fans was the song ‘Football’s cominghome’ then the significance of the tournament was the intimation that
England was cominghome to itself. This was one sort of return at least
and what the English needed to do, according to the anxiety of imitation, was to assert themselves – but in a self-confident and agreeable
way. This anxiety assumes that other national identities are cuddly,
likeable and fun and the linkage of this certain idea of England to
comparisons of international football support is obvious. The world
seems to love Irish or Italian supporters because
The bodyand counter-revolutionary warfare inapartheid South Africa
, 2003); TRC,
Report, vol. 3, ch. 2; Anthony Minnaar, Conflict and Violence in Natal/
Kwazulu: Historical Perspectives (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research
Mbembe, ‘Necropolitics’, p. 24.
TRC, Report, vol. 2, pp. 463–9, 605–10.
Ibid., p. 222.
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Louise Flannagan, ‘Covert operations in the Eastern Cape’, in C.
Schutte, I. Liebenberg & A. Minnaar (eds), The Hidden Hand: Covert
Operations in South Africa (Pretoria: HSRC, 1998), pp. 213–22.
Ashis Nandy, ‘Cominghome: religion
fire, anxiety about castration, or the
fetishising of weapons may also be illuminated by psychoanalytic
interpretation. Michael Selig’s essay ‘Boys Will be Men:
Oedipal Drama in ComingHome’ (1978) and Antony
Easthope’s critique of The Deer Hunter are examples of
psychoanalytic commentary on war films. 14
Gender analysis of American war films has been largely
living being and then revert to its previous condition as an abstraction.
‘Night Walks’, one of the essays collected as The Uncommercial Traveller in 1861, describes Dickens’s attempt to deal with insomnia ‘by the brisk treatment of getting up directly after lying down, and going out, and cominghome tired at sunrise’. 2 In the course of these night walks he encounters the ‘houseless’ and temporarily shares the condition of ‘houselessness’. The words ‘houseless’ and ‘houselessness’ are no longer current (we would now say ‘homeless’ and ‘homelessness’), 3 a fact
from Corsica was very near at hand. My portmanteaux
and bags lay strewn all over my rooms, and Johnson, up to his eyes in packing, was
inclined to be irritable.
“I can’t think what’s come to that dog, Sir,” he remarked one morning, “a-whining
and a-whimpering he is – fit to drive mad.”
I also had noticed that Bonaparte seemed restless, and had surprised him more
than once staring miserably at the luggage.
“Come here, Bonaparte,” I said, “what’s the matter with you today? You surely
can’t imagine that I’m going to leave you behind? Don’t you know that you’re
been there for centuries. I was cominghome. I am the sugar
at the bottom of the English cup of tea. I am the sweet
tooth, the sugar plantations that rotted generations of
English children’s teeth … That is the outside history that
is inside the history of the English. There is no English
history without that other history. 33
Meanings of development and the ordering of (im)mobility
Luke de Noronha
they will be safe and well supported on their
return, then they are more likely to accept their deportation.
This attempt at persuasion is most apparent in the
15-minute short film ComingHome to Jamaica, funded and
produced by the UK government, which showcases ‘reintegration services’ in Jamaica, focusing mostly on NODM (the video
was also funded through the Reintegration and Rehabilitation
Programme).20 According to the Foreign and Commonwealth
Office on its YouTube channel, the video is intended to ‘give
deported migrants a visual impression of what to expect
-seth [recompense , restitution] by oblacioun / For þe þefte of Palladioun’ (IV.6177–8). In this sense, its narrative trajectory is both fitting and all the more subversive, piling a false oath on top of the theft. Like an insincere speech act in Austinian terms, the Horse is still a gift, but an unhappy one, which both symbolizes and exemplifies the darker cycles of vengeance that characterize the Trojan story.
The cominghome of these long-laid-down exchanges gives direction to the final sections of Book IV of the Troy Book , pointed especially through the
's veteran status from the war is held up as a clear motivation for his disenchantment. The film provides alternative succour to other movies – ComingHome , The Deer Hunter – as to what the war's and homecoming's real legacy was. An end montage sequence envisages Cathy travelling the length and breadth of America, searching its soul before returning to Simmons's farm and Rachel, hoping to instil something in the young girl – hope, providence – while still surrounded by rancour and recrimination.
An economy propped up by the Wall Street boom that had burst in
succeeded by going to work outside the department on free trade policy in Europe's evolving single market. Under New Labour he took a series of permanent secretary positions before ‘cominghome’ to head the department. He also watched despairingly as ministers came and went rapidly without any ideas or policies. His department was serially restructured and under constant threat. He saw the best course of action as keeping ahead of his critics by shrinking the department faster than they demanded:
Then in 2006/7 we