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Narratives of asylum nurses and attendants, 1910-22
Barbara Douglas

5 Discourses of dispute: narratives of asylum nurses and attendants, 1910–22 Barbara Douglas The early twentieth century was a period of strained labour relations. Within this broader framework, attendants and nurses were evolving their own organised challenge to prevailing asylum conditions. Although there were established grievances about long hours, onerous duties and poor pay, it was the combination of strictly enforced regulations and the penalty of instant dismissal that fuelled discourses of dispute in this period. While the influence of the First World

in Mental health nursing
Mark Hampton

entrepreneurial energies. This chapter will point to a complementary discourse, one that underscored planned modernisation. Bringing order to the urban jungle Descriptions of Hong Kong regularly highlighted the confusing, disorderly spectacle of the urban areas, and the role of British administrators or cultural authorities in establishing order in them. Such disorder could vary in danger

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Changes in discursive practices and their social implications
Françoise Dufour

The period between the end of the First World War and the independence of African nations around 1960 was marked by the passage from a colonial Discourse 2 based on ‘progress of civilisation’ (‘progrès de la civilisation’) to a post-colonial Discourse based on ‘development’, in which the development of Africa (‘développement de l’Afrique’) 3

in Developing Africa
Anandi Ramamurthy

creating and supplying the new tastes were concerned to sell not just their own product, but also the world system which produced it. 2 It is not just the power of these often ephemeral images that makes analysing these advertisements valuable. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries discourses on ‘race’ and colonialism found

in Imperial persuaders
Tuairim’s challenge to the conservative consensus on education and childcare
Tomás Finn

4 discourse and discord: Tuairim’s challenge to the conservative consensus on education and childcare Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation discourse and discord Tuairim advocated radical reforms to primary, post-primary and third-level education as well as to the system of childcare in ireland. increased investment in primary and post-primary schools, an end to divisions between the different strands of education and a third-level sector where both ucd and Trinity would play a full part in the future of the country were among the recommendations

in Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation
Stephanie Barczewski

nineteenth centuries, we can see the discourse surrounding it taking shape alongside the effort to create a truly national style. On the one hand, this effort endorsed the purging of foreign models, leading to a turn away from neoclassicism and towards the gothic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as British architects looked to their own national history for precedent and inspiration

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
Heather Streets

Gurkhas as inherently martial men revived connections initially made during the Rebellion of 1857. As a result, the discourse of martial races re-entered the public lexicon and inspired others – both military and civilian – to use its seductive imagery of masculinity, courage and honour with increasing frequency. By the end of the nineteenth century, the connections between ‘martial’ Sikhs

in Martial races
Mark Hampton

110 years ago Hong Kong was nothing more than a home for fishermen and a refuge for pirates – a barren brown rock?’. 15 Subsequent chapters will address the theme of Hong Kong as a British creation, virtually ex nihilo , in the context of tropes of modernisation and good government. This chapter, by contrast, will emphasise the discourse of economic freedom. Hong Kong was imagined as a site

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Chloe Campbell

of their work. Essential to this context is the role of eugenic thought and scientific racism in Kenyan discourses on human biology and its social implications. McCulloch has discussed Gordon in some detail in the book Colonial Psychiatry and ‘the African Mind’ , placing him in the tradition of colonial psychiatry in Africa, largely because of the parallels that can be made between Gordon and the

in Race and empire
Carl J. Griffin

understanding that hunger is invariably articulated in the archive by way of protest – broadly defined – this chapter seeks to explore the ways in which hunger persisted as an important protest discourse of the rural poor in the early nineteenth century. Or rather, as the analysis shows, the language of the poor was framed not around articulations of hunger, though that was necessarily

in The politics of hunger