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Richard Burton’s interventions on sex between men
Richard Philips

readings. The Sotadic Zone is distanced from England, and is both geographically and sexually disconnected. Burton employs a variety of distancing devices. Most tangibly, he reproduces geographical and imaginative distance between contemporary constructions of Occident and Orient, by pinning his Sotadic Zone roughly on the latter. 38 Within the Sotadic Zone, an area in the eastern Mediterranean from Greece to Egypt forms a centre of gravity, a historical centre, from which desire spreads out, threatening surrounding areas. Like

in Sex, politics and empire
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Gordon Pirie

adventure over long distances in the British Empire was part of the individualisation of imperial travel. Less is known about this aspect of imperial flying than about commercial airline flying. And journeys by just a few celebrities dominate what is known about private flying: ordinary pilots making comparatively unremarkable flights struggled to leave their mark. Yet the nature and

in Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation
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Tamson Pietsch

but not all goods, long-distance networks conditioned the worlds in which people lived, how they experienced those worlds and the ways they understood them. 25 Networks fashioned relative and relational forms of space that did not accord with political borders or with physical topographies. Such perspectives recast the old geographies of empire and point to new alignments of proximity and distance measured by strength

in Empire of scholars
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Alysa Levene

analysis of survival are shown in Table 4.1. They are extracted from the hospital’s General Registers and from the entry billets and notes. It will be noted that they fall into two groups: one including factors to do with the child’s birth and abandonment, such as gender, season of abandonment and place of birth; the other to do with their experiences after admission and, more specifically, of the nursing system. These consist of the length of time the child had to wait before being placed with an external nurse, and the distance travelled to get there. The impact of each

in Childcare, health and mortality at the London Foundling Hospital 1741–1800
Alice Marples

sediment to the eye looks white and greasy, but to the fingers feels gritty & indeed when rubbed along the glass you hear the sound of sand’. 23 This range of information was included in order to try to overcome the distance between embodied and evaluative understandings of illness. In the attempt to diagnose via correspondence, all physicians had to engage with this muddle of information and attempt to create useful meaning from it by comparing many overlapping strands of experience or opinion, be they recipe, ancient herbal

in Early Modern Ireland and the world of medicine
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Gordon Pirie

Empires are geographically extensive. Their founding and persistence depends on overcoming the friction of unusually long distances. People and nature may or may not have to be subdued, but remoteness positively must be subdued. Links are required to create and maintain an empire – to breach the horizon, spread into new land, occupy and unify distant territory, and then to

in Air empire
Eric Richards

. Movements of people shifted and changed as the regions of Britain altered their alignments over the following century of fluctuating industrialisation. Shropshire’s distance from the ports made it less likely to yield emigrants; nevertheless there were significant movements of people, some of whom eventually became emigrants. Incipient industrialisation By the last decades of the eighteenth century, the new industries of Shropshire – coal mines, ironworks and potteries – were, despite population growth, stretching against the limits of local labour supplies. The expanding

in The genesis of international mass migration
Routes, rivalries and regionalism in the Pacific
Frances Steel

Islands, ‘an insignificant little protectorate fifty-three miles in circumference’, a distance of seven days’ steaming, is perhaps, he argued, ‘one of the most remarkable evidences of New Zealand maritime enterprise’. He concluded that it ‘shows that the little “Britain of the South” is a worthy child of Britannia and Father Neptune, and alive to the destiny of her geographical

in Oceania under steam
Eric Richards

with industrialisation has been much modified. Generally the outcome of demographic and family studies has been to emphasise the unfixedness of the old rural population. The record of short-distance circulation demonstrates that the old economy was surprisingly responsive to opportunities and imperatives. We are also made aware of longer-distance mobility in times of distress, and especially among professional people. As well, there were rare and exceptional large-scale migrations of people within the British Isles: large numbers of Scots and English planters in the

in The genesis of international mass migration
Frances Steel

‘harassing’, owing to the distances travelled, long hours of work, large crowds of indigenous passengers, carriage of perishable fruit cargoes and aggressive demands of traders and shippers in various ports. 2 Moreover, hazardous passages through uncharted coral reefs, the threat of violent storms in hurricane season and the tropical heat unsettled many shipboard workers and staff in

in Oceania under steam