Shame and Modernity in Britain

1890 to the Present
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ISBN-13:
9781137319197
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
323
Autor:
Anne-Marie Kilday
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book argues that traditional images and practices associated with shame did not recede with the coming of modern Britain. Following the authors’ acclaimed and successful nineteenth century book, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph moves forward to look at shame in the modern era. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectations in both war and peace, changing attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new innovations in media and changing representations of reputation, all became sites for shame’s reconstruction, making it thoroughly modern and in tune with twentieth century Britain’s expectations. Using a suite of detailed micro-histories, the book examines a wide expanse of twentieth century sites of shame  including  conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection during the First World War, fraud and clerical scandal in the interwar years, the shame associated with both abortion and sexual behaviour redefined in different ways as ‘deviant’, shoplifting in the 1980s and lastly, how homosexuality shifted from ‘Coming Out’ to embracing ‘Pride’, finally rediscovering the positivity of shame with the birth of the ‘Queer’.  

1. The Endurance of Shame and its Transformation in Modern Britain.- 2. White Feathers and Black Looks: Cowardice, Conscientious Objection and Shame in The Great War.- 3. 'This Tribune of the People, This Uncrowned King of Britain': Horatio Bottomley - Shame, the Public Sphere and the Betrayal of Populism.- 4. The Rector of Stiffkey - 'The Lower He Sinks the Greater their Crime': Clerical Scandal, Prurience and the Archaeology of Reputation.- 5. The Silent Scream of Shame? Abortion in Modern Britain.- 6. Modern Charivari or Merely Private Peccadillo? Lord Lambton and the Archetypal Sex Scandal.- 7. Lady Isobel Barnett: Shoplifting and Sympathy - The Last Gasp of Presumptive Shame?.- 8. From Blackmail and the Closet to Pride and Shame: Homosexuality and Identity - The Military Example.- 9. Conclusion.
This book argues that traditional images and practices associated with shame did not recede with the coming of modern Britain. Following the authors' acclaimed and successful nineteenth century book, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph moves forward to look at shame in the modern era. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectations in both war and peace, changing attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new innovations in media and changing representations of reputation, all became sites for shame's reconstruction, making it thoroughly modern and in tune with twentieth century Britain's expectations. Using a suite of detailed micro-histories, the book examines a wide expanse of twentieth century sites of shame including conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection during the First World War, fraud and clerical scandal in the interwar years, the shame associated with both abortion and sexual behaviour redefined in different ways as 'deviant', shoplifting in the 1980s and lastly, how homosexuality shifted from 'Coming Out' to embracing 'Pride', finally rediscovering the positivity of shame with the birth of the 'Queer'.

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