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Gay rights and video nasties
Paul Bloomfield

3 Labour’s liberalism: gay rights and video nasties Paul Bloomfield The social liberal reforms introduced by the Labour Party in the mid-1960s encountered increasingly determined opposition from the Conservative right in the 1980s. In the midst of the turmoil of the 1970s, a section of the Conservative Party aimed to provide an alternative to the post-war liberal consensus on moral questions. It was a contradictory melange of the radical and the reactionary, which the historian of sexuality Jeffrey Weeks described as ‘a revival of evangelical moralism, fired by

in Labour and the left in the 1980s
Steven Fielding

2 Labour’s organisational culture The purpose of this chapter is to establish the institutional context for Labour’s response to cultural change.1 It surveys the character of the party’s organisation and the nature of its membership on the verge of the 1960s, and in particular highlights the activities and assumptions of those most responsible for the party’s well-being. Before that can be done, however, it is necessary to outline Labour’s organisational structure and identify some of the issues to which it gave rise. The basic unit in all 618 constituency

in The Labour Governments 1964–70 volume 1
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Geoff Horn

2 Labour moderate Prentice’s early career provided few indications of his future status as one of the most controversial figures in Labour history. During his first fifteen years as an MP, from 1957 to 1972, he remained a conventional politician, committed to pursuing a quietly effective parliamentary career. He attracted few column inches in the national press, reflecting a tendency to focus his energies upon worthy but unglamorous political causes, often related to his knowledge of industrial relations and concern for the most vulnerable groups at home and

in Crossing the floor
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The 1940s
Neville Kirk

Britain The experiences of World War Two, especially the mass suffering and sacrifices made, combined with the widespread expectation that the post-war years would usher in a more civilised world and major improvements in people’s lives, worked to Labour’s benefit. As we have seen, Britain first ‘total’ war, between 1914 and 1918, had played an important part in the Labour Party’s youthful ‘rise’. But this process became even more pronounced during World War Two, when

in Labour and the politics of Empire
Nick Randall

ITLP_C01.QXD 18/8/03 9:54 am Page 8 1 Understanding Labour’s ideological trajectory Nick Randall The Labour Party is habitually considered the most ideologically inclined of all British political parties, and ideological struggle has been endemic within the party since its foundation. It is no surprise, therefore, that studies of the party have endeavoured to understand why Labour’s ideology has shifted repeatedly throughout its history. This chapter considers those efforts. A large and varied literature is available to explain Labour’s ideological movements

in Interpreting the Labour Party
Rhiannon Vickers

Vic2-01_Vic01 10/03/2011 11:19 Page 9 Chapter 1 Labour’s foreign policy approach Traditional accounts of British foreign policy emphasise a bipartisan foreign policy consensus, characterised by the major members of the main political parties broadly agreeing with one another as to how foreign policy should be carried out. Any disagreements over policy therefore come from within the parties, for example from backbenchers, or in the case of the Labour Party, from party members as well.1 While some authors have noted that the motivations of the political parties

in The Labour Party and the world
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J. A. Chandler

12 New Labour How new is New Labour? As the tenor of this book indicates, there are no instant revolutions in British government, rather a gradual evolution of ideas towards eventual change either through legislation or differing patterns of political and social behaviour. Apart from restructuring the machinery for decision-making within local authorities many New Labour initiatives were established elements of the party’s policy before Tony Blair assumed the leadership. Labour governments in recent times have married these initiatives to many of the trends

in Explaining local government
The work of reading
Richard De Ritter

2 ‘Wholesome labour’: the work of reading Wives of the middle and upper classes increasingly became idle drones. They turned household management over to stewards, reduced their reproductive responsibilities by contraceptive measures, and passed their time in such occupations as novel-reading, theatre-going, card-playing and formal visits. Lawrence Stone, The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500–18001 It is an old, but a very true observation, that the human mind must ever be employed. A relish for reading, or any of the fine arts, should be cultivated very

in Imagining women readers, 1789–1820
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Doing good in Africa
Julia Gallagher

1 New Labour: doing good in Africa Introduction This book is about fantasy and idealisation, about how international relationships provide opportunities to create and pursue them, and why they are essential for political communities. In its transcendence of the domestic, political realm, the field of international relations (IR) provides fantasy and idealisation in a variety of ways: for realists, it depicts a place of anarchy and free-flowing aggression; for liberal-utopians, it is potentially a place of harmony and idealism. In both cases, the international

in Britain and Africa under Blair
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Actresses, charity work and the early twentieth-century theatre profession
Catherine Hindson

4 Offstage labour Actresses, charity work and the early twentieth-century theatre profession Catherine Hindson Though their stage performances often feature as the subjects of focused attention, early twentieth-century actresses functioned as part of a wider theatre industry that was sustained by the non-theatrical social, material, consumer and economic cultures that surrounded it. In this context, the onstage performances offered by actresses of this period were just one element of more expansive, diverse professional repertoires that also included offstage

in Stage women, 1900–50