How the English Became English: Catherine Hall's Civilising Subjects

How the English Became English: Catherine Hall's Civilising Subjects 1. Belinda Edmondson, Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and Women’s Writing in Caribbean Narrative (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999). Small Axe 14, September 2003: pp. 159–167 ISSN 0799-0537 heart of the midlands, when George William Gordon’s widow attended a public breakfast in Birmingham, when effigies of Governor Eyre were burned in Clerkenwell, and when public meetings about events in eastern Jamaica were held in Bradford, Liverpool small and Leeds. In a series of portraits of middle-class men of Birmingham, and to some axe extent a biography of the city itself, Hall shows us how strongly Jamaica registered in the consciousness of some mid-century Brummagems as they struggled to assert themselves as men, as white, as English, as solidly upper middle class. She shows how these identities were forged, over a period of almost four decades, out of their relationships with white women in England and Jamaica, white planters and black congregations in Jamaica, with Australians and Indians, Kossuths, Italians and Irish Catholics, and with each other. After the hopeful afterglow of the 1830s and 1840s, when the religious working and middle classes of the Baptist Church basked in what they considered to be their triumph of Emancipation, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism Duke University Press

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1. Belinda Edmondson, Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and Women’s Writing in Caribbean Narrative (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999). Small Axe 14, September 2003: pp. 159–167 ISSN 0799-0537 heart of the midlands, when George William Gordon’s widow attended a public breakfast in Birmingham, when effigies of Governor Eyre were burned in Clerkenwell, and when public meetings about events in eastern Jamaica were held in Bradford, Liverpool small and Leeds. In a series of portraits of middle-class men of Birmingham, and to some axe extent a biography of the city itself, Hall shows us how strongly Jamaica registered in the consciousness of some mid-century Brummagems as they struggled to assert themselves as men, as white, as English, as solidly upper middle class. She shows how these identities were forged, over a period of almost four decades, out of their relationships with white women in England and Jamaica, white planters and black congregations in Jamaica, with Australians and Indians, Kossuths, Italians and Irish Catholics, and with each other. After the hopeful afterglow of the 1830s and 1840s, when the religious working and middle classes of the Baptist Church basked in what they considered to be their triumph of Emancipation,

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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of CriticismDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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