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Oonagh McDonald

Chapter 8 Gold and silver fixing A little history How and why did London become the centre of the gold and silver markets? The story begins with Moses Mocatta, then in a partnership with the East India Company, who began shipping gold to London in the late seventeenth century. He founded the first bullion brokerage in 1671, which became Mocatta & Goldsmid in 1783, when Asher Goldsmid joined the company. In 1697 the firm established a bullion vault for the first of the gold rushes in Brazil. Abraham Mocatta took over the business from his father in 1693 and

in Holding bankers to account
Auteurship and exploitation in the history of punk cinema
Bill Osgerby

11 Silver screen sedition: auteurship and exploitation in the history of punk cinema Bill Osgerby ‘Will your school be next?’: mischief and mayhem at Vince Lombardi High Teen rebellion is a force to be reckoned with at Vince Lombardi High School. The setting for the punk-musical-comedy Rock ’n’ Roll High School (1979), Lombardi High has seen a succession of principals driven to despair by the recalcitrant students. Led by Riff Randell (P. J. Soles) – a nonstop party girl and fervid fan of punk stalwarts, the Ramones – the school kids are a font of adolescent

in Fight back
Ashley Lavelle

chapter 8 For thirty pieces of silver? Perhaps one explanation for evidence – cited in earlier chapters – of radicals with similar politics setting off in completely different directions is corruption: that radicals are seduced by the temptations of money and power, which tend to grow during ebbs in movements and when pressures to conform increase. Wald comments that the most notorious of political apostates are those who deliberately attempt to fashion a career from their conversions (Wald, 1987: 290). It may be that the apostate is simply a venal character

in The politics of betrayal
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Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms
Author: Oonagh McDonald

This book provides a compelling account of the rigging of benchmarks during and after the financial crisis of 2007–8. Written in clear language accessible to the non-specialist, it provides the historical context necessary for understanding the benchmarks – LIBOR, in the foreign exchange market and the Gold and Silver Fixes – and shows how and why they have to be reformed in the face of rapid technological changes in markets. Though banks have been fined and a few traders have been jailed, justice will not be done until senior bankers are made responsible for their actions. Provocative and rigorously argued, this book makes concrete recommendations for improving the security of the financial services industry and holding bankers to account.

Eleanor Dobson

This essay proposes that a number of the concerns expressed in Dracula can be read through Bram Stoker’s employment of the imagery of precious metals and jewels. Focusing on the materiality of place – the treasure-laced landscape of Transylvania and the cliffs of Whitby famous for their reserves of jet – and the association between these materials and vampirism, I argue that analysing the symbolism of precious materials leads to a fuller understanding of many of the novel’s key anxieties. Not only does this analysis demonstrate Stoker’s elaborate use of jewel imagery in developing the notion of the female vampire as a hard, penetrative woman, it identifies the imperial implications of the trade in precious materials. In doing so, it claims that Stoker employs a ‘language of jewels’ in Dracula, through which he critiques the imperialistic plundering of Eastern lands, and demonstrates how these monsters – intimately entwined with these materials – attempt a rejection of Western appropriation.

Gothic Studies
An anthropology and history of the military interior
Charles Kirke and Nicole M. Hartwell

. We then turned right and down a few steps into a different place entirely. This was the officers’ accommodation, a long corridor of single rooms with bathrooms at intervals – utilitarian compared with the opulence of where we had come from. Gareth quickly found my room and I unlocked it to see a plain set of furniture – a bed, a cupboard, a bookcase, a table and chair, and a small separate area containing a basin and a glass shelf. The window had curtains of a sort, providing modesty but no real barrier to light or heat. ‘Come and see the regimental silver,’ said

in Dividing the spoils
Steven Peacock

. For Kieślowski, white suggests the potentiality for a new beginning, its blankness a tabula rasa ready for inscription through experience. As Kandinsky notes, white is ‘pregnant with possibilities’. 18 In Three Colours: White , Kieślowski strips back the cinematic palette to a bleached state, combining white with greys and silvers in a washed-out world. Other colours appear – yellows, reds, greens, browns, and blues

in Colour
Anthony Alan Shelton

appellations of treasure or gold, exemplified in Sweat of the Sun: Gold of Peru (1990);16 Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru (2000);17 Gold of the Incas: Treasures of an Empire (2013);18 and Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed (2014).19 Not until recently, after the media had familiarised the public with a series of spectacular pre-Inca archaeological discoveries, have mainstream institutions like the Lima Museum of Art in its exhibition Moche and Its Neighbors: Reconstructing Identities (2016) introduced unfamiliar names of civilisations into their marketing

in Curatopia