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Dawn Lyon

. I then explain the reused and replicated data on which this chapter is based. The discussion that follows is in two parts. In the first, I explore the ways in which place is a site of affective attachment, produced through the rhythms and routines of everyday life, with particular reference to the atmosphere of the ‘bike rush’ of dockyard workers as recalled in oral history interviews. In the second, I make use of young people’s imagined futures to explore time, space and the operation of class. Doing sociology: Ray Pahl in Sheppey Pahl spent the

in Revisiting Divisions of Labour
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Michael Horovitz

In this article, written in his signature style, Michael Horovitz reflects on his longstanding fascination with William Blake. He recalls how the spirit of Blake loomed large at the International Poetry Incarnation at the Albert Hall in the summer of 1965, where his fellow travellers, among them Adrian Mitchell, were driven by the nineteenth-century poet. Horovitz recounts the ways that Blake has continued to inform his artistic practices, which cut across from poetry to music and visual art.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
James Baldwin’s Pragmatist Politics in The Fire Next Time
Courtney D Ferriter

In The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin argues that the American dream is far from being a reality in part because there is much Americans do not wish to know about themselves. Given the current political climate in the United States, this idea seems just as timely as it did in the 1960s. Baldwin’s politics and thinking about race and religion are informed by an optimistic belief in the human capacity to love and change for the better, in contrast with Ta-Nehisi Coates, the heir apparent to Baldwin’s legacy. Considering current events, it seems particularly useful to turn back to The Fire Next Time. Not only does Baldwin provide a foundation for understanding racism in the United States, but more importantly, he provides some much-needed hope and guidance for the future. Baldwin discusses democracy as an act that must be realized, in part by coming to a greater understanding of race and religion as performative acts that have political consequences for all Americans. In this article, I examine the influence of pragmatism on Baldwin’s understanding of race and religion. By encouraging readers to acknowledge race and religion as political constructs, Baldwin highlights the inseparability of theory and practice that is a hallmark of both pragmatism and the realization of a democratic society. Furthermore, I argue that Baldwin’s politics provide a more useful framework than Coates’s for this particular historical moment because of Baldwin’s emphasis on change and evolving democracy.

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Film Music, Time and Bernard Herrmann
David Butler

The tendency in most writing on the temporal properties of film music has been to note music‘s ability to establish, quickly and efficiently, a films historical setting. Although acknowledging this important function, this paper seeks to explore a wider range of temporal properties fulfilled by film music. Three aspects of musics temporality are discussed: anachronism (whereby choices of anachronistic music can provide the spectator with ways of making sense of a films subtext or its characters’ state of mind), navigation (the ability of music to help the spectator understand where and when they are in a films narrative) and expansion (musics ability to expand our experience of film time). The paper focuses on Bernard Herrmann, and his score for Taxi Driver (1976), and argues that Herrmann was particularly sensitive to the temporal possibilities of film music.

Film Studies
Queen Elizabeth’s calendar muddle
Steve Sohmer

Shakespeare and his contemporaries grew up in a world caught between two irreconcilable, adversarial views of existence. One of the principal artifacts of the collision between the Catholic and Protestant cosmologies – indeed, its most pervasive aspect, inescapable as time itself – was the existence of two rival calendars. During Shakespeare’s lifetime Julius Caesar’s old

in Shakespeare for the wiser sort
Steve Sohmer

In 1992 Graham Bradshaw wrote,‘Although it is factitious and distracting, the theory or myth of ‘double time’ is still respectfully trundled out in every modern scholarly edition of Othello … It has been as long-lived as Nahum Tate’s adaptation of King Lear which held the stage for a century and a half and, like that adaptation, deserves to be firmly laid to rest.’ 1

in Shakespeare for the wiser sort
Complicating simplicity in Doctor Who
Benedict Morrison

real time, encouraging a simplicity of visual style. Even through the 1970s, the cost of video made significant post-production largely unavailable. This simplicity of visual style is complemented by a narrative and thematic simplicity; stories are typically linear, resolved and carry discernible messages. T.C. Worsley commended this straightforwardness in The Financial Times in 1965, celebrating the Daleks’ ‘beautiful simplicity’ ( 1965 : 18) of design and narrative function. Allowing for the idea that simplicity can be beautiful, it is not my

in Complexity / simplicity
Linda and Jim revisited
Jane Elliott and Jon Lawrence

We begin our chapter with the same material 1 with which the previous excerpt concluded but present it here as it appears in the archived transcript of the interview rather than as it appears in the original book (where Pahl’s role in helping Linda voice her frustrations is edited out): Pahl : Do you think this is probably one of the toughest times of your life? I think this is the worst time because I think it should have been a time – ‘Trevor’, the youngest one is 11 now and ‘Marilyn’ will be 13, and I think it’s a time when we

in Revisiting Divisions of Labour
Eunice Goes

1 Social democracy at a time of crisis I think this is a centre-left moment … But for me it’s a centre-left moment because people think there’s something unfair and unjust about our society. You’ve got to bring the vested interests to heel; you’ve got to change the way the economy works. That’s our opportunity. Ed Miliband1 Eight years have passed since the beginning of the global financial crisis but its impact still reverberates across Europe. Levels of public debt are still high, the stability of European banks is questioned by rating agencies, economic

in The Labour Party under Ed Miliband