Gay Men and the Left in Post war Britain How the Personal Got Political

Author: Lucy Robinson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847792332
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: History

Available in paperback for the first time, his book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to fundamentally rethink the nature of post-war politics. While the Left were fighting among themselves and the reformists were struggling with the limits of law reform, gay men started organising for themselves, first individually within existing organisations and later rejecting formal political structures altogether. Culture, performance and identity took over from economics and class struggle, as gay men worked to change the world through the politics of sexuality. Throughout the post-war years, the new cult of the teenager in the 1950s, CND and the counter-culture of the 1960s, gay liberation, feminism, the Punk movement and the miners' strike of 1984 all helped to build a politics of identity. There is an assumption among many of today's politicians that young people are apathetic and disengaged. This book argues that these politicians are looking in the wrong place. People now feel that they can impact the world through the way in which they live, shop, have sex and organise their private lives. Robinson shows that gay men and their politics have been central to this change in the post-war world.

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction

Author: Jayashree Kamblé
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137395054
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

Despite pioneering studies, the term 'romance novel' itself has not been subjected to scrutiny. This book examines mass-market romance fiction in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. through four categories: capitalism, war, heterosexuality, and white Protestantism and casts a fresh light on the genre.

2007

Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110251180
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: History

Die International Bibliographiy of Historical Sciences verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.

The Politics of Identity and Civil Society in Britain and Germany

Author: Leighton S. James
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131769973
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Genre: History

This study compares the making and remaking of the political identities of the miners' movements in Britain and Germany. Examining this intersection through discourse analysis and the concept of the "lifeworld," this book brings together the miners' social world and the realm of organized politics to advance historical understanding of two of the most powerful European labor movements. Taking the south Wales and Ruhr coalfields as case studies, it focuses on the public discourse of the trade unions and political parties as disseminated in local newspapers, trade union publications, pamphlets, and election leaflets. It reveals how the miners' movements utilized ideas such as class, religion, the "people" or "Volk", socialization, and nationalization to construct organizational identities during the turbulent period between 1890 and 1926.

Sexual Politics

Author: Stephen Brooke
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199562541
Release Date: 2011-11-24
Genre: History

Explores the complex relationship between sexuality and socialist politics in Britain, arguing that sexuality has been a key, though often neglected aspect of party politics in the last century and a half. It also explores the relationship between the personal and the political in a wide-ranging study of British society.

The Sixties

Author: Arthur Marwick
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781448205424
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Genre: History

If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes and convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of that tumultuous decade. Now one of the world's foremost historians provides the definitive look at this momentous time. Framing the sixties as a period stretching from 1958 to 1974, Arthur Marwick argues that this long decade ushered in nothing less than a cultural revolution--one that raged most clearly in the United States, Britain, France, and Italy. Writing with wit and verve, he brilliantly recaptures the events and movements that shaped our lives: the rise of a youth subculture across the West; the impact of post Beat novels and New Wave cinema; the sit ins and marches of the civil rights movement; Britain's surprising rise to leadership in fashion and music; the emerging storm over Vietnam; the Paris student rising of 1968; the new concern for poverty; the growing force of feminism and the gay rights movement; and much more. As Marwick unfolds his vivid narrative, he illuminates this remarkable era--both its origins and its impact. He concludes that it was a time that saw great leaps forward in the arts, in civil rights, and in many other areas of society and politics. But the decade also left deep divisions still felt today. Written with tremendous force of insight and narrative power, The Sixties promises to be the single most important account of the single most important decade of our times.

Ripped Torn and Cut

Author: Keith Gildart
Publisher:
ISBN: 1526120593
Release Date: 2018-07-10
Genre:

Ripped, torn and cut offers a collection of original essays exploring the motivations behind - and the politics within - the multitude of fanzines that emerged in the wake of British punk from 1976. Sniffin' Glue (1976-77), Mark Perry's iconic punk fanzine, was but the first of many, paving the way for hundreds of home-made magazines to be cut and pasted in bedrooms across the UK. From these, glimpses into provincial cultures, teenage style wars and formative political ideas may be gleaned. An alternative history, away from the often-condescending glare of London's media and music industry, can be formulated, drawn from such titles as Ripped & Torn, Brass Lip, City Fun, Vague, Kill Your Pet Puppy, Toxic Grafity, Hungry Beat and Hard as Nails. The first book of its kind, this collection reveals the contested nature of punk's cultural politics by turning the pages of a vibrant underground press.

Queer Theory

Author: Annamarie Jagose
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814742341
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

From Revolution to Rights in South Africa

Author: Steven L. Robins
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781847012029
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

The author argues for the continued importance of NGOs, social movements and other 'civil society' actors in creating new forms of citizenship and democracy in South Africa.

Populism and the Mirror of Democracy

Author: Francisco Panizza
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859845231
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

Populism raises awkward questions about modern forms of democracy. It often represents the ugly face of the people. It is neither the highest form of democracy nor its enemy. It is, rather, a mirror in which democracy may contemplate itself, warts and all, in a discovery of itself and what it lacks.This definitive collection, edited by one of the worlds pre-eminent authorities on populism, Francisco Panizza, combines theoretical essays with a number of specially commissioned case studies on populist politics in the US, Britain, Canada, Western Europe, Palestine, Latin America and South Africa. A broadly shared understanding of the nature of populism gives the book a coherence rarely found in collective works and enhances the richness of the case studies.

Free Comrades

Author: Terence S. Kissack
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 1904859119
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

Fully indexed work on anarchism as it intersected with sexual politics at a time when homosexuality was considered to be 'gross indecency' and when Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for two years in a spectacular show trial. Emma Goldman, among other anarchists, was a staunch defender of the right to sexual freedom, speaking and writing on what they saw as an oppressive misuse of state power. Includes writings from the earliest days of sexual politics through to the transforming events of Stonewall.

Good As You

Author: Paul Flynn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473529175
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Social Science

‘One of the most important books about gay culture in recent times’ The Quietus In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an already ostracised community. Yet, out of this terror would come tenderness and 30 years later, the long road to gay equality would climax with the passing of same sex marriage. Paul Flynn charts this astonishing pop cultural and societal U-turn via the cultural milestones that effected change—from Manchester’s self-selection as Britain’s gay capital to the real-time romance of Elton John and David Furnish’s eventual marriage. Including candid interviews from major protagonists, such as Kylie, Russell T Davies, Will Young, Holly Johnson and Lord Chris Smith, as well as the relative unknowns crucial to the gay community, we see how an unlikely group of bedfellows fought for equality both front of stage and in the wings. This is the story of Britain’s brothers, cousins and sons. Sometimes it is the story of their fathers and husbands. It is one of public outrage and personal loss, the (not always legal) highs and the desperate lows, and the final collective victory as gay men were final recognised, as Good As You.

Rebel Cities From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Author: David Harvey
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844678822
Release Date: 2012-04-04
Genre: Political Science

Explores cities as the origin of revolutionary politics, where social and political issues are always at the surface, using examples from such cities as New York City and Mumbai to examine how they can be better ecologically reorganized.