By Anne-Marie Kilday,David S. Nash
This publication argues that conventional photographs and practices linked to disgrace didn't recede with the coming of contemporary Britain. Following the authors’ acclaimed and winning 19th century e-book, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph strikes ahead to examine disgrace within the glossy period. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectancies in either warfare and peace, altering attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new suggestions in media and altering representations of popularity, all grew to become websites for shame’s reconstruction, making it completely smooth and in music with 20th century Britain’s expectancies. utilizing a collection of unique micro-histories, the ebook examines a extensive expanse of 20th century websites of disgrace together with conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection through the First global conflict, fraud and clerical scandal within the interwar years, the disgrace linked with either abortion and sexual behaviour redefined in several methods as ‘deviant’, shoplifting within the Nineteen Eighties and finally, how homosexuality shifted from ‘Coming Out’ to embracing ‘Pride’, eventually rediscovering the positivity of disgrace with the start of the ‘Queer’.
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Shame and Modernity in Britain: 1890 to the Present by Anne-Marie Kilday,David S. Nash