Chris A. Williams

public (and professional) ‘anticipation’ of technology: the predictions that were made about the ways that new and emerging technologies could fit into law enforcement. Real-time communications were a new mode of control which enabled some elements of the complexity of face-to-face instructions to be delivered at a distance.Their weak point as a replacement for paper-based communication was a difficulty in leaving a durable and hence auditable record; thus, the relationship between the introduction of telephone and telegraph technology shows the transactions where

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975
John Schad

are, notes the Arcadist, ‘panoramas, dioramas, cosmoramas, navaloramas, pleoramas...’ and, of course, the scholar’s favourite, ‘picturesque journeys in a room’ (Benjamin, 1999 : 527). If we are, then, to consider the nineteenth century, to take its measure, we must, it seems, endeavour somehow to see it, to look at it. As the Arcadist writes, ‘an effort must be made to secure a foothold...from which to cast a form-and-distance-creating glance on the nineteenth century’ (Benjamin, 1999 : 407). The difficulty

in Interventions
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Trade, commodities and markets
Peter Maw

commodity. The chapter concludes that micro-research can yield detailed estimates of the quantitative dimensions of canal trade and that Manchester’s canals earned the bulk of their incomes from the long-distance, extraregional trade in industrial inputs, foodstuffs and manufactures rather than in short-haul movements of heavy minerals. Only the well-documented trade in coal conforms to prevailing characterisations of a highly localised canal trade. Trade, commodities and markets 29 Manchester canals: trade data Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British canal

in Transport and the industrial city
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Staging the wound
Carl Lavery

by Manceaux about the possible direction his writing might take in the light of his political commitment to the Black Panther Party, Genet was quick to distance his theatre from that of Brecht. For Genet, the type of engagement practised by Brecht is beset with a worrying paradox: I don’t think that Brecht did anything for communism, and the revolution [of 1789] was not set offby Beauchmarchais’s The Marriage of Figaro . I also think that the closer a work of art is to perfection, the more it is enclosed within itself. Worse than that – it inspires nostalgia

in The politics of Jean Genet’s late theatre
Tamsin Badcoe

ink. 3 The wilful movement creates chivalric space, resonant with narrative potential. 4 And the word ‘pricking’, which can refer to the ‘small printe of penne, pencyle, or other instrumente, whiche is not moved, nor drawen from his fyrst touche’, 5 and to the act of spurring a horse, where the ‘sharpe pricking spurre’ encourages the mount ‘to bee quicke in his course’, offers the only measure of the distance travelled. 6 The embedded conceit, which associates movement with work done, expresses both the curious sense of motion so crucial to Spenser’s work, and

in Edmund Spenser and the romance of space
Colin Copus

English mayors which helps us to understand how mayors are responding to the need to move beyond the normal patterns of party political behaviour if mayoral leadership potential is to be fulfilled.23 She has categorised mayors as follows. First, there is the visionary, elected on a platform of radical change and distanced from the previous council leadership; the visionary will probably be elected from a non-party political background. Second, there is the strong leader, who exercises strong internal leadership of the council and places this over developing a high

in Leading the localities
Chandrika Kaul

The distance and difficulty of transmission, as well as the prohibitive costs involved in collection, had traditionally regulated news of the Indian empire. It was considered a great achievement when, in 1797, regular monthly communication was established between India and London via Basra and Aleppo. In 1825 the mails from Calcutta to Falmouth took nearly four

in Reporting the Raj
Welsh Presbyterianism in Sylhet, Eastern Bengal, 1860–1940
Aled Jones

played a significant part in the popular attacks on Christian mission. As early as 1864, William Pryse had reported the formal distance of personal relationships, 40 but by the end of the century the anxieties were of a different order. In June 1895, the medical missionary Dr O. O. Williams felt obliged to condemn ‘the licentiousness’ of Hindu and Muslim men, the consequence of which was that ‘no woman

in Empire, migration and identity in the British world
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The geographical imagination of Tim Robinson
Patrick Duffy

1 Genius loci: the geographical imagination of Tim Robinson Patrick Duffy It was as if he had walked under the millimeter of haze just above the inked fibres of a map, that pure zone between land and chart between distances and legend between nature and storyteller.1 – Michael Ondaatje Introduction For forty years Tim Robinson has been engaged in a uniquely detailed exploration of the rocky outposts of the Aran Islands, Connemara and the Burren – ancient environments deeply incised with the marks of human occupation for more than two thousand years. His maps

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
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Carrie Tarr

”, c’est-à-dire la confrontation avec les tensions quotidiennes’ 15 (Montvalon 1980 ). The young protagonists of Cocktail Molotov , who benefit from the climate of May 1968 without themselves making a political commitment, become the objects of a distanced critical authorial gaze. Kurys’ afterword may suggest some hope for the future (‘the journey had just begun’), but the film’s narrative, sound and

in Diane Kurys