At Home and Abroad in the Empire: British Women Write the 1930s
edited by Robin Hackett, Freda Hauser, and Gay Washman
University of Delaware Press, 2009
excerpt from book cover: At Home and Abroad in the Empire builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness. They reject analyses of texts as chronicles of personal psychological development in favor of analyses that assume texts are shaped by their authors' public intellectual involvement. In addition, they offer detailed, specific, explorations of ways in which British women in the 1930s 'narrativize' empire and war. Thus they will resonate with significance for readers in the early twenty-first century for whom empire and war, as well as terror and security, are part of the discourse of everyday life.
Sapphic Primitivism: Productions of Race, Class, and Sexuality in Key Works of Modern Fiction
by Robin Hackett
Rutgers University Press, 2004
excerpt from book cover: Robin Hackett examines portrayals of race, class, and sexuality in modernist texts by white women to argue for the existence of a literary device that she calls "Sapphic primitivism." The works covered vary widely in their form and content, and include Olive Schreiner’s proto-modernist exploration of New Womanhood, The Story of an African Farm; Virginia Woolf’s high modernist "play-poem," The Waves; Sylvia Townsend Warner’s historical novel, Summer Will Show; and Willa Cather’s Southern pastoral, Sapphira and the Slave Girl. In each, blackness and working-class culture are seen as representing sexual autonomy, including lesbianism, for white women.
Afganistán: Como un Espacio Vacío el Perfecto Estado Neocolonial del Siglo XXI
by Marc W. Herold
Reforming Urban Labor: Routes to the City, Roots in the Country
By Janet L. Polasky
Cornell University Press, 2010
From book cover: In Janet L. Polasky's urban history, comparisons of the two capitals are interwoven in the context of industrial Europe as a whole. Reforming Urban Labor sets urban planning against the backdrop of idealized rural images, links transportation and housing reform, investigates the relationship of middle-class reformers with industrial workers and their families, and explores the cooperation as well as the competition between government and the private sector in the struggle to control the built environment and its labor force.
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The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution
by Janet Polasky
Berg Publishers Limited, 1995
excerpt from book cover: Winner of the Pierlot Prize in Contemporary History, this political biography of Emile Vandervelde traces the European socialist path at the turn of the century as it wended its way from Marx’s writings to the practices of social democrats in the interwar period. Vandervelde defined democratic socialism as a compromise between orthodox and revisionist Marxism. As President of the Second International, he brought French, British, and German socialists together as comrades in a common revolutionary struggle.