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Barbados, 1937–66

This book examines the processes of nation building in the British West Indies. It argues that nation building was a complex and messy affair, involving women and men in a range of social and cultural activities, in a variety of migratory settings, within a unique geo-political context. Taking as a case study Barbados, which, in the 1930s, was the most economically impoverished, racially divided, socially disadvantaged and politically conservative of the British West Indian colonies, the book tells the messy, multiple stories of how a colony progressed to a nation. It tells all sides of the independence story.

An introduction
Richard J. Hand and Jay McRoy

insightful and timely investigation of adaptation in horror film as an increasingly trans-cultural activity. We conclude our introduction with a perhaps surprising point of reference. Frank Zappa’s song ‘The Torture Never Stops’ ( Zoot Allures , 1976) is not only an example of trans-generic adaptation – it was apparently inspired by Roger Corman’s Edgar

in Monstrous adaptations
Working-class tastes in Derby
Robert James

’s cinema managers, then, understood that going to the cinema was an integral part of workingclass life. It was not so much a separate and distinct cultural activity for the town’s working classes, but one that coalesced fully with every aspect of their lives. Reflecting that, cinema owners were not shy in establishing links with other prominent community figures. Mr and Mrs France thus had links with the local chemist and butcher. The former sold the ‘Cosmo Cough Cure’, while the latter was often called into the cinema’s auditorium – ‘complete with apron and long carving

in Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain, 1930–39
Panikos Panayi

. Nevertheless, class also played a central role in the British camps, both civilian and military, owing to the distinctions which existed between officers and men and the development of privilege camps, whether self-standing, such as that at Wakefield, or within the Douglas camp. Ketchum focused much attention upon the sporting, educational and cultural activities of the prisoners, which had two major functions.6 First, they helped to foster community, both between prisoners of the same social group, who would have participated in similar activities, but also between

in Prisoners of Britain
Kate McLuskie and Kate Rumbold

) The task of the cultural analysts was to facilitate what Stuart Cunningham, a sociologist of culture, has described as ‘public processes involved in formulating, implementing and contesting governmental intervention in and support of cultural activity’. 17 They were concerned to suggest technical changes that would define cultural value in terms that might be acceptable to funders. In doing so they

in Cultural value in twenty-first-century England
Negotiating identity and place in asylum seeker direct provision accommodation centres
Angèle Smith

166 B ELONGING top-down perspective of how the state controls asylum seekers’ lives in the centres by exploring the daily interactions and rules governing their space, time and cultural activities. Next the bottom-up perspective is presented as I examine the impact on and the experiences of asylum seekers living in these places of limbo to illustrate the spatial, social and ideological distancing that takes place in the accommodation centres. Finally, I end the chapter by showing how asylum seekers navigate the asylum process in Ireland by maintaining and

in Migrations
Cultural awakenings and national belongings
Mary Chamberlain

only a leap of the imagination but also a self-confidence in, as Edward Said put it, ‘the independence and integrity of their own culture, free from colonial encroachment’. 3 It is not surprising therefore that, conterminous with political debate, was increasing interest in culture in order to resolve the conundrums of West Indian nationhood. Cultural activities, however, had no historic provenance

in Empire and nation-building in the Caribbean
Alessandra Antola

important as the initial intention. The interaction between power, cultural activities and the public included photographers as well as the diversified net of practices that together were responsible for the production and impact of the Duce’s visual image. Notes  1 For authors in line with this approach to Fascist photography see G. De Luna, G. D’Autilia and L. Criscenti (eds.), L’Italia del Novecento: le fotografie e la storia. Vol. 1: Il potere da Giolitti a Mussolini (Turin: Einaudi, 2005) and in particular the essays by G. D’Autilia, ‘Il fascismo senza passione. L

in The cult of the Duce
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What lovers want
Arlyn Diamond

, tends to occlude women’s social and cultural activities. My reading centres on the term ‘household’ as a way of understanding the social imagination of the romance, and its representation of gendered lives and desires. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the term indicates both a place – the heart of a landed estate – and a social and economic institution – a powerful landholding family with its servants and retainers.3 It is the site of the reproduction of families through marriage, and of the household itself through the inheritance of goods and status

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Alexander S. Wilkinson

of contemporary British poetry (London, 1982). GRIBBEN 9781526113245 PRINT.indd 228 20/04/2017 15:33 Peripheral print cultures in Renaissance Europe 229 the way in which cultures are considered and assessed. The particular choices of authors or publishers can be both fascinating and revealing in their own right. On a macroscopic level, the broader geography of book production can give an important sense of the intensity and character of cultural activity in different regions and countries. However, as in the case of Heaney, there are obvious problems with

in Dublin