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Cheshire on the eve of civil war
Authors: Richard Cust and Peter Lake

This book aims to revisit the county study as a way into understanding the dynamics of the English civil war during the 1640s. It explores gentry culture and the extent to which early Stuart Cheshire could be said to be a ‘county community’. It investigates the responses of the county’s governing elite and puritan religious establishment to highly polarising interventions by the central government and Laudian ecclesiastical authorities during Charles I’s Personal Rule. The second half of the book provides a rich and detailed analysis of the petitioning movements and side-taking in Cheshire during 1641-42. This important contribution to understanding the local origins and outbreak of civil war in England will be of interest to all students and scholars studying the English Revolution.

An epilogue
Joanne Begiato

undergoing a particularly vicious reaction against progressive politics and identity politics. Social media offers an outlet and rallying cry for white men who feel disempowered by a world whose ‘future is female’. Their fights over the meaning of masculinity are often catalysed by the emotionalised bodies and objects they meet online. The response to the Gillette advert in early 2019 is a case in point. Linking itself with the #MeToo movement, the advert asserts: ‘We Believe: the Best Men Can Be’, reinventing the shaving product’s slogan ‘The Best a Man Can Get’, to

in Manliness in Britain, 1760–1900
Theorizing sexual violence during the feminist sex wars of the 1980s
Mara Keire

countered the reactionary tendencies of prudish anti-porn harridans—and not without reason. Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin’s ill-conceived cooperation with the Reagan-era Moral Majority irreparably tarnished their reputations and set back the fight against violence against women. Carole Vance correctly connected conservatism’s co-option of the anti-pornography fight to the culture wars of the 1990s. 5 Yet as the #MeToo movement today exposes the sheer pervasiveness of image-based sexual abuse, workplace harassment, and men’s rape of women, the canonical view of

in Marxism and America
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Richard Cust and Peter Lake

, united in their pursuit of justice and order.6 This, we might be tempted to think, is what we might find were we able consistently to look beneath the elaborately carved memorial stones left behind by the Cheshire gentry as monuments to their virtue and good government. Of course, even at the height of the current moral panic occasioned by the Me-Too movement, there is no reason to think that what happened to Knowsley was in any way typical, or even commonplace, but what such worked-up case studies do is lay bare the power dynamics in operation beneath or behind what

in Gentry culture and the politics of religion
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The Marx–America dialectic
Christopher Phelps and Robin Vandome

correct for capitalism’s worst inequalities rather than seek the abolition of private property. Marxism, by contrast, has at its center of vision the replacement of capitalism with common ownership of the means of production. Nevertheless, the renewal of socialist politics—coinciding with Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights organizing, increasing strike activity, climate justice campaigning, the feminist #MeToo movement, and myriad other forms of ferment from below—has been accompanied by a renaissance of interest in Marxist analysis. The socialist commentary supplied

in Marxism and America
Mark Edele

Russia's Secret Archives (New York, 1996). 83 Stephen Kotkin, Stalin. Vol. 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 (London, 2014), 8. 84 Masha Gessen, ‘Al Franken's Resignation and the Selective Force of #METOO’, New Yorker (7 December 2017) (accessed 19 March 2018). 85 Trotsky, Stalin , 85. 86 Trotsky, Stalin , 85, 86. 87 Montefiore's judgement on his academic colleagues in his sex-and-crime version of the history of the tsars

in Debates on Stalinism
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Rakhee Balaram

2007, Elisabeth Lebovici expressed the view that solely focusing on women artists in 1970s France ran the risk of their being overdetermined in terms of their impact and the true measure of their importance to the cultural scene of the time. 123 At the same time, Counterpractice reassesses such a statement in light of the recent #MeToo movement, or in France #BalanceTonPorc, that saw Lebovici and her coauthor turn to a women's film of the period, Maso et Miso Vont en bateau (1976) (discussed in Chapter 3 and 5

in Counterpractice