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Catherine Richardson

H EYWOOD’S A Woman Killed With Kindness is a very different kind of domestic tragedy from Arden or Two Lamentable Tragedies . It is not based on a historical narrative and its only gestures towards geographical particularity are a few mentions of York and Yorkshire. 1 There is no murder, and hence none of the accompanying tense frustrations of murder’s prelude or aftermath and little of the temporal tightness with which long hours of anticipation are stretched in the other plays. 2 Neither are the social

in Domestic life and domestic tragedy in early modern England
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Discourses of normality and denormalisation in German punk lyrics
Melani Schröter

13 Normality kills: discourses of normality and denormalisation in German punk lyrics Melani Schröter Punk and normality seem mutually exclusive; whoever is normal cannot be a punk, and whoever is a punk cannot be normal. Debates regarding the demarcation between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ punk(s) can be boiled down to a question of true deviation (essentially not normal) versus mere imitation (disguised as not normal). Because punk defies normality, being a punk is not easy. Firstly, denormalisation involves risk, e.g. psychological disintegration, marginalisation

in Fight back
Medea and the poetics of fratricide in early modern English literature
Katherine Heavey

sorceress and infanticide Medea, and he meets his death at her hands, killed and torn to pieces so that Medea, along with her lover Jason and the rest of the Argonauts, might escape her pursuing father Aeëtes after their conquest of the Golden Fleece. Although he plays a relatively minor part in Medea’s story, Apsyrtus is also foregrounded in one of Shakespeare’s only direct references to Medea’s myth, in

in Interweaving myths in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 2, 1979) as a modern classic serial
Joseph Oldham

3 ‘Who killed Great Britain?’: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 2, 1979) as a modern classic serial From 1955 to 1982 British television broadcasting was organised as a duopoly consisting of the BBC and the ITV companies. Across this period a key point of differentiation between these two broadcasters was broadly accepted; whilst both would compete over popular programming in order to reach a broad audience, the BBC was required to qualify such competitive impulses with a higher degree of cultural aspiration as part of its public service remit. Indeed, with its

in Paranoid visions
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Karl Polanyi’s quest for an alternative to the liberal vision of freedom
Michael Brie

9 This freedom kills: Karl Polanyi’s quest for an alternative to the liberal vision of freedom  Michael Brie The idea of being responsible for our personal share in the life of ‘others,’ that is, in social realities, and incorporating it into the realm of freedom cannot be realized in the bourgeois world. But it is just as impossible to renounce and thus to arbitrarily limit our responsibility and thus our freedom. The bourgeois world’s idea of freedom and responsibility points beyond the boundaries of this world. Karl Polanyi (Polanyi, [1927] 2018: 304

in Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism
Jacqueline Stevens

5302P Democracy MUP-PT/lb.qxd 1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 12 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 42111 23/10/09 16:08 Page 67 3 Narratives of groups that kill other groups Jacqueline Stevens When I send the flower of German youth into the steel hail of the coming war without feeling the slightest regret over the precious German blood that is being spilled, should I not also have the right to eliminate millions of an inferior race that multiplies like vermin? Adolf Hitler (in Rauschning, 1940: 129, quoted by Fest, 1973

in Democracy in crisis
Restrictions, riots and relocation
Wendy Ugolini

Chapter Four ‘They’re going to kill us!’: restrictions, riots and relocation This chapter addresses the traumatic events of June 1940; the police arrests, the anti-Italian riots and enforced relocation, which served to dramatically reinforce the outsider status of Italian families in Scodand. Using Edinburgh as a case study and drawing on personal testimonies, autobiographies and contemporary police reports, this chapter challenges the current literature which downplays the xenophobic aspects of the riots and dismisses them as an outburst of hooliganism. Instead

in Experiencing war as the ‘enemy other’
The 1970s Cycle of Youth Westerns
Zoë Wallin and Nicholas Godfrey

In the late 1960s, Hollywood had the youth demographic in its sights. In 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid proved that Westerns could appeal to this market, and sparked a cycle of youth Westerns. The cycle framework provides a new lens to refocus this group of Westerns. When the films are situated alongside the other production trends and cycles of the period, as they were in the contemporary trade discourses, they emerge as part of a short-lived strategy for financing Western films that targeted the youth market. An industrial and discursive analysis of the marketing and reception of the youth Western cycle contributes to a more nuanced understanding of the New Hollywood period.

Film Studies
The impact of the campaign for professional status on nurses’ health, 1890–1914
Debbie Palmer

1 ‘To help a million sick, you must kill a few nurses’:1 the impact of the campaign for professional status on nurses’ health, 1890–19142 ‘To help a million sick’ In 1890, probationer nurse Ellen Yatman told the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Metropolitan Hospitals that nursing caused her ill-­health.3 During her eighteen months of training at The London Hospital, Yatman complained that she, like ‘most of the nurses’, constantly suffered from ‘overwork’ and ‘overtiredness’. The causes of her fatigue, she believed, included an eighty

in Who cared for the carers?
Walter Bruyère-Ostells

Mercenaries are fighters who operate under special conditions. Their presence, as shadow combatants, often tends to exacerbate the violence of their enemies. That’s why the analysis focuses on the singularity of the relationship to death and ‘procedures’ concerning the corpses of their fallen comrades. As a fighter identified and engaged in landlocked areas, the mercenary’s corpse is treated according to material constraints pertaining in the 1960s. After violence on their body, and evolution towards the secret war, mercenaries favour the repatriation of the body or its disappearance. These new, painful conditions for comrades and families give birth to a collective memory fostered by commemorations.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal