Katrina Navickas

Katrina Navickas is writing a history of public space in England, 1700-2000.

Opprobrious Epithets: The Peterloo Massacre

Katrina Navickas, 20 December 2018

I visited​ the set of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo last year. Jacqueline Riding, who was acting as a consultant on the movie and has now written an account of the event it commemorates, showed me round the recreated St Peter’s Field. Actors wore the military regalia of the 15th regiment of hussars and the 13th regiment of foot; there was a wood-panelled room, like the one from...

What’s Missing: Tawney, Polanyi, Thompson

Katrina Navickas, 11 October 2018

Capitalism​ is in crisis, again. Inequality, measured in wages, wealth distribution, employment, ‘affordable’ housing, has become the dominant framework for understanding the economy. Through this lens, people can extrapolate to the macroeconomic from their own individual experiences. Widespread anxiety produces phenomena unthinkable in more prosperous times: for example, Thomas...

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