Search results

Open Access (free)
Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic

activity any social transformative capacity is embodied in his account of the master–slave relationship as represented in Frederick Douglass’s autobiography. Douglass, a leading nineteenth-century black activist and thinker, had been a slave, and wrote several versions of his autobiography. His first and most famous narrative contains a detailed account of the turning point in his life, when he fights his slave master in a protracted physical struggle. The struggle engenders Douglass’s self-respect, masculinity and the respect of his master, who cannot defeat him

in Postcolonial contraventions

downward mobility; of the gender divisions in labour and accompanying power relations related to the social practice of masculinity and femininity; and of race relations born out of the expansion of empire and its search for economic productivity. Using the language and conceptual framework of class therefore provides a means by which to explore the social and cultural dynamics of continuing inequalities, and the potential for struggle against them. MUP_Gerrard_Childhoods_Printer.indd 23 02/04/2014 10:39 24 Radical education Indeed, class is, by definition, a

in Radical childhoods
Open Access (free)

women's football, funded by the University of Central Lancashire. This study emerged from Ruth's interest in the role of masculine sports in gender identity construction for young women, and also the phenomenal interest in girls’ and women's’ football that was becoming evident whilst undertaking the Go Sisters research. Zambia is traditionally a patriarchal society and football is a bastion of masculinity; that girls and young women were playing in such large

in Localizing global sport for development
Abstract only
‘Vulnerable fathers’, invisible fatherhood

-being outcomes by arguing that in general ‘the absence of a father is not inherently problematic for the male child’ (2004:24). Under the Family Research Programme there was an increasing emphasis on the individual agency of ‘vulnerable’ fathers. For example, the Strengthening Families through Fathers report recommended a therapeutic approach to ‘vulnerable fathers’ who were trapped in dangerous non-expressive masculinities (Ferguson and Hogan, 2004:11). However, according to Garret, the major flaw in this type of ‘post-modern life politics’ was a failure to recognise the

in Between two worlds of father politics

transcripts when he discovered that calls to a suicide prevention centre had been recorded (Schegloff 1992b: xvii). 8  For a discussion of the methodological implications of conversation analysis for ethnography, see Silverman 1998: ch. 4. 9  See, for example, Edley and Wetherell’s (1997; Wetherell and Edley 1999) analysis of discourses around masculinity. 127 The radicalism of ethnomethodology Underpinning this critique is a set of methodological commitments that derive in significant respects from ethnomethodology. These reject two common types of inference from

in The radicalism of ethnomethodology

”: Northern industrial towns in late Georgian England’, Urban History, 31:2 (2004), 178–9.  8 T. Henry, cited in W. H. Chaloner, ‘Manchester in the latter half of the eighteenth century’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 42:1 (1959), 41.  9 J.  Aikin, A Description of the country from thirty to forty miles round Manchester (London, 1795), 184. 10 Barker, ‘Smoke cities’, 177. 11 H.  Barker, ‘Soul, purse and family: Middling and lower-­ class masculinity in eighteenth-­century Manchester’, Social History, 33:1 (February 2008), 15; T. Hunt, ‘Manufacturing culture: The

in The emergence of footballing cultures
Abstract only

to focus in on others – a transition method to move the life story forwards. Occasionally private history becomes a springboard to discuss public events. Looking back to the late 1930s, the nation is described in language that evokes both family and national identity: ‘The country was having problems with Germany and the threat of war was getting serious.’46 Furthermore, family was discussed in autobiographies by men. Although the family was part of an assumed background, masculinity did not manifest itself uniformly. Manville took on the role of ‘family historian

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late twentieth century
Abstract only

Shropshire Lad, as well as on matchboxes, in street names, picture books and public statuary (Watson 2000), Webb’s achievement gave him heroic status. The swim rendered him a national icon of triumphant masculinity, rebuffing concerns of the era regarding the enfeeblement of the middle classes and the future of the empire (Watson 2000, Ch. 7; see also, Wiltse 2007, Ch. 2). At a celebratory dinner in Dover, he was announced in the introductory address as the man who ‘had proved for one thing that the physical condition of Englishmen had not degenerated’ (Watson 2000

in Immersion
Nineteenth-century Manchester theatre architecture and the urban spectator

, Manchester, p. 103. 51 ‘In the “slums” No. 4’. 52 See Chapter 7, ‘Living in Victorian Manchester’ in Kidd, Manchester, pp. 118–41, for an overview of social developments in Manchester before 1914. 53 Borrowed from Joyce, The Rule of Freedom, pp. 204–5. 54 See Andrew Davies, ‘Masculinity and violence in late Victorian Manchester and Salford’, pp. 351, 353, 359. 55 Wyke and Rudyard, Manchester Theatres, p. 47. 56 ‘In the “slums” No. 4’. 57 Joe Toole, Fighting Through Life, p. 2. 58 Manchester Guardian, 21 November 1891. 59 Sheffield and Rotherham Independent

in Culture in Manchester
Humanity not democracy?

. K. McClelland, ‘Masculinity and the “representative artisan” in Britain, 1850–80’, in M. Roper and J. Tosh (eds), Manful assertions: masculinities in Britain since 1800 (London, 1991), pp. 74–91. The Samaritan, 4 (2) (1937), p. 13. The Samaritan, 3 (2) (1936), and see The Contributor, January 1938, p. 12. R. J. Morris, Class, sect and party: the making of the British middle class, Leeds 1820–1850 (Manchester, 1990). S. Yeo, Religion and voluntary organisations in crisis (London, 1976), p. 218. Hospital contribution and civil society 123 160 S. Cherry, ‘Regional

in Mutualism and health care