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Keith Beattie

Jennings the propaganda master’.37 In addressing the critical oversight it can be stressed that Jennings’ mastery as a propagandist stemmed from his ability to evoke a unified nation as the outcome of its differences. For Jennings, social consensus, arrived at and actualised through diversity, is expressed in an image of the nation – which is ‘imagined as a commu­ nity, a deep horizontal comradeship’, in Benedict Anderson’s phrase.38 Jennings capably constructed both difference and commonality as valuable components of national identity. In doing so, he subtly inflected

in Humphrey Jennings
Bryan Fanning

crisis 161 that focus mostly on the territory of the Irish nation-state.13 Beyond this, according to Malesevic, the infrastructure of the Irish state has dramatically thickened over time in areas such as education and social policy. All of this facilitates a deeper ideological penetration of nationalist ideas and practices.14 A combination of banal nationalism and statist nationbuilding infrastructure has arguably worked to reinforce a sense of what Anderson calls a ‘deep horizontal comradeship’ amongst the citizens of the Irish state.15 Voters in the Referendum

in Irish adventures in nation-building
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Jane Martin

from politics, he took a great interest in literature and art, especially music. But in little matters of daily life he was unpractical and sometimes helpless as a child’.54 After his conversion to socialism, Georgii rejected his past habitus, living a life of democratic manly comradeship as a vegetarian and teetotaller who dressed in tattered, worker’s clothes. Whether by choice or design, he and Mary both lived in considerable squalor. His attic ‘was damp and uncomfortable’ and he lived amongst unmade beds, half-eaten food and piles of literature ‘so high that they

in Making socialists
Zoë Thomas

we lightly refuse it. For years the Art Workers’ Guild has held its meetings there and perhaps only those of us who have men-folk belonging to the guild know how attached they are to the fine old hall with its many associations, and what a dignifying and benign influence such a place of meeting would have on any gathering. Furthermore, Dawson clearly felt the Art Workers’ Guild was offering the Hall as implicit support, writing that it had been proposed: in a spirit of welcome and comradeship which we should not at any rate put lightly aside, and to some of us it

in Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement
The Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission, 1910–60
Angela Connelly

Christian World. 11 Steve Bruce, Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory, p. 57. 12 Steve Bruce and Anthony Glendinning, ‘When was secularisation?’ 13 Callum G. Brown, The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularisation 1800–2000. 14 Grace Davie, The Sociology of Religion. 15 For example, Jeffrey Cox, The English Churches in a Secular Society: Lambeth, 1870–1930; Sarah Williams, Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark, c.1880–1939; Dorothy Entwhistle, ‘“Hope, colour, and comradeship”: loyalty and opportunism in early twentieth

in Culture in Manchester
Laura Ugolini

effort, as the unity and comradeship that were supposed to underlie wartime alliances soon began to show signs of strain. None did so more clearly than in the case of Belgian refugees. In the early months of war Britain saw the influx into the country of approximately 200,000 Belgian refugees, seeking to escape from the German occupation of their country. The initial reaction of the host communities was a sympathetic one.71 Cooper noted in his diary that ‘we hardly realised what war really meant until 15 October’, when a fishing smack arrived in Southwold harbour

in Civvies
Laura Ugolini

different experiences of war, although there is no indication that Wood’s visit brought Lockwood anything other than pleasure at a time when he was unhappy and uncertain about his future. Indeed, it was certainly not a foregone conclusion that friendships between men in the armed forces and on the home front should founder, replaced by an exclusive comradeship between combatants on the one hand and civilians’ complacent isolation from the realities of war on the other.17 As a number of historians have observed, links between servicemen and civilians often remained strong

in Civvies
Matt Perry

clear that the act of recall unlocked difficult memories. He took a fortnight’s interruption in writing the letter because he found the whole process of trying to ‘retrace the little details’ very tiring and needed to stop. His account expressed a heavy burden of shame for France’s role in the events, sharing experiences of witnessing summary executions as well as evoking his personal sense of desperation and isolation as an individual revolutionary amongst troops he had not long known and who did not trust him. It was anything but a fond memory of heroic comradeship

in Mutinous memories
Challenges and critiques, internationalism and women’s work
Jessica Gerrard

subject was to be given. He then called upon Com. Chandler to talk to us on Internationalism. Com. Chandler impressed on MUP_Gerrard_Childhoods_Printer.indd 93 02/04/2014 10:39 94 Socialist Sunday Schools, 1892–1930 us the fact that people were the same all over the world, and therefore a spirit of comradeship should prevail among all people.96 For the SSS movement the notion of a united humanity had a clear anti-imperialist basis that was couched firmly within a critique of class relations under capitalism. Voting to oppose the First World War in 1915, the NCBSSS

in Radical childhoods
John Field

comradeship grow’.93 By bringing unemployed and students together, ‘mixed work camps create an experimental form of social university and may, indeed, prove to be the next step forward in national education’.94 But his commitment to fellowship was a racial one, reaching beyond national borders. The small journal that he edited, and largely wrote, for a small group of like-minded sympathisers and friends, was tellingly called North Sea and Baltic. He spoke admiringly of Cleveland as ‘populated by a people of robust Scandinavian stock’, while the miners came from ‘good

in Working men’s bodies