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Jonathan Dunnage

5 Personal profiles Mussolini’s policemen Personal profiles The previous chapters have enabled us to develop a picture of the impact of fascism on the regular forces of the Italian police. As well as highlighting some of the difficulties encountered in creating an institution which responded to the professional and political demands of the regime, they have attempted to understand what it was like ‘being’ a policeman in Mussolini’s Italy. This chapter takes a closer look the lives and careers of a selection of Public Security officials and employees of the

in Mussolini’s policemen
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Sara Haslam

3 Personal perspectives A Call: The Tale of Two Passions, was published in 1910, and declares its interest in the plurality of passion in its title. A splintered image of the protagonist emerges early on: Grimshaw’s father was English, his mother Greek; orphaned at 3, he was adopted by relations who also died; Greek Orthodox until public-school age, he assumed the mantle of the Church of England on entering Winchester; when older, close friendships with women confuse further an inability to decide which of them he desires – and whether he can legitimately

in Fragmenting modernism
Gregor Gall

6.  Person and personal life It is important to examine Crow’s person, personal life and personal interests for four reasons. First, the personal was political with him. He made it this way, so this was not entirely a product of media manufacture. That is to say, the way he lived his life often epitomised what he was about and what he stood for. Second, the media used aspects of his personal life to attack and undermine him – as Socialist Worker commented: ‘The media is gunning for Crow … they would vilify Crow even if he lived in a shed and had never taken a

in Bob Crow: Socialist, leader, fighter
Margret Fetzer

5 (Inter)Personal performances – Devotions therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. (Devotions 87) This chapter centres on Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, a work originating from an illness during which Donne considered himself on the verge of death, and one of the few writings he published. There are important points of contact between epistolary and devotional modes: as the post-Reformation period witnessed shifts in devotional practices and a new interest in the self, these changes had consequences for early modern

in John Donne’s Performances
Feminist critiques of countering violent extremism
Jessica Auchter

them easy prey, thus removing their agency from the radicalisation process. The radicalisation process is often referred to using language that invokes brainwashing, perhaps because it makes ‘us’ feel better to know that in ‘our’ communities, there is no rational or political reason to become a terrorist recruit, only social and psychological vulnerabilities. As a result, CVE programmes focus on the components of the personal lives of individuals and communities in ways that are normally outside the purview of traditional security politics. As an American FBI memo

in Encountering extremism
Matt Perry

4 Age, time and personal memory Though Marty’s Révolte was ostensibly an act of collective memory or even collective autobiography, he reduced the imagination of participants to a monological didacticism. A re-examination of the personal memories of mutineers allows Marty’s imposed uniformity to be unpicked. The mutiny, as Bakhtin might have put it, was dialogical: it entailed a multiplicity of subjectivities unevenly communing through collective action, everyday practices, song, symbolism and language.1 Overlapping with public commemorative practices, though

in Mutinous memories
Michael Temple

if we consider Vigo’s personal circumstances at this point in his life. His young wife, Lydu, was experiencing a difficult pregnancy, with a baby due in June 1931. The couple’s financial situation, despite the regular allowance from Hirsch Lozinski, and the modest income from the Amis du Cinéma film club, suddenly appeared quite alarming from the perspective of these new responsibilities. As a result, Jean was even obliged to sell the Debrie

in Jean Vigo
Janice Norwood

7 Offstage: family and personal life In New Readings in Theatre History (2003), Jacky Bratton utilises family histories to expose the workings of the nineteenth-century dramatic industry. She argues that recognising the genealogical heritage of kinship can bring into focus ‘the significance of women as the carriers of the line, managers of theatres, and, perhaps, possessors and transmitters of theatrical talent – as prime custodians of cultural capital’ (Bratton, 2003: 176). My book draws on Bratton’s insight and in Chapter 1 demonstrates the importance of family

in Victorian touring actresses
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Lynne Attwood

12 Personal tales T he previous chapters have drawn primarily on material from Soviet magazines, journals and newspapers. Some of these publications aimed to provide information on changing housing policies for those who were engaged, in various capacities, in the construction or distribution of housing. Most, however, were intended for the ‘masses’: those who lived, literally, with the consequences of those policies. While they usually played down the appalling conditions in which people were housed, I have argued that a close reading can still provide

in Gender and housing in Soviet Russia
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Failures of morality and the will
Amy Milne-Smith

is a deeply self-conscious emotion at its core. It is a personal concern, but it is often reified by the fear of the judgement of others. 9 Having any kind of ‘lunatic’ in the family was often difficult to accept, even by those within the medical profession. Reginald Langdon Down spent his life caring for mentally ill children, but never disclosed that his own son was born as a ‘Mongolian Idiot’. He cared for his son, but clearly wanted to keep his condition a secret. 10

in Out of his mind