A floating commonwealth : politics, culture, and technology on Britain's Atlantic coast, 1860-1930

Christopher Harvie

Christopher Harvie offers a new portrait of society and identity in high industrial Britain by focusing on the sea as connector, not barrier. Atlantic and 'inland sea' together, Harvie argues, created a 'floating commonwealth' of port cities and their hinterlands whose interaction, both with one another and with nationalist and imperial politics, created an intense political and cultural synergy. At a technical level, this produced the freight steamer and the efficient types of railways which opened up the developing world, as well as the institutions of international finance and communications in the age of 'telegrams and anger'. And ultimately, the resources of the Atlantic cities, their shipyards and works, enabled Britain to win withstand the test of the First World War. Meanwhile, as Harvie shows, the continuous attempt to make sense of an ever-changing material reality also stimulated the discourses on which social criticism and literary modernism were based, from Carlyle to James Joyce - although the ultimate outcome, of slump and emigration, would leave enduring problems in the years to come.

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  • I. 'Behold The Sea!'
  • II. 'The Writing and Acting of History'
  • III. The Atlantic Moment
  • IV. Perspectives
  • V. Nationalizing History
  • VI. Basins
  • VII. Covenants
  • VIII. Mediations
  • IX. 'L'Invitation au Voyage'
  • I.1 Sacred Lambencies and Thin Crusts: Culture, Danger and Industry
  • I. Natura Maligna
  • II. A Patriot for Whom?
  • III. Auld Scotia - Who She?
  • IV. 'A Thin Crust'
  • V. Enlightenment and Uncertainty
  • VI. Galatea
  • I.2 Garron Top To Westward Ho!: The Inland Sea
  • I. The Irish Boat
  • II. A Country the Poets have Imagined
  • III. 'The Antechamber of Britain'
  • IV. Money and Migrants
  • V. 'Traffics and Discoveries'
  • VI. 'But Westward look!'
  • VII. Civic Empires
  • I.3 McAndrew: The Engineer on the Celtic Fringe
  • I. 'The Forgiving of the Anchor'
  • II. The Uses of Rhetoric
  • III. Breakthrough
  • IV. 'Lives of the Engineers'
  • V. 'Work and Question not'
  • VI. Prussians and Asiatics
  • II.1 Anglo-Saxons into Celts: The Scottish Intellectuals
  • I. Enlightenment and Deception
  • II. An Infinite Religious Idea
  • III. Revivals
  • IV. Geddes and Synergy
  • VII. 'The Genius of the Gael'
  • II.2 The Folk and the Gwerin: Religious Democracy in Scotland and Wales
  • I. The Persistence of Faith
  • II. State, Religion, People
  • III. 'Godly Commonwealths'
  • IV. Religious Rebels
  • V. The People's William
  • VI. Legacies
  • VII. Schools and Schoolmasters
  • II.3 Contrary Heroes: Industry, Ethnie, and Ireland
  • I. Measuring Distances: Ireland, Industry and Theory
  • II. 'Creative Chaos', Victims and Gastarbeiter
  • III. Machines and Heroes
  • IV. Carlyle and Ireland: Positivist-Protestant
  • V. Carlyle and Ireland: Celtic-Catholic
  • VI. The Ultramontane Opportunity
  • VII. Where were the Hero-Sisters?
  • VIII. Hidden Ireland or Plain People?
  • III.1 Muscular Celticism: Sport and Nationalism
  • I. Sport and Statehood
  • II. Homo Ludens
  • III. Sport and Sociologists
  • IV. The Civic Mode
  • V. To the Tailteann Games
  • VI. Spieltrieb: a Diversion?
  • III.2 John Bull's Other Irishman: Shaw, Geddes, and the Geotechnic Movement
  • I. The View from Baker Street
  • II. The Intelligent Fabian's West Britain
  • III. The Road to Rosscullen
  • IV. Earthquake
  • V. Passionate Dreaming
  • VI. 'Order the guns and kill!'
  • III.3 Men Who Pushed and Went: West Coast Capitalism, War and Nationalism
  • I. Frontism and Remembrance
  • II. Expectations, Actualities, the Wizard: August 1914-April 1916
  • III. 'The Workshops are our Battlefield'
  • IV. From Reconstruction to Victory
  • V. The University of Frongoch: Ireland escapes
  • 'Night's Candles Are Burned Out'
  • I. Dynamic Forces
  • II. Into the Doldrums
  • III. 'A General Unsettlement'
  • IV. Inquests
  • V. After Ireland
  • VI. American Dreams
  • VII. Nationalism Redux
  • VIII. The Big Ship Goes Down
  • IX. Episodes, Epiphanies, Imperium?
  • X. The O' on Olympian

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書名 A floating commonwealth : politics, culture, and technology on Britain's Atlantic coast, 1860-1930
著作者等 Harvie, Christopher T.
Harvie Christopher
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 xii, 319 p., [6] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780198227830
NCID BA85551833
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス