Culture Politics and National Identity in Wales 1832 1886

Culture  Politics  and National Identity in Wales 1832 1886

This detailed, scholarly exploration of Welsh political culture in the 19th century offers a new interpretation of the rise of nationalism.

Author: Matthew Cragoe

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198207542

Category: History

Page: 299

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Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales 1832-86 offers the first comprehensive account of politics in Victorian Wales. Based on a wealth of previously unused sources in both English and Welsh, and grounded firmly in recent scholarship on electioneering elsewhere in Britain, it challenges the existing narrative of political history in the principality. Arguing for the importance of a range of political opinion beyond that distinctively radical Liberalism whichdominates modern accounts, it suggests that politics in nineteenth century Wales was more participatory and nationalistic than has been allowed.
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Culture Politics and National Identity in Wales 1832 1886

Culture  Politics  and National Identity in Wales 1832 1886

reactionary side of politics—at all social levels—should not be underestimated.104 If political life in Wales generally drew ... The origins of the politicized Welsh national identity which emerged after the publication of the Education ...

Author: Matthew Cragoe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191513369

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.
Categories: History

Petticoat Heroes

Petticoat Heroes

Wales, the Imagined Nation: Studies in Cultural and National Identity (Bridgend, 1986), p. 33. Matthew Cragoe, Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales 18321886 (Oxford, 2004), p. 7; Thomas, Eighteenth-Century Wales, ...

Author: Rhian E. Jones

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783167906

Category: History

Page: 224

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The wave of unrest which took place in 1840s Wales, known as ‘Rebeccaism’ or ‘the Rebecca riots’, stands out as a success story within the generally gloomy annals of popular struggle and defeat. The story is remembered in vivid and compelling images: attacks on tollgates and other symbols of perceived injustice by farmers and workers, outlandishly dressed in bonnets and petticoats and led by the iconic anonymous figure of Rebecca herself. The events form a core part of historical study and remembrance in Wales, and frequently appear in broader work on British radicalism and Victorian protest movements. This book draws on cultural history, gender studies and symbolic anthropology to present fresh and alternative arguments on the meaning of Rebeccaite costume and ritual; the significance of the feminine in protest; the links between protest and popular culture; the use of Rebecca’s image in Victorian press and political discourse; and the ways in which the events and the image of Rebecca herself were integrated into politics, culture and popular memory in Wales and beyond. All these aspects repay greater consideration than they have yet been accorded, and highlight the relevance of Rebeccaism to British and European popular protest – up to and including the present day.
Categories: History

The Politics of Patriotism

The Politics of Patriotism

English Liberalism, National Identity and Europe, 1830-1886 Jonathan Parry ... So it sought to 75 See M. Cragoe , Culture , politics and national identity in Wales , 18321886 ( Oxford , 2004 ) , G. Morton , Unionist nationalism ...

Author: Jonathan Parry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521839343

Category: History

Page: 424

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Parry offers an analysis of the ideas that influenced the Liberal political coalition between the 1830s and 1880s.
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History 1800 2000

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History  1800 2000

Studies focusing on electoral data, or on the spread of party organizations, or on the 'small print' of the 1832 Reform Act, ... 1832–1885 (Oxford, 1984); M. Cragoe, Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 18321886 (Oxford, ...

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198714897

Category: History

Page: 624

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The two centuries after 1800 witnessed a series of sweeping changes in the way in which Britain was governed, the duties of the state, and its role in the wider world. Powerful processes--from the development of democracy, the changing nature of the social contract, war, and economic dislocation--have challenged, and at times threatened to overwhelm, both governors and governed. Such shifts have also presented challenges to the historians who have researched and written about Britain's past politics. This Handbook shows the ways in which political historians have responded to these challenges, providing a snapshot of a field which has long been at the forefront of conceptual and methodological innovation within historical studies. It comprises thirty-three thematic essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field. Collectively, these essays assess and rethink the nature of modern British political history itself and suggest avenues and questions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History thus provides a unique resource for those who wish to understand Britain's political past and a thought-provoking 'long view' for those interested in current political challenges.
Categories: History

For Wales See England

For Wales  See England

K. O. Morgan, Rebirth of a Nation: Wales 1880–1980 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981), p. 27. 13. ... M. Cragoe, Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 18321886, (Oxford: OUP, 2004) p. 34. 22. ibid. p. 34. 23.

Author: Martyn Ford

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445658940

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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A history of the Welsh language from the early medieval period to the present day, looking at its central role in Welsh identity with reference to the political relationship between Wales and England.
Categories: Photography

Political Movements in Urban England 1832 1914

Political Movements in Urban England  1832 1914

Cragoe, Matthew (2004) Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 18321886 (Oxford: Clarendon Press). Crick, Martin (1994) The History of the Social Democratic Federation (Keele: Keele University Press).

Author: Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137056573

Category: History

Page: 240

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A critical introduction to the mass political movements that came of age in urban England between the Great Reform Act of 1832 and the start of World War One. Roberts provides a guide to the new approaches to topics such as Chartism, parliamentary reform, Gladstonian Liberalism, popular Conservatism and the independent Labour movement.
Categories: History

Sex Sects and Society

Sex  Sects and Society

See also Matthew Cragoe, Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 18321886 (Oxford, 2004); Dai Smith, 'Psychocolonialism', New Welsh Review, 66 (2004), 22–9; and H. G. Roberts, Embodying Identity: Representations of the Body ...

Author: Russell Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786832153

Category: History

Page: 448

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In an extended account of national identity, this companion volume to People, Places and Passions provides the first detailed study of the sexual and spiritual life of Wales in the period 1870–1945. The author argues that whilst Wales and its people experienced a disenchantment of the spiritual world, a revolution in sexual life was taking place. This innovative study examines how advances in life expectancy and improvements in health were reflected in emotional life. In contrast to the traditional emphasis upon hardship and hardscrabble experiences, this fascinating and beautifully written volume shows that the Welsh were also a free and fun-loving people.
Categories: History

Popular Conservatism and the Culture of National Government in Inter War Britain

Popular Conservatism and the Culture of National Government in Inter War Britain

Brodie, M., The politics of the poor: the East End of London, 1885–1914 (Oxford, 2004). Bulmer, M., Bales, K. & Sklar, K. K., ... Culture, politics and national identity in Wales, 18321886 (Oxford, 2004). Croft, A., Red letter days: ...

Author: Geraint Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108483124

Category: History

Page: 320

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A radical reading of British Conservatives' fortunes between the wars, exploring how the party adapted to mass democracy after 1918.
Categories: History

Merseyside

Merseyside

Cragoe, M., Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales, 18321886, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004). Cronin, M., and Adair, D., The Wearing of the Green: A History of St Patrick's Day, (London, Routledge, 2002).

Author: Mike Benbough-Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443831253

Category: History

Page: 315

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Merseyside: Culture and Place demonstrates how Liverpool and Merseyside have a rich, fascinating and sometimes controversial cultural history. The result of a conference held to mark Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, this interdisciplinary volume contains chapters by scholars working in a variety of fields, including Geography, Art, English, Marketing and History. There are many facets to Merseyside’s cultural history, and the contributors to this publication bring their own perspective to bear on various features of the area’s rich heritage. Taking in examples from the early modern era to the present day, Merseyside: Culture and Place draws attention to often overlooked cultural forms, such as sketches of the Mersey by J. M. W. Turner and the fan culture exhibited on Liverpool FC’s Kop. Each chapter in the book is based on original research and the contributors set their findings in a local, national and, in some cases, an international context. Both academics and general readers will find much of interest in a book that reflects Merseyside’s distinctive and multi-faceted character.
Categories: History