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Sarah Daynes

11 Rhetoric of oppression and social critique Can’t get no food to eat, can’t get no money to spend. Burning Spear, “Marcus Garvey,” 1975 Open your eyes and look with it Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? Bob Marley & the Wailers, “Exodus,” 1977 No need to shift through time and space into reality Cause it’s right up in your face it is so plain to see. Jahmali, “Time and space,” 1998 The message contained in reggae music is above all a message of denunciation: the point is to show what is really happening, based on the fundamental distinction made

in Time and memory in reggae music
Dreams and the dreamlike in Pose (2019)
Lydia Ayame Hiraide

colour, Pose is the first mainstream US TV series of its kind. Behind the camera, the show boasts the largest cast and writing team of trans artists in series regular roles. The TV series displays a bold creative approach which showcases the creativity of its cast and the communities it depicts, without detracting from the reality of daily intersectional oppression. One way the show achieves this is through the use of dream

in Dreams and atrocity
Policing communities in fascist Italy
Jonathan Dunnage

3 Oppression and consensus-building: policing communities in fascist Italy Mussolini’s policemen Policing communities in fascist Italy Though endowing the police with greater powers and bringing opportunities for reform, the fascist dictatorship increased the burden and breadth of police tasks. This saw, above all, an intensification in political policing, determined by a wider definition than previously of what constituted ‘anti-national’ activity. Partly based on a detailed case study of the province and city of Siena, this chapter examines the function and

in Mussolini’s policemen
Jens Lerche
Alpa Shah

In the 2019 general election in India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) succeeded in gaining more of the Dalit, Adivasi and Other Backward Classes (OBC) vote (Jaffrelot, 2019 ). While the politics of wooing voters for elections is often different to the everyday politics faced by communities, electoral politics cannot be abstracted from people's lived realities. This chapter highlights the everyday politics of social oppression and exploitation faced by Dalits and Adivasis in India. India is a society of graded

in Passionate politics
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Tommy Dickinson

1 Oppression and suppression of the sexual deviant, 1939–1967 I would sometimes question the treatments we were giving. [. . .] Then I would get home and turn on the television [. . .] and all over it was either ‘homosexuals should be accepted’, or ‘homosexuality is illegal, it is wrong, these people are irredeemable.’ And thank goodness; ‘psychiatry is trying to do something about it.’ [. . .] I just didn’t know who was right and what was wrong, it left me very perplexed.1 Introduction Nurses caring for patients receiving treatments for sexual deviations

in ‘Curing queers’
Kristina Aikens

Through an analysis of Dracula, this article will explore some of the hyperbolic rhetoric surrounding drug use and womens place in medical discourse that has, like the Count himself, risen again and again in our culture. It argues that Dracula attempts – through popular metaphors of addiction, shifting terminologies about drug use, and British anxieties about immigration – to make a clear but highly unstable distinction between licit and illicit drug use. In the process, Stoker‘s novel illuminates a complex relationship between middle-class women and the opiates that paradoxically serve as a site of patriarchal oppression and resistance to it.

Gothic Studies
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Postfeminist Gothic
Benjamin Brabon
Stéphanie Genz

In this introduction, we consider the intersection of two much debated and controversial concepts: postfeminism and Gothic, and we designate a new analytical category of ‘Postfeminist Gothic’. We suggest that postfeminism and Gothic are linked by their eschewal of a binary logic and their ‘anxiety about meaning’. As we contend, ‘Postfeminist Gothic’ moves beyond the Female Gothic with its historical associations with second wave feminism and female/feminine victimisation and it circumscribes a new space for critical exchange that re-examines notions of gender, agency and oppression.

Gothic Studies
Theorizing the Nineteenth-Century Gothic Pharmography
Carol Margaret Davison

Liberty, a term dear to the Enlightenments emancipatory project, has long been a key concept in the Gothic. No branch of the Gothic more powerfully or creatively examines the complexities of the liberty question than the Gothic pharmography – a narrative chronicling drug/alcohol seduction and addiction. Drawing on three novelistic sub-genres – the Oriental tale, the imperial Gothic, and the Urban Gothic – the Gothic pharmography coalesces several distinct nineteenth-century debates – the nature of the will and liberal individualism; social oppression and conformity; urban and national degeneration; and British imperialist expansion, which involved the perceived anxiety-inducing sense of Britains growing economic dependence on the non-Western world. This essay offers an overview of the Gothic pharmography from the late eighteenth century through to the fin de siècle in Marie Corelli‘s Wormwood.

Gothic Studies
Dominic Janes

In the early gothic literature of the eighteenth century danger lurked in the darkness beneath the pointed arches of gothic buildings. During the nineteenth century, there was a progressive, although never complete, dislocation of gothic literary readings from gothic architecture. This article explores a phase in that development through discussion of a series of dark illustrations produced by Hablot Knight Browne to illustrate novels by Charles Dickens. These show the way in which the rounded arches of neo-classical architecture were depicted in the mid-nineteenth century as locales of oppression and obscurity. Such depictions acted, in an age of political and moral reform, to critique the values of the system of power and authority that such architecture represented.

Gothic Studies