Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales 1832-1886

Author: Matthew Cragoe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191513367

Category: History

Page: 312

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Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales 1832-86 offers the first comprehensive account of politics in the principality between the first and third reform acts. Based on a wealth of previously unused sources in both English and Welsh, and grounded firmly in recent scholarship on electioneering elsewhere in Britain, Cragoe challenges the existing narrative of political history in the principality. There was more to politics in Victorian Wales, he suggests, than the current focus on nonconformity and radical liberalism after 1860 allows. The book's focus on elections and election culture creates a natural context within which a wider spectrum of political opinion can be sampled. Cragoe examines the differing ideologies of the major political parties - Tory, Liberal and Radical - and then explores how these ideas were carried into the electoral arena through party organisation, campaigning, and propaganda. Later chapters examine some of the ways in which individuals were prevented from recording their true political opinions and the relationship between the unenfranchised and the political process. Throughout, politics is presented as a highly participatory process, one in which ideals and principles played a key role for both candidates and voters alike. It was into this world that the typically 'Welsh' style of radical politics, imbued with the values of militant dissent and armed with new conception of national identity, was born in the 1860s. Weaving that singular political phenomenon back into its contemporary setting and recognising the extent to which its ideas have monopolised modern accounts of Welsh political history, is the purpose of this stimulating and, at times, controversial book.

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Chris Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143096

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 6857

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essaysby expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political,social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the lateGeorgian and Victorian eras. Truly British, rather than English, in scope. Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as ofmen. Illustrated with maps and charts. Includes guides to further reading.

Re-viewing Television History

Critical Issues in Television History

Author: Helen Wheatley

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857716395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 2914

This is an essential text for students and teachers written by the major figures in Television History

Writing a Small Nation's Past

Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850–1950

Author: Mr Neil Evans,Professor Huw Pryce

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472406605

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 9893

This is the first volume to examine how the history of Wales was written in a period that saw the emergence of professional historiography, largely focused on the nation, across Europe and in the United States. It thus sets Wales in the context of recent work on national history writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and, more particularly, offers a Welsh perspective on the ways in which history was written in small, mainly stateless, nations. The comparative dimension is fundamental to the volume's aim, highlighting what was distinctive about Welsh historical writing and showing how the Welsh experience mirrors and illuminates broader historiographical developments. The book begins with an introduction that uses the concept of historical culture as a way of exploring the different strands of historiography covered in the collection, providing orientation to the chapters that follow. These are divided into four sections: 'Contexts and Backgrounds', 'Amateurs and Popularizers', 'Creating Academic Disciplines', and 'Comparative Perspectives'. All these themes are then drawn together in the conclusion to examine how far Welsh historians exemplify widespread trends in the writing of national history, and thereby point-up common themes that emerge from the volume and clarify its broader significance for students of historiography.

A Social History of the Cinema in Wales, 1918-1951

Pulpits, Coal Pits and Fleapits

Author: Peter Miskell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780708318782

Category: History

Page: 232

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Be it the local fleapit or the more opulent town center "super-cinemas," movie venues are often remembered as vividly as the films themselves. This commentary examines the social implications of cinemas in the 1930s and 1940s in Wales, investigating such aspects as what motivated the populace to wait in lengthy queues, the types of films they viewed, the overall movie-going experience, and how the Welsh responded to this primarily American form of entertainment.

The Welsh Language and Its Social Domains, 1801-1911

Author: Geraint H. Jenkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 629

View: 1306

This volume contains 22 chapters dealing with the status of the Welsh language in a wide range of social domains, including agriculture and industry, education, religion, politics, law and culture.

Secret Sins

Sex, Violence and Society in Carmarthenshire, 1870-1920

Author: Russell Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780708313671

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 9392

Highlighting the personal experiences of the individual, this book pro bes the private lives of people in order to fully appreciate the complex nature of society. It is a detailed analysis of sexuality and tension that seeks to overturn the cosy images of Wales and the Welsh.

The Moving Market

Continuity and Change in the Book Trade

Author: Peter C. G. Isaac,Barry McKay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584560524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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Scholars of the book trade continue the campaign to convince historians and other scholars that business was in fact flourishing in Britain outside of the London-Oxford-Cambridge triangle that seems to blind them from anything beyond. The 15 studies, from a seminar on the British book trade at Newca

Journalism in Britain

A Historical Introduction

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 6139

"What might have been a forbidding chronological slog is thoroughly enlivened by Conboy's thematic approach, shot through with passion and rigour in equal measure. This is a book written with a commitment to the importance of history for the present; it will undeniably cultivate the same commitment in its readers." - Chris Atton, Edinburgh Napier University "An authoritative and accessible introduction to the history of journalism. Excellent resource for undergraduates." - Philip Dixon, Southampton Solent University A firm grasp of journalism's development and contribution to social and political debates is a cornerstone of any media studies education. This book teaches students that essential historical literacy, providing a full overview of how changes in the ownership, emphasis and technologies of journalism in Britain have been motivated by social, economic and cultural shifts among readerships and markets. Covering journalism's enduring questions - political coverage, the influence of advertising, the sensationalization of news coverage, the popular market and the economic motives of the owners of newspapers - this book is a comprehensive, articulate and rich account of how the mediascape of modern Britain has been shaped.