status.7 Such discussions attempt to explain the function, boundaries and legitimacy of ‘the law’ and its relationship to the operation of power. This chapter contributes to this discussion by exploring the ways that, through legal practice, the law comes to embody particular social relationships, notably those between coloniser and colonised, the social classes, and men and women

in Men on trial
Penny McCall Howard

devices is embedded in and deeply affected by social, class and market relations. Sound, vibration, feeling and sounding Extended perception rested upon techniques for sounding and feeling  –​techniques which drew upon a combination of hearing, whole-​body feeling, ultra-​sonic machines, digital visual representations of sound, and the power and vibration of internal combustion engines and hundreds of metres of steel wire. Fishermen developed their own complex visualisations of what the seafloor and their fishing gear looked like as it worked, but in this process they

in Environment, labour and capitalism at sea
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Hidden in plain sight
Andrew Hadfield

The history of class struggle ‘The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggle.’  26 These words, surely the most famous about social class, open The Communist Manifesto (1848), the most influential work on class and class struggle in history. 27 The Manifesto has shaped how people have imagined class, both those who have accepted its broad-brush outline of history, as well as those hostile to its analysis, and

in Literature and class
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Monuments, memorials and their visibility on the metropole and periphery
Xavier Guégan

, and thus a degree of successful cultural and political assimilation, these sites encountered very different readings and receptions. These varied according to the political and social principles connected to the rise of new social classes in both metropole and colony, and a growing political and social division between the subjects/citizens of the motherland and the inhabitants

in Sites of imperial memory
The next Lansbury generation and Labour politics, 1881–1951
John Shepherd

another, the majority of this Lansbury generation was destined to play a part always on the left in British politics, often in association with married partners and with others in the wider family circle. Yet, in his 1928 autobiography, George Lansbury boldly claimed: ‘We never trained our children to be socialists’. This chapter explores the predominant influences of family, social class and community that shaped the career paths, and the political and social activism, of Bessie and George Lansbury’s family in British politics. With merger through marriage

in Labour and working-class lives
Bryan Fanning

and social class Adapting to Diversity implied that over-representation of newcomers within such disadvantaged settings was an obstacle to integration but also, possibly, a social-inclusion boon: This suggests that some schools are dealing with, not only a larger proportion of newcomer students, but also considerable literacy, numeracy, behavioural and attendance difficulties, and a high proportion of other disadvantaged groups like travellers, which could place a considerable burden on their resources. There is also a possibility that newcomer students may raise

in Immigration and social cohesion in the Republic of Ireland
Joanne Woiak

. However, considerably different policies for institutionalisation and drink control were implemented in each era, resulting in disparate impacts on people's lives, depending on their social class and gender. In the late nineteenth century, private medical retreats were licensed for voluntary treatment of affluent, male inebriates. 3 The disease concept of inebriety served the interests of both psychiatrists and those families who sought relief from the social stigma associated with alcoholism. After the turn of the

in Disability and the Victorians
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Stephanie Dennison and Lisa Shaw

reporter in Pistoleiro bossa nova (Bossa Nova Gunman, 1960), set in the one-horse town of Desespero, who represents the newspaper A Voz do Desespero (literally ‘The Voice of Despair’). The chanchadas thus got their own back on the relentless savaging that they received from film critics in the press. The dialogues of these comedy films repeatedly used language as a marker of social class, and the penchant of social climbers

in Popular cinema in Brazil, 1930–2001