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persisted in some quarters in the nineteenth century (some said it would help worshippers identify with disaster sufferers), abstinence was rare once the ‘fast day’ came to be understood later in the century not as a day without food and drink, but as a moment when the individual implored God’s intervention or sought better understanding of divine purposes through attendance at church, private prayer and personal acts of penitence. 105 Sermons also guided participants on how they should respond emotionally to great

in Prayer, providence and empire
Turning a ‘colonial science’ on Britain itself
Katherine Ambler

as sociology appeared to offer a form of expertise that was more modern and rational, well equipped for the study of changing societies and which sought to interpret and depict the average, anonymous citizen. However, by retaining anthropological methods, such as extended participant observation and the use of personalised case studies rather than anonymised data, the

in British culture after empire
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Battles over imperial memory in contemporary Britain
Astrid Rasch

of the imperial past while insisting that this image does not warrant as much attention as one’s own favoured exemplar empire. Indeed, participants in debates surrounding British colonialism will often recognise the historical factuality of the exemplar put forth by their opponents; only the truly fact-resistant will try to deny the existence of slavery. But these scholars tend

in British culture after empire
The impact of colonial universities on the University of London
Dongkyung Shin

appointment of Adams and his colonial career. More broadly, the students were dissatisfied with increasingly overcrowded buildings, the quality of their lectures and a lack of accommodation and library facilities. 31 These conditions also provided fertile ground in which the student voices became radical and stronger. Some participants believed that the urban location of LSE also

in British culture after empire
Steve Bentel

commercial pressures through which white participants sanitised their experiences. Brixton and the Academy Brixton, more than anywhere else in London, was at the epicentre of a ‘trendification’ based on commodifying the area’s racialised image. Brixton was constructed in the popular imagination of both Black and white Britons as the beating

in British culture after empire
Josh Doble
Liam J. Liburd
Emma Parker
Samran Rathore
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Tajpal Rathore

’s a non-politically correct environment. That’s the only way we’ve found it to work. What we’ve tried to do within the Tribe Talks format is to dismantle the unfolding ‘fourth wall’ and make the audience an active participant within the story. And so we have to get them relaxed enough to shed their own sense of self or to

in British culture after empire
Understanding Britain’s 1918–20 moment in the Middle East
Clothilde Houot

. 44 On the other hand, and on a more local level, Political Officers (PO) in Mesopotamia, ‘the servants of the State and the disciples of a great Empire’, coming from the military were recruited to act on behalf of the Civil Administration. This recruitment process persisted after 1918 whilst enhanced by several officers coming directly from the ‘Arab revolt’ campaign but also by Royal Air Force (RAF) officers. 45 While Norman Bray, himself a Political Officer in Mesopotamia and a participant

in Exiting war
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The Indian Army and the fight for empire, 1918–20
Kate Imy

its successes to Sikh training in the Indian Army. 23 However, by 1922, the Punjab police worried that the movement was affecting Indian Army recruitment. In the Ludhiana district, 240 of the 672 documented akalis were pensioned or discharged soldiers. 24 Sikh men in the Indian Army became influential and well-publicised participants in the akali , kirpan and gurdwara agitations. Retired Captain Sardar Ram Singh became an

in Exiting war
Human rights and humanitarianism in the 1980s
Roland Burke

disquisition on how to advance, the participants appeared sceptical of the burst of attention to rights heralded by Carter’s election. Prominence in the new President’s platform posed ‘the risk that human rights might become a tired concept’, and the term ‘human rights’ would degenerate into merely ‘a tool in a Cold War situation’. The solution to politics was ‘torture’. ‘If we limit ourselves to torture’, a

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
The Royal Historical Society and Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change
Shahmima Akhtar

, which historical study has been particularly guilty of perpetuating. Ono-George recognises that since universities are sites of knowledge production, they are partially responsible for unequal dynamics of power in society given that ‘all education is political’. By adopting an anti-racist pedagogy, students will be encouraged to be reflexive, active participants, and engaged in

in British culture after empire