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The Victorians In The Rearview Mirror

Rearview Mirror
Author: Simon Joyce
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821417614
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When Margaret Thatcher called in 1979 for a return to Victorian values such as hard work, self-reliance, thrift, and national pride, Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock responded that “Victorian values” also included “cruelty, misery, drudgery, squalor, and ignorance.” The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror is an in-depth look at the ways that the twentieth century reacted to and reimagined its predecessor. It considers how the Victorian inheritance has been represented in literature, politics, film, and visual culture; the ways in which modernists and progressives have sought to differentiate themselves from an image of the Victorian; and how conservatives (and some liberals) have sought to revive elements of nineteenth-century life. Nostalgic and critical impulses combine to fix an understanding of the Victorians in the popular imagination. Simon Joyce examines heritage culture, contemporary politics, and the “neo-Dickensian” novel to offer a more affirmative assessment of the Victorian legacy, one that lets us imagine a model of social interconnection and interdependence that has come under threat in today's politics and culture. Although more than one hundred years have passed since the death of Queen Victoria, the impact of her time is still fresh. The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror speaks to diverse audiences in literary and cultural studies, in addition to those interested in visual culture and contemporary politics, and situates detailed close readings of literary and cinematic texts in the context of a larger argument about the legacies of an era not as distant as we might like to think.
The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 211
Authors: Simon Joyce
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Ohio University Press
When Margaret Thatcher called in 1979 for a return to Victorian values such as hard work, self-reliance, thrift, and national pride, Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock responded that “Victorian values” also included “cruelty, misery, drudgery, squalor, and ignorance.” The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror is an in-depth look at the ways that the twentieth century reacted to and reimagined its predecessor. It considers how the Victorian inheritance has been represented in literature, politics, film, and visual culture; the ways in which modernists and progressives have sought to differentiate themselves from an image of the Victorian; and how conservatives (and some liberals) have sought to revive elements of nineteenth-century life. Nostalgic and critical impulses combine to fix an understanding of the Victorians in the popular imagination. Simon Joyce examines heritage culture, contemporary politics, and the “neo-Dickensian” novel to offer a more affirmative assessment of the Victorian legacy, one that lets us imagine a model of social interconnection and interdependence that has come under threat in today's politics and culture. Although more than one hundred years have passed since the death of Queen Victoria, the impact of her time is still fresh. The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror speaks to diverse audiences
Footprints in My Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: George Oiye
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-01 - Publisher: Xulon Press
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Rearview Mirror Reflections
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Frances Wright
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-15 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Rearview Mirror Reflections depicts the family biographical reflections of one who was born and reared in the Deep South during the late 1940s. This narrative presents a collection of illuminating short stories and incidents that reveals the delightful, difficult, and sometimes complicated experiences of my childhood. These informative reflected stories, events, people, and places were collected as the remembrance of them flowed from my richly endowed memories. However, the presentation of hem will not always be arranged in the order in which these experiences occurred. Life has a way of beckoning at us from our past. Reflections of it show up as bright as the noonday sun alluding to the fact that it has in some way shaped our present day. Experiences and lessons learned stare toward us with clear perceptions of those former days. The joys and the sorrows of our family still stand out as markers of progressiveness and accomplishments. Nowhere has it been known of as having a childhood such as ours. As I was growing up I did not have anything to compare my life with. So, I simply accepted things as they were. Nevertheless, my growing up years holds many fond memories that I would
From the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Bill Milliken
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-15 - Publisher: Hay House, Inc
From the Rearview Mirror is the story of Bill Milliken’s journey from an affluent Pittsburgh suburb to the streets of Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1960s, on to communal living in Georgia in the 1970s, to working with multiple presidential administrations in Washington, D.C. He struggled with an undiagnosed learning disability in school, believing he was dumb and had nowhere to go. After connecting with the Young Life outreach program at the age of 17, however, he found his calling doing street work with homeless, addicted, and other at-risk teens in the turbulent ’60s. Bill and his colleagues founded what grew into Communities in Schools, a highly effective organization working to bring services to young people and prevent them from dropping out of school. Along the way, Bill struggled with bringing his personal life into alignment with his ideals, coming to terms with organized religion and his own spiritual path, and creating the family and community he’d always longed for.
In the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Jerry W. "Slats" Jackson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-12 - Publisher: AuthorHouse
The hearts of the people depicted in this book are for the most part as pure and white as the drivcn snow. Well, most of the time anyway. There is little malice in their blunderland, you might say (but probably wouldn’t). Take, for example, my friend Jack Weldon’s well-meaning but flawed odyssey when he guided – much like Moses – his innocent Lubbock High Schoo classmates on their senior trip to Sligo, Texas, a host town that turned out to be sort of a ghost town. The school board members, you see, had mandated that it be a day trip no longer than a certain number of miles from Lubbock because, in their wisdom, they reasoned that an overnighter would surely result in half the class returning home as mothers-to-be. So Jack simply took a compass with a pointy end that he placed on Lubbock, calibrated how far he could go with the circle’s outer extremity to conform to the school board’s edict, and settled on Sligo. It turned out to be a disaster, despite Jack’s having tried his best to avert such an outcome. But you nevertheless must admire him for trying. There are certain other “anticdotes” that came
Through the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: John Macnamara
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-22 - Publisher: MIT Press
In this lively book, John Macnamara shows how a number of important thinkers through the ages have approached problems of mental representation and the acquisition of knowledge. He discusses the relevance of these approaches to modern cognitive psychology, focusing on central themes that he believes have strongly influenced modern psychology. This is not a neutral historical survey, but a vehicle for Macnamara's compelling and provocative arguments on the relevance and worth of certain aspects of psychological and philosophical thought. The historical figures discussed are quite varied—from Plato to Thomas Jefferson to Sigmund Freud—and include numerous Christian philosophers such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The book assumes no previous background in the subject matter; Macnamara often simplifies abstract concepts via homespun examples (many using his beloved dog, Freddie). This is a quirky, engaging book, as well as the last work by a highly influential figure in cognitive psychology.
Lessons in the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Phil J. Baker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12 - Publisher: Xulon Press
An ordained minister, Phil J. Baker is founder and CEO of Hosea 4:6 Ministries, which is dedicated to exhorting Christians to learn about the Bible, American history, church history, and current events and to become active in the political and cultural issues of America. He retired in April of 2008 after almost 30 years in the newspaper industry to pursue full-time ministry. A 1977 graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn., Phil has garnered numerous writing awards through the Alabama Press Association and has also been recognized for his writing by the Alabama Medical Association and the Alabama Association of School Boards. He was a 2003 finalist in the Amy Foundation national awards for religious columns. Phil and Sandra, his wife of 28 years, have two grown daughters. Katie is a graduate student at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Shelly and her husband Michael live in Nashville, Tenn., where Michael is youth minister at Christ Church in Brentwood, and Shelly works in the Spanish ministry and tries to keep up with their 2-year-old daughter, Nadia. "Phil Baker's life is one that so many of us baby boomers can identify with. His life experiences, like ours, are both joyful
Girl in the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Kelsey Rae Dimberg
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-27 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A twisty, page-turning debut thriller from Kelsey Rae Dimberg, Girl in the Rearview Mirror is a story about privilege and power, family and obligation, ambition and complicity, and the pull of the past on the present; perfect for fans of Jane Harper's The Lost Man and Chris Hammer's Scrubland. Desperate to put her past in the rearview mirror, Finn Hunt leaves the Midwest for Phoenix, Arizona, where no one knows her story. While she’s working a dead-end job, a chance meeting with Philip Martin, son of a prominent US Senator, leads Finn to a position as nanny for Amabel, his precocious four-year-old daughter. Quickly seduced into the Martins’ privileged world, Finn can almost believe she belongs there, almost forget the dark past that haunts her. Then, in the stifling heat of a desert summer as the Senator’s re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow Finn, claiming a connection to Philip and threatening to expose the family to scandal. As Finn tries to protect Amabel, and shield the Martins, she’s inadvertently drawn deeper and deeper into their buried secrets. The family trusts Finn, for now, but it will only take one mistake for everything she holds dear – the Martins’
Life in the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Greg Campbell
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-06 - Publisher: iUniverse
"Life is meant to be lived " Books communicate ideas, yes, but they are more than that. The book you are holding, along with Greg's previous writing (A Journey Shared, 2005), invites you on a journey. It's the life he has lived over the past year or so-shared. It's the ups and the downs, not compressed into scholarly jargon, but hopefully fresh and real, and like a conversation at the corner cafe. There are some deep things in this book, and some more light-hearted. Subjects ranging from the character of God (love, grace, mercy), to life with small kids, to divorce and blended families, to death, taxes, and a whole section on money. But all of it is an invitation to think along with the author, to travel together on the path trod over the past twelve months. The book does not assume to present all the answers to the questions posed. Certainly not. But Greg has pondered the side things, and invites you to do that with him.
Looking in the Rearview Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Mary Ellen Bruckhaus
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-29 - Publisher: Lulu.com
This book contains incidents in my life and my reflections looking back.