Kipling’s Imperial Boy: Adolescence and Cultural Hybridity by D. Randall

By D. Randall

Kipling's Imperial Boy opens through reading the importance of boyhood within the evolution of eu modernity. bankruptcy one exhibits how heavily the determine of the adolescent (the 'boy') is linked to questions of imperial growth and consolidation. The chapters that stick with absorb Rudyard Kipling's fiction of the imperial boy, emphasizing the ingenious hyperlink among formative years and cultural hybridity and delivering specific readings of The Jungle booklet, Stalky & Co ., and Kim.

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In his forward to Public Health in Europe (CEC, 1997b), Padraig Flynn, refers to the `mounting demands being made' upon the resources of Union member states to `meet the pressures of rapidly changing medical technology, ageing populations and ever growing needs for health care and social support'. 4 per cent share of member states Gross Domestic Product (GDP) being devoted to health care (CEC, 1997b: 5, 9). It is worth contrasting this level of spending by member state health care systems with the amount invested in the European Commission's work on health and health-related issues.

It made it possible for the Commission to present proposals for improvements in occupational health and safety as a sine qua non for a general common market and not just a means of improving the lot of particular groups of workers. In the words of the Commission's Directorate General, charged with reviewing and developing the EU's occupational health and safety policies at the end of the 20th Century, the Treaty of Rome made `. . the need for a global approach to health and safety of workers .

In its, Report on the Telematics Applications Programme, the Board, Chaired by Jean-Claude Healy, begins by observing that: `European healthcare is . . undergoing . . a paradigm . . shift from healthcare institution-centred care to a citizencentred care'; it is a shift which, readers are told, `implies a decentralised health care where services, with evidence based effectiveness, are available to all and are provided in a way (which makes) . . organisational boundaries . . invisible to the citizen'.

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