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‘“United action” in Continental politics’

ellen robinson 6 Ellen Robinson: ‘ “United action” in Continental politics’ 1 I n late 1894, Priscilla Peckover handed the Ladies’ Peace Auxiliary and the Local Peace Association movement over to Ellen Robinson, a fellow Quaker and long-standing colleague in the peace movement. Robinson reorganised the Auxiliary and renamed it the Peace Union, and began to work for the establishment of a union of women’s peace societies across Europe and North America. This union, despite the Peace Society’s reservations in relation to the IPB about linking itself with

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
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America. 2 That significance lasted well into the twentieth century. Later waves of migration enhanced the effect and extended, particularly, into Canada where physical conditions and cosmopolitan patterns of settlement helped retard cricket as a significant national pastime. Tours into the north American centres from both England and Australia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries helped

in The imperial game
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Anish Kapoor as British/Asian/artist

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Homi Bhabha and Edward Said, who interrogated the centre/margin dichotomy. Throughout the 1990s, Kapoor’s artworks were exhibited in roughly a dozen group exhibitions each year, as well as numerous international art biennials, all largely in Europe and North America. He was also given a series of solo exhibitions during this period.33 By the early part of the twenty-first century, Kapoor had created a number of large site-specific artworks, including Sky Mirror at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City (2006), Marsyas at Tate Modern in London

in Productive failure
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The practice of nursing and the exigencies of war

of the victims to rehabilitate. Jan-Thore Lockertsen’s chapter focuses on the Korean War, described by North American historian Mary Sarnecky as the ‘forgotten war’.55 In Chapter 11, Lockertsen examines the work of the nurses of the Norwegian Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (NORMASH). Lockertsen explores the challenging work undertaken in the operating theatres and hospital wards by nurses without any previous military training. Moreover, as with previous wars, the paucity of trained nursing staff led to the requirement to use local untrained staff and the need for

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
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The place of migration

they discuss. Meanwhile, Bronwen Walter’s chapter, with its focus on the ‘entanglements’ of families spread between Ireland and England, highlights how the two countries are mutually important sources and destinations for migration. Other chapters highlight more recent migrations to Ireland. Deirdre Conlon’s chapter focuses on the wide range of recent female migrants to Ireland: returning Irish, migrants from the EU and West and North Africa, as well as North America and Australasia. The chapter also highlights the diverse ways in which migrants enter Ireland: as EU

in Migrations
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Neoliberal gothic

economics continues to exert a hold on all our lives. The final chapter in the collection is Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet’s ‘Border gothic: Gregory Nava’s Bordertown and the dark side of NAFTA’. This examines the Mexican–American border as a gothic space created by a combination of postcolonial power relations and the new economic and political conditions created by the North

in Neoliberal Gothic

museums and universities. They equated science explicitly with civilisation and they modelled their new institutions on those of northern Europe and North America, courting the approval of Old World observers. In the case of Argentina, Rivadavia’s promotion of scientific institutions formed part of a wider project to transform Buenos Aires into ‘an exemplum of European culture in the Americas, Paris in

in Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750–1850
St Pierre and Miquelon and the Madagascar invasion, 1942

September 1942. It is to these two events that we now turn. The St Pierre and Miquelon affair Long after the dissolution of the first French empire in North America, St Pierre and Miquelon’s fishing community – the only all-white French colony – remained faithful to France. This loyalty was, in turn, respected in Paris, not least because possession of the

in The French empire at war 1940–45
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Disease, medicine and empire

That statement (partly through Hartwig and Patterson’s own labours) seems significantly less accurate today than a decade ago. The history of disease and medicine in general is not now as neglected as it once was and though much of that scholarly attention has focused on the role and impact of disease and medicine in European and North American societies, the rest of the world has come increasingly under scrutiny as

in Imperial medicine and indigenous societies

artists in Western Europe and North America. Ana Dević writes that in Croatia, ‘no examples can be found within the activities of the so-called New Artistic Practice of institutional critique similar to that in the West’, and Bojana Pejić similarly maintains that institutional critique of the type we are familiar with in the West is not usually associated with performance art in Eastern Europe.6 Likewise, Gregor Tomc states that ‘because of an absence of an art market, art in the East has referred to itself and has used its own language’.7 However, it is my belief that

in Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960