The CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958

1 The uneasy politics of epidemic aid: the CDC's mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958 Paul Greenough Epidemic outbreaks, political struggle, civil society response Historians warn against narratives in which actors are spared the dilemmas of chance and choice. No doubt prolepsis, anachronism and teleology should be avoided, but I find it difficult to tell a story

in The politics of vaccination

6 Lunacy and politics at fin de siècle, 1800–3 The extraordinary flurry of physical interference with the King during the months between the assassination attempts of James Hadfield and Urban Metcalf in 1800–1, and the consequent ‘Despard conspiracy’ of 1801–2, may perhaps be seen as the fin de siècle climax of popular-royal physicality. It is not, however, simply a question of evaluating the extent to which the language of resistance in post-1794 radicalism may be considered contextual. If one of the consequences of the Two Acts was the forcing of radicalism

in The politics of regicide in England, 1760–1850

PART III The performance of politics T he essays in Part II focused on topical referencing – on how theatrical performance, across popular entertainment genres, operated as sites for the transmission, in staged performances, of political ideologies. What becomes clear is the extent to which mass entertainments sought both to reflect and direct popular opinion and how they, in doing so, demonstrated the remarkable reactivity and flexibility of Victorian theatre to act as a location for the mediation of contemporary politics through popular culture. Popular

in Politics, performance and popular culture

PART I Conceptualising performance, theorising politics T he essays in this section span the century chronologically, and cover the principal genres of popular entertainment in the nineteenth century: melodrama and pantomime. They take us from Manchester in the early nineteenth century, after the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815, to Gladstone’s advocacy for a National Theatre at the end of the nineteenth century – and beyond, into the performative ferment of the campaign for female suffrage. In all these essays, theatre and the theatrical are placed in

in Politics, performance and popular culture

Simon Walker studied modern history at Magdelen College, Oxford, graduating with first-class honours in 1979. When Walker began researching the retinue of John of Gaunt in 1980, 'bastard feudalism' had been the subject of debate for thirty-five years. A study of John of Gaunt's retinue could be expected to throw important, if not decisive, light on these problems. For not only was his the largest retinue in late medieval England, but for thirty years the duke himself had a dominant role in the domestic, military and diplomatic policy of England. In 1994, Michael Jones and Walker published for the Camden Society an edition of all the surviving private life indentures for peace and war apart from those of John of Gaunt and William, Lord Hastings. Walker's introduction to the volume reviewed the evolution of life indentures, the range of services they embraced, the regulation of obligations for service and reward, and the changing role of such indentures over the period 1278-1476. From these broad investigations into the balance of power between magnates and gentry, Walker returned to examine how, in individual cases, two men from different backgrounds built their careers on noble and royal patronage. Walker then turned to examine the retrospective view of the 1399 revolution in literate culture. He used case studies to build up a picture of collective mentalities among different social grades and vocational worlds, hoping ultimately to construct a new approach to the tensions and strength of the late medieval polity.

Chapter 7 . Public transcripts, popular agency and the politics of subsistence in early modern England I I n the summer of 1596, the balladeer Thomas Deloney was facing imprisonment. While Londoners were struggling with the consequences of harvest failure, Deloney had published, ‘a certein ballad containing a Complaint of the great Want and Scarcitie of Corn within the Realm’. His offence was to have represented the Queen speaking ‘with hir people in dialogue-wise in very fond and undecent sort’ and to have prescribed ‘orders for ye remedying of this dearth of

in Crowds and popular politics in early modern England

The debate on the polity of the church was at the centre of the religious debates in the British Atlantic world during the middle decades of the seventeenth-century. From the Covenanter revolution in Scotland, to the congregationalism of the New England colonies, to the protracted debates of the Westminster assembly, and the abolition of the centuries-old episcopalian structure of the Church of England, the issue of the polity of the church was intertwined with the political questions of the period. This book collects together essays focusing on the conjunction of church polity and politics in the middle years of the seventeenth century. A number of chapters in the volume address the questions and conflicts arising out of the period’s reopening and rethinking of the Reformation settlement of church and state. In addition, the interplay between the localities and the various Westminster administrations of the era are explored in a number of chapters. Beyond these discussions, chapters in the volume explore the deeper ecclesiological thinking of the period, examining the nature of the polity of the church and its relationship to society at large. The book also covers the issues of liberty of conscience and how religious suffering contributed to a sense of what the true church was in the midst of revolutionary political upheaval. This volume asserts the fundamental connection between church polity and politics in the revolutions that affected the seventeenth-century British Atlantic world.

Church polity and politics in the British Atlantic Chapter 9 The association movement and the politics of church settlement during the interregnum1 Joel Halcomb F ew issues plagued the Commonwealth and Protectoral regimes more than religious settlement. The rise of new religious sects fractured the unity of the national church, and questions over how far to tolerate these new groups, many of which were key supporters of the interregnum regimes, kept the cases for a ‘state church’ and for ‘liberty for tender consciences’ at the centre of parliamentary and of

in Church polity and politics in the British Atlantic world, c. 1635–66

This article considers the contexts and processes of forensic identification in 2004 post-tsunami Thailand as examples of identity politics. The presence of international forensic teams as carriers of diverse technical expertise overlapped with bureaucratic procedures put in place by the Thai government. The negotiation of unified forensic protocols and the production of estimates of identified nationals straddle biopolitics and thanatocracy. The immense identification task testified on the one hand to an effort to bring individual bodies back to mourning families and national soils, and on the other hand to determining collective ethnic and national bodies, making sense out of an inexorable and disordered dissolution of corporeal as well as political boundaries. Individual and national identities were the subject of competing efforts to bring order to,the chaos, reaffirming the cogency of the body politic by mapping national boundaries abroad. The overwhelming forensic effort required by the exceptional circumstances also brought forward the socio-economic and ethnic disparities of the victims, whose post-mortem treatment and identification traced an indelible divide between us and them.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Pawns in the imperial endgame

alternative and additional source of information-gathering and processing, dedicated to the pursuit of political and security intelligence, once the domain of the CID. Intelligence needed to be capable of assisting a colony in its ‘vital “cold war” battleground’. 2 The concept of ‘political policing’ took on a more important role as colonial governments attempted to maintain control throughout the end

in At the end of the line