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Rob Boddice

An emotional basis for morality? Since professional historians have tended to reject easy formulations about learning from the past, or history repeating itself, they have often been left stammering when asked to justify what history does, or what it is worth. On good days, of course, most historians can justify what they do, at least to themselves, but an air of suspicion has tended to linger over so-called ‘soft’ sub-fields of history that are not thought to get to the real meat of historical significance. For decades, this meant powerful white

in The history of emotions
Jonathan Smyth

1 Towards a new republican morality Any attempt to follow the development of Robespierre’s thinking, leading finally to the speech of 18 Floréal (7 May 1794)  and proclamation of the festival in honour of the Supreme Being on 20 Prairial Year II (8 June 1794) has to try to answer two main questions. The first is whether progress in his thinking on the importance of the problem which the lack of any acceptable national moral system through the early years of the Revolution had created can be traced. The second is why he chose a Revolutionary Festival to launch

in Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being
Discourses, contestation and alternative consumption
Roberta Sassatelli

chap 8 13/8/04 4:24 pm Page 176 8 The political morality of food: discourses, contestation and alternative consumption Roberta Sassatelli Anthropology and sociology have been keen to show that consumption is a social and moral field, and that consumer practices are part of an ongoing process of negotiation of social classifications and hierarchies. Food consumption in particular has been associated with symbolically mediated notions of order (Douglas and Isherwood 1979). We know that particular foods are identified with annual festivities, set apart for

in Qualities of food
Úna Newell

5 Crime, security and morality Agrarian discontent with the slow and ineffective progress of the Land Commission provided certain possibilities for mobilisation behind republican opposition to the Irish Free State, if the leaders could convincingly demonstrate that the redress of such grievances hinged upon a rejection of the Cumann na nGaedheal government. However, Liam Mellows did not inspire a successor in Galway, or at least not one that would successfully harness the potential for agrarian and political upheaval in Galway as he had done in 1915–16. Neither

in The west must wait
Gender and development discourse and practice in late colonial Africa
Barbara Bush

representations of African women and how these influenced conceptions of tradition versus modernity in development discourse. Second, I demonstrate how representations of African gender identities and relations, domesticity, morality, and sexuality permeated colonial discourse and influenced practice. Finally I provide a critique of gendered colonial development discourse and its

in Developing Africa
Brian Pullan

48 3 Prostitutes, courtesans and public morality During the sixteenth century, many French and German cities officially closed their brothels, as though yielding to the demands of Protestant reformers that they form godly societies dominated by civic righteousness.1 No more should public authorities connive at sexual relationships outside marriage, let alone extract revenue from them. Choice of the lesser evil should give way to a new kind of moral absolutism. Some Protestant critics called whorehouses ‘schools that teach more shameful things than they prevent

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue
Cathy Shrank

Introduction This chapter considers scriptural citation in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century English morality drama. As scholars such as John Wasson and Pamela King note, the survival rate of plays that might be considered ‘moralities’ does not ‘supply adequate evidence of a coherent “movement” within the development of native theatre’. 1 Nonetheless, as King herself argues, the extant examples – including The Castle of Perseverance ( c . 1400–25), Wisdom and Mankind

in Enacting the Bible in medieval and early modern drama
Reidar Due

During a twenty-five year period, spanning the Second World War and his move from England to America, Hitchcock showed a particular preference for plots involving an unjustified accusation against the films central character. The 39 Steps (1935), Young and Innocent (1937), Saboteur (1942), Strangers on a Train (1951), I Confess (1953), The Wrong Man (1956) and North by Northwest (1959) are all variations on the same pattern with different thematic emphases. This article discusses the narrative logic and moral content of this ‘innocence plot’, running through Hitchcock‘s films from the mid-thirties to the late fifties.

Film Studies
Editor’s Introduction
Juliano Fiori

even those inspired by anti-communism were cautious about structural integration into Western security strategies. At the beginning of the 1990s, NGOs shrugged off their scepticism for the morality of state power, working more closely with Western military forces. Private and government funding for humanitarian operations increased. With the help of news media, humanitarian agencies boosted their political capital, presenting themselves as providers of public moral conscience for the West. A new political economy of humanitarian aid developed

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles
Rony Brauman

the Red Cross (a position he held for thirty-six years), theorised about this distinction in the language of the time, writing that the organisation’s founding principles were the product of evangelical morality and civilisation. The humanitarian ideal was therefore ‘inaccessible to savage tribes that … follow their brute instincts without a second thought, while civilized nations … seek to humanize it’ ( Moynier, 1888 ). This goes to show that humanitarian principles

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