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A Scottish king for an English throne
Susan Doran

Chapter 11 . Polemic and prejudice: a Scottish king for an English throne Susan Doran T he execution of Mary Stuart in February 1587 left her son King James VI of Scotland as the claimant with the best title to the English succession. His great advantages comprised his lineage, legitimacy, gender and religion. None of his potential competitors could tick all these boxes. Yet despite his obvious advantages over potential competitors, James was all too aware that a peaceful succession might still elude him. English history taught that the monarch’s bloodline was

in Doubtful and dangerous
Arthur & George
Peter Childs

narrative to weave a plot from scraps of unsubstantiated information, in which the key factors are conviction (a title Barnes preferred) and prejudice. These pairings hint at Barnes’s toying with duality, especially the co-presence of rational and faith-based explanations of events in the novel. It is very much a work of fiction though Barnes spent two years researching the story behind his plot, which draws on many sources, staying truer to the documented Conan Doyle record than the known story of George Edalji’s life. An in-depth study of the

in Julian Barnes
Rethinking race at the turn of thecentury
Nathan G. Alexander

The curse of race prejudice 6 The curse of race prejudice: rethinking race at the turn of the century In the previous chapters, we have seen the diverse positions that atheists and freethinkers might take on questions of race and civilization, ranging from scientific racism that argued for the inferiority of non-white people, to skepticism about imperialism and racist policies at home. This chapter, however, offers the starkest cases of atheists and freethinkers explicitly speaking out against racism. As I noted in the Introduction, some historians have

in Race in a Godless World
Neil Jarman

10 Prejudice and (in)tolerance in Ulster Neil Jarman Northern Ireland is a contradictory society in which prejudice and tolerance exist as uneasy neighbours, where some highlight the warmth of the welcomes they have received, but where expressions of intolerance increasingly dominate public and media perceptions of the norms of inter-communal interaction. This chapter will begin to explore and unpack the intersections and dynamics of tolerance and prejudice in a contemporary Northern Ireland that is at once distinctive, in so far as it is a region coming out of

in Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, North and South
Douglas A. Lorimer

. Abolitionist origins The term ‘colour prejudice’ had the longest historical ancestry originating in the last half of the eighteenth century with the challenge to the introduction of racial slavery into England and with the campaign against the slave trade. In its origins the language of prejudice was diffident and uncertain in its use. In his life-long labours in

in Science, race relations and resistance
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Understanding Britain’s extreme right
Author: Paul Jackson

"Pride in Prejudice offers a concise introduction to the varied extreme right groups active in Britain. It looks to the past, in order to explore the roots of this complex movement, while focusing on the numerous groups and activists that make up Britain’s contemporary extreme right. This timely analysis examines the extreme right movement in terms of ideology and appeal, organisational styles, online and offline activism, approaches to leadership, types of supporters and gendered dynamics. Jackson also evaluates successes and failures in policy responses to the extreme right, and identifies the on-going risks posed by lone-actor terrorism.

Showcasing the latest research, Pride in Prejudice argues that Britain has never been immune from the extreme right, and demonstrates the movement has a long history in the country. It is made up of a wide variety of organisations, helping give this marginalised culture a diverse appeal and many are attracted for emotive as well as more rational reasons. While risks posed by the extreme right are manageable, Jackson concludes that this is only possible if we make ourselves aware of the ways the movement operates, and that by doing so we can also make multicultural liberal democracy more robust.

The narrative within the Irish imaginary
Mícheál Ó hAodha

08 Insubordinate Irish 103-151 8 25/7/11 12:42 Page 103 Anti-Traveller prejudice: The narrative within the Irish imaginary The folktales explored here are no longer as widely known or as widely disseminated as they once were. However their raison d’être – i.e. the ‘accursed’ or ‘disordered’ status of Travellers as a consequence of their perceived ‘punishment’ – continues to resonate strongly both in Irish popular belief and in the general public discourse concerning Travellers in Ireland. I argue that reductionist stereotypes as applied to Travellers in the

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’
The popular novel in France
Diana Holmes

3 The mimetic prejudice: the popular novel in France Diana Holmes A s earlier chapters have pointed out, ‘popular’ is a capacious and slippery word. On the one hand, popular novels are simply the novels read and appreciated by a very large number of readers, as opposed to those that are canonised by critics and by literary histories but actually read by a relatively small élite. On the other hand, the ‘popular’ novel conjures up – if somewhat vaguely – a particular kind of fiction, raising the question of the aesthetic and philosophical specificity of the

in Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture
Preventing pregnancy
Leanne McCormick

6 ‘Confused with prejudice and muddled thinking’: preventing pregnancy As the previous chapters have demonstrated there was a great deal of united opinion across the religious and political divisions in Northern Ireland concerning female sexuality and behaviour. This unity can also be seen over issues of birth control. It is further evident that throughout the twentieth century at a local level and at Stormont the authorities were concerned not to provoke opposition from the Churches and in particular the Catholic Church. As with VD publicity and propaganda

in Regulating sexuality
Gothic Studies and Gothic Subcultures
Sara Martin

This article defends the view that Gothic Studies should encourage research on contemporary gothic youth cultures from a Cultural Studies point of view. This is justified on two grounds: research on these youth cultures is a unique chance to consider gothic as a living cultural practice and not just as textual analysis mostly disengaged from the present; on the other hand, these subcultures are currently under attack by the media and moral minorities, especially in the USA, and Gothic Studies could - maybe should - help correct this regrettable situation born of prejudice against, and ignorance about, Gothic itself. The article reviews the embarrassing position of the Gothic Studies researcher today as regards gothic youth cultures and calls for the reinforcement of the poor knowledge we have of the evolution of these cultures in the last 20 years.

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