The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence, and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the wilder shores of public-school life over the last three hundred years in Gilded Youth. He uncovers armed mutinies in the late eighteenth century, a Victorian craze for flagellation, dandy-aesthetes of the 1920s, quasi-scientific discourse on masturbation, Communist scares in the 1930s, and the salacious tabloid scandals of the present day.
Drawing on personal experience, extensive research, and public school representations in poetry, school slang, spy films, popular novels, and rock music, Brooke-Smith offers a fresh account of upper-class adolescence in Britain and the role of elite private education in shaping youth culture. He shows how this central British institution has inspired a counterculture of artists, intellectuals, and radicals—from Percy Shelley and George Orwell to Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson—who have rebelled against both the schools themselves and the wider society for which they stand. Written with verve and humor in the tradition of Owen Jones’s The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It, this highly original cultural history is an eye-opening leap over the hallowed iron gates of privilege—and perturbation.
Green, Pervasive, and Cloud Computing: 13th International Conference, GPC 2018, Hangzhou, China, May 11-13, 2018, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (11204))
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Green, Pervasive, and Cloud Computing, GPC 2018, held in Hangzhou, China, in May 2018.
The 35 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 initial submissions. They are organized in the following...
Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars
These two talks given in 1977 and 1978 in New York and Sao Paulo respectively are an edited version of discussions and spontaneous contributions made by Bion, in the main without notes. This is a new 2019 edition, edited and introduced by Meg Harris Williams.
Wilfred Ruprecht Bion (1897–1979) was born in India in the days...