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Indrani Sen

writers’ narratives contributed to circulating stereotypes about the abject condition of ‘native’ women and producing colonial knowledge about the ‘Other’. Gendered encounters As the title indicates, one of this book’s central tropes is gendered encounters across race. This is something that I examine in a number of the book’s chapters. As noted earlier, it was women missionaries

in Gendered transactions
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Multilateral channels, garden cities and colonial planning
Liora Bigon and Yossi Katz

is fraught because Africa so often ends up epitomizing the intractable, the mute, the abject, or the other-wordly … a failed and incomplete example of something else’. 1 These territories were put together because of their geographic continuity as well as their historical continuity in terms of colonialism and related colonial imageries (oriental, tropical, experimental terrains), stressing British and

in Garden cities and colonial planning
Heather Walton

‘maternal’ upon three classic sites of psychoanalytic interest: abjection, love and melancholy. These texts exemplify Kristeva’s continuing concern to display how the repression (murder) of the mother offers the key to interpreting psycho-social traumas via the liminal insights of art and religion. Abjection, love and melancholy Approaches to the abject Powers of Horror: An Essay in Abjection (1982) begins by invoking the familiar nausea that all children have in relation to some loathed food item which is often in a state between liquid and solid, hot and cold (like the

in Literature, theology and feminism
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Keith A.P. Sandiford

too flamboyantly as one would expect from excitable natives from the tropics. When the West Indians became the most clinically professional team in world cricket, several English analysts concluded that it was the abject poverty in their homes which gave their fast bowlers such unusual verve and ferocity. A well-known English journalist produced Calypso Cricket , a famous documentary, in which

in The imperial game
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Prelude to decolonisation? The inter-war empire revisited
Martin Thomas

had not prepared him for the abject poverty he encountered in Equatorial Africa. The French colonial state had failed. For thirty years it permitted trading companies to exploit the indigenous population without restraint. 6 The Kongo Wara revolt was one direct consequence of this failure, but the litany of brutality, high mortality rates and endemic disease among forced labourers in AEF stands among

in The French empire between the wars
Real sympathy, the imitation of suffering and the visual arts after Burke’s sublime
Aris Sarafianos

not in the individuals represented; and, secondly, that the sublime takes place as the viewer swings across the competing experiences of pity and horror, powerlessness and the visual power of the abject body – the wounded, bleeding and inflamed body. 172 Wounding realities and ‘painful excitements’ Arguably, this power depended on new modes of representation marked by the massive proliferation of anatomical details, which, in turn, defined a kind of seeing well attuned with Burke’s notion of the sublime as a mode of sensory exertion. Detail was widely

in The hurt(ful) body
Colonial encounters in Indian women’s English writings in late nineteenth-century western India
Indrani Sen

), female evangelicals simultaneously drew attention to the abject condition of high-caste Hindu women, while advocating the idea of a western-style nuclear family life and companionate marriage. Most importantly perhaps they were instrumental in transmitting the post-Enlightenment ideals of equality, progress and mobility which were antithetical to what they perceived to be the traditional

in Gendered transactions
Neville Kirk

the country’s secondary industries. Australia’s primary producers were also portrayed by the ALP as suffering unnecessarily as a result of low prices for their products and the high cost of borrowing. In these and other ways Lyons was practising policies designed to meet the interests of the ‘Money Power’, of domestic and overseas ‘exploiters and investors’. His government was ‘servile’, a ‘flunkey’, theabject tool of the Tory government of Britain’, according to Curtin. 14 For most of the interwar

in Labour and the politics of Empire
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Histories of nursing practice
Christine E. Hallett and Gerard M. Fealy

of three distinct rural poor populations in the United States of America in the first half of the twentieth century. Using three rural community case studies – schoolchildren in Virginia, coal miners in West Virginia, and migrant farm workers in California – the authors examine public health nurses’ work in settings which exemplified the abject rural poverty that befell many parts of the United States during the inter-war years. Discourses associated with national progress saw efforts to improve the uptake of schooling among the rural poor in the state of Virginia

in Histories of nursing practice
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John Privilege

word to offend any man’.52 176 Michael Logue & the Catholic Church in Ireland The outrage among the bishops at what they perceived as the inability of the British Government to rein in the worst excesses in Northern Ireland, and the abject failure of the Provisional Government there to defend Catholics, was given full vent in their pastoral issued on 10 October 1920. The bishops stated the number of expelled workers had now reached 23,000. They prayed that the eyes of England would be opened to the iniquity of furnishing Ulster bigotry with its own Government and

in Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879–1925