Restaging Mafeking in Muswell Hill: performing patriotism and charitability in London’s Boer War carnivals

Georgiou, D. (2018) Restaging Mafeking in Muswell Hill: performing patriotism and charitability in London’s Boer War carnivals. Historical Research, 91 (254). pp. 744-771. ISSN 0950-3471

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Abstract

This article examines attitudes to the Boer War − and nationhood and empire more broadly − through the prism of carnivals held in London in 1900 to raise money for the Daily Telegraph’s fund for combatants’ widows and orphans. Drawing on detailed press coverage of these events and the rhetoric surrounding them, it highlights how the carnivals and their rationale offered a point of consensus around which participating individuals and organizations with differing stances on the conflict could rally and express gendered national and imperial identities, as well as opportunities for accruing political, economic and social capital.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Studies, Sociology and Political Science, History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA10 British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > History
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router Jisc
Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 00:10
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3955

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