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Daniel Lea

gaze of the other and the practised self-limiting of vision to the confines of subjects’ immediate material environs. McGregor’s characters crave recognition but blinker themselves into tunnels of perception that include only the proximate and immediately relevant. McGregor’s background in media technology – the subject of his undergraduate study at the University of Bradford – informs his writing with a visual sensibility that is accentuated by the imagistic precision of many of his descriptions, and stylistically If Nobody Speaks exploits the vocabulary of film

in Twenty-first-century fiction
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Susana Onega

conclusion.qxd 2/2/06 2:02 pm Page 226 Conclusion In the span of thirty years, Jeanette Winterson has achieved international recognition as one of the leading present-day British writers. No longer of exclusive interest for the lesbian readership that launched her to fame in the 1980s, her novels are read, enjoyed and hotly discussed both by the general public and academia. Thus, while film and theatre versions have been made of her most popular novels, the most experimental ones often appear in the syllabuses of university courses on contemporary British

in Jeanette Winterson
Self-formation and the multiplicity of authority in Polish conversions to Judaism
Jan Lorenz

transformation into the (idealised) state of an observant Jewish individual. A second understanding of conversion emerges in modern Poland and arises in the context of the multiplicity of Jewish authorities. This concerns the public recognition of one’s changed status. Central to this second transformation is the question of the legitimisation and authentication of one’s conversion. The legal and theological arena of contemporary Judaism is highly diverse, in terms of religious denominations, rabbinical organisations, rabbinical

in Rules and ethics
Nicole Vitellone

representations on television and in popular advertisements. I do so with particular Safer sex representations 57 reference to the Australian ‘Grim Reaper’ advertisement together with audience research studies on this national AIDS awareness campaign. In so doing I seek to highlight the ways in which the condom has come to define national identity, sexual citizenship and the production and recognition of difference. The Grim Reaper campaign I am taking the 1987 ‘Grim Reaper’ television advertisement as my main object of analysis because of its significance as the first

in Object matters
Love and (same-sex) marriage in the twenty-first century
Angela O’Connell

and public state for many people. Same-sex marriage disrupts the gendering of marriage and so threatens the familiar social and economic order. However, the twenty-first century has witnessed a major increase in public support for marriage rights for same-sex couples, and this chapter will trace how an apparently isolated court case grew into a new social movement. The focal point of this chapter is the 2004 High Court case taken by Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan (the KAL case) for legal recognition of their marriage as a same-sex couple, which

in Defining events
A comparative study of Boko Haram, Niger Delta, IPOB and Fulani militia
Michael Nwankpa

Introduction Nigeria's diverse ethno-religious composition and its political structure produce a site for constant contest and struggle for power, recognition, and territorial and resource control. The Nigerian state often looks like a battlefield involving inter-religious tension and conflicts between Christians and Muslims and inter-ethnic clashes such as Tiv versus Jukun, Ijaw versus Itsekiri and Ife versus Modakeke, to name but a few. However, the Nigerian state remains a common enemy, although it has managed to prevent

in Armed non-state actors and the politics of recognition
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Some philosophical obstacles and their resolution
David Heyd

centuries appealed to this concept of toleration as compromise. We are willing to put aside our commitment to our moral beliefs, not because we think there are other legitimate options, but because we know there is no other way to maintain social stability. The call for mutual toleration between orthodox and secular Jews in Israel is typically guided by this idea of mutual concession rather than by that of mutual recognition.3 And again, there is nothing wrong in such a political principle of pragmatic reconciliation. However, it again does not capture the core idea of

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
Vanessa Heggie

structure. In what was probably the last significant survey of self-identifying sports medicine practitioners before the formal recognition of sports medicine as a specialty nearly 76% of respondents were male, nearly 50% were GPs and nearly 40% already had either a diploma or postgraduate qualification in sports medicine (and presumably many more had taken shorter courses). 3 Just over 86% believed that sports medicine should be recognised as a medical specialty. 4 Spearheading the move for specialisation was a hardcore of BAS(E)M members and active sports medics

in A history of British sports medicine
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Philip Hammond

Of the crises and conflicts considered in this book, Bosnia has generated the greatest controversy. There is even some disagreement over the date on which the war began: the Bosnian Serbs argue that it started on 1 March 1992, with the shooting of a guest at a Serbian wedding in Sarajevo; others maintain that it began with the recognition by the European Community (EC) of

in Framing post-Cold War conflicts
Silvia Salvatici

place, the battle against slavery was intimately connected with the recognition of the suffering of other human beings, different because of their servile condition, from another race and often from geographically distant populations. This recognition was considered in itself a demonstration of humanity, Christianity and civilisation. In the second place, the abolitionist cause was associated with ‘modern’ forms of mobilisation, which, in Britain particularly, channelled a broad popular involvement and aimed to pressurise the relevant institutions. The creation of

in A history of humanitarianism, 1755–1989