The Idiom Of Dissent


Language: English

ISBN: 9781843235903

Current Publication Date: 2006

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 165

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WALES has witnessed a succession of campaigns where the appeal to natural justice has been combined with a consciousness of seperate national identity.

With a Foreword by Dafydd Elis-Thomas. Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, this collection of original and accessible essays looks at the language of protest and propaganda in Wales, especially as used by those engaged in unconstitutional action. It asks how these dissenters give voice to their respective grievances and what this says about their view of what Wales is.

The authors and their subjects are:
Ursula Masson:-Women versus 'the People' (1906-11)
T. Robin Chapman:-Saunders Lewis's Caernarfon Court Speech of 1936
Damian Walford Davies:-Waldo Williams, 'In Two Fields'
Emily Charette:-The Parliament for Wales campaign, 1950-56
Avril Rolph:-The Peace Movement in Wales in the 1980s
Nick Bourne:-Devolution: a view from the right
Simon Brooks:-The 'racist nationalist' in Wales