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Pickering, Paul A.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 3,094 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD8396, 322.430941
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Most widely held works by Paul A Pickering
The people's bread : a history of the Anti-Corn Law League by Paul A Pickering( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formed in 1839, the Anti-Corn Law League was one of the most important campaigns to introduce the ideas of economic liberalism into mainstream political discourse in Britain. Its aspiration for free trade played a crucial role in defining the agenda of nineteenth-century liberalism and shaping the modern British state. Its faith in the free market still resonates in Britain's public policy debates today. This is the first comprehensive study of the League which makes use of recent methodological developments in social history
Chartism and the chartists in Manchester and Salford by Paul A Pickering( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been many local studies of Chartism, but there is no major study of the movement in the Manchester-Salford conurbation, its most important provincial centre. This book brings an innovative approach to an exploration of aspects of the Chartist experience in the 'shock city' of the industrial revolution
Contested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain by Paul A Pickering( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second half of the nineteenth century witnessed a new phenomenon in public monuments and civic ornamentation. Whereas in former times public statuary had customarily been reserved for 'warriors and statesmen, kings and rulers of men', a new trend was emerging for towns to commemorate their own citizens. As the subjects immortalised in stone and bronze broadened beyond the traditional ruling classes to include radicals and reformers, it necessitated a corresponding widening of the language and understanding of public statuary. Contested Sites explores the role of these commemorations in radical public life in Britain. Despite recent advances in the understanding of the importance of symbols in public discourse, political monuments have received little attention from historians. This is to be regretted, for commemorations are statements of public identity and memory that have their politics; they are 'embedded in complex class, gender and power relations that determine what is remembered (or forgotten)'. Examining monuments, plaques and tombstones commemorating a variety of popular movements and reforming individuals, the contributions in Contested Sites reveal the relations that went into the making of public memory in modern Britain and its radical tradition
Historical reenactment : from realism to the affective turn( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text engages with the quest for definition and appropriate delimitation of reenactment as well as questions about the relationship between realism and affect
Friends of the people : uneasy radicals in the age of the Chartists by Owen R Ashton( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrespectable radicals? : popular politics in the age of reform( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A festschrift for Iain McCalman, the former director of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, who is a specialist in 18th- and early-19th-century British and European history. The authors have, variously, worked or been taught by him over the past 25 years: all have been inspired by him
Feargus O'Connor : a political life by Paul A Pickering( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even if it rained : young Australia remembers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrespectable radicals? popular politics in the age of reform( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From flesh and bone to bronze and stone : celebrating and commemorating the life of Queen Victoria in the British world 1897-1930 by Philip Sheldrick( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why is it that if you walk through many of the cities of the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Canada, New Zealand, or any part of what used to be the British world you will usually find at least one and sometimes more statues of Queen Victoria? In the last years of her life Queen Victoria enjoyed a special place in the hearts and minds of people across the world. At the turn of the twentieth century, Victoria was a celebrity above all others, charismatic, immensely popular and an almost untouchable icon. Strangely, Victoria gained this lofty status through her association with two very different, and it would seem conflicting ideas - imperialism and domesticity. This thesis investigates just how Queen Victoria gained that level of celebrity and then how it turned her from flesh and bone to bronze and stone in Britain and across the British world from 1897 to 1930. It argues that two events in particular are the key to this transformation. The first, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 1897, transformed her in the eyes of the public into the representative figure of an entire age. The second, her death and funeral in early 1901, had such a public impact that it triggered the numerous commemorative efforts at home and abroad in the many years that followed. No work published to date has looked in detail at the historical significance of the celebration and monumental commemoration of Queen Victoria in the context of British and British imperial identity. This thesis aims to fill this gap in the work done so far on the imagery of Queen Victoria while also breaking new ground in considering just how her iconic status came into existence
"The fustian jackets" : aspects of the Chartist movement in Manchester and Salford to 1842 by Paul A Pickering( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Re-Enactment and Realism( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how Historical Re-enactment seeks to portray the past in various forms, holding perhaps both a sensual and cognitive key to what it felt like to live in the past. Chapters engage with the philosophical and practical questions revolving around the vexed relationship between historical realism and affect
Historical Reenactment( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like to live in the past? How did it feel? Ever since the late eighteenth century when new forms of visual entertainment claimed to be able to use technology to replicate or simulate the literal details of nature, scholars, poets and intellectuals have bemoaned the increasing dominance of the realist aesthetic. More recently reenactment has become the most widely consumed form of popular history. The essays in the volume engage with the quest for a definition and an appropriate delimitation of reenactment as well as the philosophical and practical questions revolving around the vexed relationship between realism and affect. Exploring these questions is aided by attention to genre and to that end many of the essays here explore the place of reenactment in pursuits within and beyond the academy - history, literature, music, theatre, dance, the law, film, television, public commemoration and historical tourism
 
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Alternative Names
Pickering, Paul A.

Pickering, Paul Andrew 1959-...

Languages
English (57)

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Chartism and the chartists in Manchester and SalfordContested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century BritainHistorical reenactment : from realism to the affective turnFriends of the people : uneasy radicals in the age of the ChartistsUnrespectable radicals? : popular politics in the age of reformFeargus O'Connor : a political lifeUnrespectable radicals? popular politics in the age of reformRe-Enactment and Realism