US Consular Representation in Britain Since 1790

US Consular Representation in Britain Since 1790

Author: Nicholas M Keegan

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783087464

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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In its early years the United States Consular Service was a relatively amateurish organization, often staffed by unsuitable characters whose appointments had been obtained as political favours from victorious presidential candidates—a practice known as the Spoils System. Most personnel changed every four years when new administrations came in. This compared unfavourably with the consular services of the European nations, but gradually by the turn of the twentieth century things had improved considerably—appointment procedures were tightened up, inspections of consuls and how they managed their consulates were introduced, and the separate Consular Service and Diplomatic Service were merged to form the Foreign Service. The first appointments to Britain were made in 1790, with James Maury becoming the first operational consul in the country, at Liverpool. At one point, there was a network of up to ninety US consular offices throughout the UK, stretching from the Orkney Islands to the Channel Islands. Nowadays, there is only the consular section in the embassy and the consulates general in Edinburgh and Belfast.

Vested Interests

Vested Interests

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136615771

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes.

Historische Kulturwissenschaften

Historische Kulturwissenschaften

Author: Jan Kusber

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3837614417

Category: Cultural property

Page: 384

View: 276

Long description: Der Begriff”Kulturwissenschaften“wird gegenwärtig in Kontexten genutzt, in denen gegen die fortschreitende Spezialisierung insbesondere in den Geisteswissenschaften und gegen die damit einhergehende Fragmentierung des Wissens plädiert wird. Neben einer Perspektivierung der einzelnen Disziplinen als Kulturwissenschaften im Plural wird aber auch eine Art Dachdisziplin”Kulturwissenschaft“als wesentlich für die Modernisierung der Geisteswissenschaften diskutiert. Aus disziplinärer Perspektive loten die Beiträge dieses Bandes Möglichkeiten und Grenzen kulturwissenschaftlichen Arbeitens aus. Sie finden zu einer interdisziplinären Verständigung aus einer dezidiert historischen Sicht, die scheinbar disparate Geisteswissenschaften integriert.