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Stories of violence, danger, and men out of control
Amy Milne-Smith

about lunacy. 2 Thus The Times article both critiqued sensation journalism and reflected general feelings about Victorian lunatics. For those with little first-hand experience of mental disease, media stories would have been the most likely, and the most frequent, encounter with the issues of insanity. These stories helped shape cultural tropes of madness. While the most common types of article written on madness were narrative updates on local asylums, these would only attract the interest of

in Out of his mind
Chandrika Kaul

Introduction That media is central to John MacKenzie’s intellectual interests is apparent from any reading of his first two foundational books in the Studies in Imperialism series, as well as from his subsequent writings (and indeed the works of several other contributors to the Series). It is also explicitly acknowledged in early mission statements, where we read how the

in Writing imperial histories
Tinne Claes and Katrin Pilz

of the hygienist movement or the rise of mass media, their findings do not always fully apply to the Belgian sociopolitical context. From existing case studies we know that local specificities are crucial to understand the transformation of medical knowledge. For example, Peeters has suggested that humoral representations of the body adhered to the worldview of many Catholic

in Medical histories of Belgium
David Larsson Heidenblad

many directions, not least by researchers. In his own speech, Iveroth said that Palmstierna was no longer an alarm clock: he had lost the ringing tone he once had. ‘He has nothing more to say, when, in order to get attention, he feels it necessary to use such crude expressions as those in his speech at the Factory Workers’ Congress’. 4 Iveroth’s stand also caused much media commotion. On Dagens Nyheter ’s front page, it was described as ‘one of the most magnificent personal attacks in the Swedish debate in a very

in The environmental turn in postwar Sweden
Mike Huggins

2 Horseracing, the media and British leisure culture, 1918–39 edia experience was part of everyday activity. It helped make sense of the world and construct cultural citizenship.1 Reading the racing pages in the sporting, national and regional press or the adverts, novels and non-fiction with a racing theme, provided a temporary escape from Britain’s economic problems. Watching breathtaking racing action shots in newsreel and film was enhanced by ever-improving photographic equipment. As electricity and radio became more available, the BBC radio commentaries on

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39
Rosemary O’Day

4035 The debate.qxd:- 9/12/13 08:37 Page 278 9 The place of the Reformation in modern biography, fiction and the media Introduction Where does the general public acquire its knowledge of the English Reformation? From the writings of such as A.G. Dickens, Christopher Haigh, Patrick Collinson, Felicity Heal, Peter Marshall, Susan Brigden or Rosemary O’Day? I think not. The names of such novelists as Jean Plaidy, Margaret Campbell Barnes, Margaret Irwin, Philippa Gregory, Hilary Mantel, such actors and actresses as Richard Burton, Keith Michell, Paul Scofield

in The Debate on the English Reformation
Spirit photography and contemporary art
Ben Burbridge

8 The ghosts of media past and present: spirit photography and contemporary art Ben Burbridge 1 I have no doubt that there are those within the sound of my voice who will live to see the time when photographic reproductions will be sent from country to country as quickly as telegraphic messages to-day. In conclusion, may I not ask, who shall say that the camera, adjusted by the hand that feels, and focused by the sensitive eye that sees beyond, with the aid of the intensely sensitive dry plates, shall not bring to light and view the forms of our departed

in The machine and the ghost
Sonja Tiernan

5 Political lobbying, the media and influencing public opinion While the Marriage Equality campaign was gaining ground, the government continued working on issuing a Civil Partnership Bill but failed to reach its own March deadline date. In April 2008, the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of granting a same-sex partner pension entitlement on the death of their loved one. However, this would only apply to European countries where civil partnerships were legally recognised. This move and the release of some details relating to the government’s proposed

in The history of marriage equality in Ireland
Mary Morrissey

Chapter 4 . Episcopal chaplains and control of the media, 1586–1642 Mary Morrissey T he chaplains to the bishop of London had a direct effect on English literature before the civil war in a more extensive and overtly political way than any other domestic chaplains, because the task of pre-publication press censorship was overwhelming theirs. This was particularly so after the Star Chamber decree of 1586, which made press licensing the responsibility of the bishop of London and the archbishop of Canterbury, already the busiest clerics in the country.1 There

in Chaplains in early modern England
Jeffrey Richards

The Scarlet Pimpernel, in reality Sir Percy Blakeney, Baronet, is a character who decisively fixed the image of the French Revolution in the minds of successive generations of British readers. In the Pimpernel saga, liberty, equality and fraternity came off a definite second best to chivalry, duty and noblesse oblige. Several important factors explain the durability of the Pimpernel in the popular imagination. He is one of the most notable examples of the 'masked avenger', a staple figure in swashbuckling literature and film. The 1935 film The Scarlet Pimpernel became the definitive screen version and one of the most fondly remembered British films of the 1930s. Although The Scarlet Pimpernel, made in 1998, had the first of the three episodes, retold the basic story familiar from the 1935, 1950 and 1982 versions, there were changes. A second series of three ninety-minute episodes was produced in 2000.

in Cinema and radio in Britain and America, 1920–60