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Antonia Lucia Dawes

grab their attention revealed the way in which English has become a lingua franca amongst people who have been subjected, in uneven ways, to Anglo-American economic and cultural hegemony. These things signalled the complexity of meanings about race, difference and belonging in the Neapolitan context. But they also spoke to the significance of choice regarding how to live with difference in everyday life, where intersubjective connections can be made without attendant power struggles and without a need for full transparency in communication. Bartering in

in Race talk
Rosie Meade

alienation and its consequences, it implicitly urges us to take matters of political strategy more seriously so that we search for some path through the impasse. A working class novel in itself and for itself Tressell (2004: 2) claimed that his ‘main object was to write a readable story full of human interest and based on the happenings of everyday life, the subject of Socialism being treated incidentally’. Centred on the worsening financial circumstances and growing despair of Frank Owen and his family, TRTP is a richly populated text that provides fascinating

in Mobilising classics
medical pluralism and the search for hegemony
Enrique Perdiguero

do so it is necessary to move beyond the typical generalizations found in the history of medicine. Like the other contributors in this volume, this chapter aims to explore the presence of magical elements in everyday life during the modern period, and thereby broaden the usual location of magical practice in the medieval and early modern periods. 3 The chronological focus of the following discussion is defined by two major

in Witchcraft Continued
Ablimit Baki Elterish

amounting to what has been globally reported as ‘genocide’. The prolonged loss of contact coupled with constant tragic news reports from Xinjiang are causing a variety of psychological and psychiatric problems among Uyghurs living outside China. This chapter will investigate the effects of Xinjiang's virtual lockdown on the Uyghur diaspora. It argues that the virtual lockdown of Xinjiang and the internment camps are human-made disasters, which have a huge impact on the everyday life, work, and studies of the Uyghur diaspora living across the world. The

in The Xinjiang emergency
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E.J. Clery and Robert Miles

.8 The supernaturalism of everyday life The following two essays both employ the rhetorical device of assenting to the platitudes of scientific rationalism, with its sceptical refutation of the supernatural, before going on to undermine it. Both argue ultimately for the involuntary and universal nature of superstitious fears. This may seem to offer us a bland acceptance of

in Gothic documents
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A history of northern soul

This book is a social history of northern soul. It examines the origins and development of this music scene, its clubs, publications and practices, by locating it in the shifting economic and social contexts of the English midlands and north in the 1970s. The popularity of northern soul emerged in a period when industrial working-class communities were beginning to be transformed by deindustrialisation and the rise of new political movements around the politics of race, gender and locality. The book makes a significant contribution to the historiography of youth culture, popular music and everyday life in post-war Britain. The authors draw on an expansive range of sources including magazines/fanzines, diaries, letters, and a comprehensive oral history project to produce a detailed, analytical and empathetic reading of an aspect of working-class culture that was created and consumed by thousands of young men and women in the 1970s. A range of voices appear throughout the book to highlight the complexity of the role of class, race and gender, locality and how such identities acted as forces for both unity and fragmentation on the dance floors of iconic clubs such as the Twisted Wheel (Manchester), the Torch (Stoke-on-Trent), the Catacombs (Wolverhampton) and the Casino (Wigan).

Mapping the industrial working-class home
Hollie Price

part of this trend. An organisation dedicated to documenting the everyday life of the nation, it undertook directives exploring British homes, which included, for example, a survey in 1937 examining the objects and decorations kept and displayed on mantelpieces. 8 Mass-Observation’s findings were published as Penguin Specials and disseminated as part of over a thousand local Left Book Club groups, and particularly in the suburbs and at lower-middle-class workplaces. 9 Also published for the Left Book Club, J. B. Priestley’s English Journey: being a rambling but

in Picturing home
Michael Loadenthal

saboteurs of the ELF, up through the “summit hopping” black blocs, all of the warriors wore masks. All opposed the state and capitalism as core principals of their philosophical, organizational, and political frameworks. Thus the EZLN, ELF, and the more generalized anti-globalization movement are reacting to similar tendencies under neoliberalism, namely “the command and control character of everyday life under globalization: its standardization, routinization, constant surveillance, performativity, and military style discipline” (Becker 2006, 24). These shared

in The politics of attack
Himani Bannerji

to legitimise itself through self-characterisation as rule of law and social reform. 2 Significant legislation pertaining to social reform which sought to penetrate deeply into the everyday life and culture of Indians (in particular of Bengal) marked the passage of British rule in India. This legislation involved such intimate and private aspects of life as marriage, motherhood

in Gender and imperialism
A critical commentary
Ali Rattansi

, Consumerism: 35). I will have much more to say on Bauman’s conception of the consumer society later. New postmodern identities In Life in Fragments too Bauman has much to say about the corrosive effect of consumerism, individualism, the privatisation of everyday life and market domination on postmodern identities. In other words, Bauman’s economism is again at the forefront of his analysis. Thus, given the economic circumstances of the solid, hard relations of modernity in which work especially was relatively secure, the archetype of the modern identity was that of what

in Bauman and contemporary sociology