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Joseph Hardwick

acceptance in society: this might explain why the family of the Jewish businessman Joshua Norden paid for a memorial in Grahamstown’s church. 129 Memorials declined sharply after Gray’s arrival. Not only did they challenge the Church’s claims to be an inclusive institution, they were also regarded as out of step with the gothic aesthetic. Merriman instructed the local military to erect stained

in An Anglican British World
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1990s style and the perennial return of Goth
Catherine Spooner

, not only glorifying suffering but also distancing it through its conscious theatricalisation. As Hannaham argues, ‘The requisite adornment that goes hand in hand with a “Gothicaesthetic, as rock and roll defines it, calls the sincerity of the wearer into question. They’ve dealt with their feelings of alienation from society by reinventing themselves as “monsters”.’ 16 The consensus among these

in Fashioning Gothic bodies