to legitimise itself through self-characterisation as rule of law and social reform. 2 Significant legislation pertaining to social reform which sought to penetrate deeply into the everyday life and culture of Indians (in particular of Bengal) marked the passage of British rule in India. This legislation involved such intimate and private aspects of life as marriage, motherhood

in Gender and imperialism

prolific author of numerous works of fiction. While research on her has generally tended to focus only on her ‘Mutiny’ novel, On the Face of the Waters (1896) – although this is slowly changing – she also wrote a number of rather neglected short stories in which she addressed social reform issues with which she was intensely involved. 3 It is some of these short stories

in Gendered transactions
Editor’s Introduction

worst of its rippling social consequences rebelled against systemic injustices. Left-leaning protest movements of indignados took to the streets. They rejected economic austerity and promoted progressive social reform. But they soon became marginal to the spreading politics of anger. In the main, the global backlash is now directed against progressive neoliberalism – the dominant ideological variant of late liberalism – with its ‘flexibilisation’ of everything in the economic sphere and its disintegration of tradition in the social sphere

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

The Protestant Orphan Society became a social bridge that linked together throughout the Church of Ireland the humble poor and the wealthy and the great. This book examines the work of the Protestant Orphan Society in Dublin (DPOS) against the background of over a century of political, religious and social upheaval from Catholic emancipation, the Great Famine, social reforms to Independence. It first identifies the founders and supporters of the DPOS and their motivation for doing so. It asks why the Church of Ireland invested in the children of the church at this time. The book then analyses the Society's development, the grounds for support of private versus public poor relief for Protestant widows and children and stresses the crucial role that women played in the Societies' work. It examines the child welfare system implemented by the DPOS, and the extent to which its policies were forward thinking and child and family centred. The opposing views of the extensive social service carried out by PO Societies and the meaning of the charity for the Church of Ireland laity, particularly women, are explored. The book further examines applicant profiles, widows' reduced circumstances and health, attitudes to children's health, and bereavement and the attendant emotional effects. Using individual case histories the chapter examines applicant case histories which include Sean O'Casey's sister.

promoted the interests of the lower castes whom he called Harijans. Some social reformers found him a touch patronizing but Gandhi sincerely tried to root out this evil. It is worth noting that the fundamental right dealing with the Right to Equality also abolishes untouchability (Article 17) and its practise in any form is made an offence punishable under the law. Pylee (1994: 81) asserts that ‘no article in the Constitution was adopted with such unanimity and so great an acclamation and enthusiasm as this article. It was the only one which had the special distinction

in India in a globalized world
The quest for a great Labour Party

effective opposition, an inherent ambiguity of purpose and a persistent inability to adjust to new circumstances. For him, Labourism was a barrier preventing the Labour Party developing as a socialist party. Those progressive intellectuals who wanted a socialist transformation of Britain were repeatedly frustrated and disappointed by the timidity and conservatism of the Labour Party. Those, like David Marquand, who wanted a social democratic transformation of Britain, constitutional and social reform and a new social democratic citizenry, were also often despairing of the

in Making social democrats

matter how minimal, would be better than vague rhetoric about an ‘amorphous thing’ called a Gender and Development (GAD) budget devoid of clear and attainable targets. The NCRFW and global feminism The GO–NGO partnership proved a winning combination in three major undertakings during Ramos’ term: the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and the Social Reform Agenda. The NCRFW was at the forefront of three years of preparations of Philippine GO and NGO women for the global women’s conference and

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Colonial encounters in Indian women’s English writings in late nineteenth-century western India

important perspective on social and cultural issues, appeared in the 1890s and were written not in any regional language as most contemporary writings were, but in English. Written against the backdrop of female social reform, both these texts addressed many of the issues which, as we saw in the first chapter, had been raised by missionary novels authored by European evangelicals

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preserve the health, morals, respectability and religion of Protestant orphans, the rising Protestant generation. This study examines the pioneering work and social service legacy of the DPOS, one of the most significant Protestant charities in nineteenthcentury Ireland, against the background of over a century of political, religious and social upheaval from Catholic emancipation, the Great Famine, social reforms to Independence. While the Society’s work pertains to the broader discourse on religious rivalry which merits attention, this study is intended primarily as an

in The Protestant Orphan Society and its social significance in Ireland, 1828–1940

Victorian text on music and social reform’ even though Haweis himself stated in a discussion of sacred music within the book that ‘the social effects of music’, although interesting, ‘lie a little outside the purpose of our present article’. 6 Significantly, while traversing a range of subjects from musical psychology to the relationship of sound and colour, the work has at its

in Sounds of liberty