By Julia Stapleton
The definition of "Englishness" has develop into the topic of substantial debate, and during this very important contribution to rules in Context Julia Stapleton seems on the paintings of 1 of its so much wide-ranging and influential theorists, Ernest Barker. Infused with a robust cultural feel of nationhood, Barker's writings inspired a large nonacademic viewers, and their next overlook graphically demonstrates the destiny of a definite imaginative and prescient of Liberal England within the new release after international battle One. With, in spite of the fact that, the erosion of a specific experience of Englishness, Barker's rules have began to imagine renewed resonance.
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8 An equally important stimulus to his political interests — and along the same lines as the Manchester Guardian — was his father. While his relationship with George Barker — a miner-cum-'general handyman' - seems to have been a distant one, he readily imbibed his Liberal politics. Gladstone, in particular, won his father's praise, and Ernest Barker followed suit. 9 Many of the political ideals and causes which Barker later embraced 6 8 9 7 E. Barker, Age and Youth, 258, 270. E. i. 'When I was in Manchester', The Times, 31 December 1931.
Having immersed himself in centuries of learning during every spare moment for well over ten years, Jude Fawley's dreams of formal study were brutally shattered by the Masters' indifference at the hallowed Colleges of 'Christminster' - Oxford in thin disguise. The lowest rungs of the 'ladder of opportunity' for which Jude yearned were not installed until 1902 when the Balfour Education Act laid the foundations of public secondary education in Britain. However, it was not entirely unknown for boys of poor birth to satisfy keen intellectual aspirations before the passage of that Act.
P. Nicholson, The Political Philosophy of the British Idealists: Selected Studies (Cambridge, 1990). This contains an extensive bibliography of writings both by and on the Idealists. P. Robbins, The British Hegelians, 1875-1925 (New York, 1982), 46. On the transformation of Oxford from a theological seminary to a centre for training political and administrative elites after the reforms of the mid-nineteenth-century, see A J . Engel, From Clergyman to Don: The Rise of the Academic Profession in Nineteenth-Century Oxford (Oxford, 23 1983).
Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker (Ideas in Context) by Julia Stapleton