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Martin Ferguson Smith

, August 1908. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries historical pageants were in great vogue in England, so much so that the term “pageantitis” was coined to describe the widespread enthusiasm for them. A pageant was a colourful outdoor spectacle depicting and dramatising, in a series of episodes or tableaux, the history of a locality. The great majority of participants were amateurs, even if the event was professionally organised and directed. The spread of pageantitis in

in In and out of Bloomsbury
Counter-terrorism and insurgency policies and civil society in Colombia
Saúl M. Rodriguez-Hernandez
Julio- César Cepeda- Ladino

United States. However, aside from other Latin American countries, the fall of communism did not mean the end of local left-wing guerrillas. On the contrary, local guerrillas, particularly FARC, enhanced their military power to fight against the government. Thus the term “narcoterrorism” was coined in the United States to catalogue the ambiguous situation in Colombia, and for that

in Counter-terrorism and civil society
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Queering Islam and micropolitical disorientation
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

exclusively to the allegedly decadent Ottoman period, however, and it certainly did not involve only platonic relationships. Nonetheless, the terms homosexuality and homosexual do not automatically equate with what takes place in Muslim-majority countries. As El-Rouayheb also reminds us, the terms homosexualität was coined in the late 1860s by Austro-Hungarian writer Karl Maria Kertbeny, but it is not necessarily synonymous with the much older concept of sodomy . He cites Michel Foucault’s idea that the term sodomite could only apply ‘to the perpetrator of an act

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Medical and ethics writing of death and transplantation
Sara Wasson

with certainties, albeit in contrasting ways. By contrast, in my final cluster of examples, a clinical necropoetics is used with a different emphasis, managing uncertainty by creating a liminal space using highly Gothicised tropes, yet emptied of horror. In this, these texts exemplify the cultural trend mentioned earlier, for Gothic to increasingly lack the affective charge of earlier uses. Numerous terms for the cadaveric donor were coined between 1966 and 1997, at conferences and in journal articles exploring the new deaths. At the CIBA Foundation Conference on

in Transplantation Gothic
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Rebecca Pates
Julia Leser

fears to an extent that international observers coined the term ‘German angst’ as a characterisation of the German national character. On the occasion of the celebrations surrounding the German unification in 1990, the UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher met with six academic experts on German politics and history to discuss ‘the Germans themselves and their characteristics’; in the memorandum, the prime minister’s private secretary at the time, Charles Powell, wrote: Like other nations, [the Germans] had certain characteristics, which you could identify from

in The wolves are coming back
Lesboratories as affective spaces
Tuula Juvonen

even further; to consider the formative power of the materiality of the entangled intra-actions that take place within these spaces. Coining the apparatus of entangled material and social intra-actions as a lesboratory draws attention to the productive and affective role it has in producing the idea of a lesbian. As I have demonstrated, the materiality of these two different

in Affective intimacies
Lorenzo Gasbarri

reflects its capacity to autonomously contribute to the formation of customary international law. The aim of the following pages will be to describe an alternative framework able to reconcile these two faces of the same coin. Consider this paradox: while certain institutional organs play a major part in the identification and application of customary law, they refuse to acknowledge the role of their organization. For instance, the International Court of Justice actively contributes to the identification of customary law while avoiding taking a stance on the role of the

in International organisations, non-State actors, and the formation of customary international law
Post-war French polar, from Becker to Corneau
Philippe Met

the classy, glamorous Champs-Elysées more often than not conjoined as two sides of the same coin;4 or with centrally located, fashionable and opulent neighbourhoods like Place Vendôme as choice targets for the ultimate heist, hyperbolically ‘the biggest take since the rape of the Sabines’, to borrow from the sensationalist newspaper headlines of Du Rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955). The Montmartre area, above all, was to acquire the status of a quasi-obligatory structural unit, in not only topographical but also narrative and stylistic terms. This was in

in Screening the Paris suburbs
The evolution and implications of the ‘Xinjiang mode’ of counterterrorism
Michael Clarke

‘Xinjiang mode’ of counterterrorism which combines the counter-insurgency (COIN) models adopted by the West (primarily the United States) in its ‘War on Terrorism’ with China's own ‘public security’ and ‘governance’ models to, in effect, create a counterterrorism strategy defined by militarization, surveillance, and ideological ‘remoulding’. The central objective of the ‘Xinjiang mode’ is to not only prevent ‘terrorism’ before it occurs but also to pre-empt its very possibility by identifying and ‘remoulding’ individuals who display ‘abnormal’ behaviours

in The Xinjiang emergency
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Positive punk
Richard Cabut

Before goth, there was positive punk, a term coined by Richard Cabut. Writing as Richard North for NME, he outlined the foundations of what later soon became known as goth. However, the influences, ideas and aesthetics of this were first developed in fanzines such as Cabut’s Kick. Here he recalls what informed his notion of a ‘positive punk’

in Ripped, torn and cut