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The politics of ‘Crazyspace’, children’s television and the case of The Demon Headmaster
Máire Messenger Davies

’s necessary to start your life. It gives you things like – GIRL 2: Freedom. BOY 2: You’d have to get rid of every child in the world as well. [Everybody: yeah, yeah.] BOY 1: With every child it would be impossible. GIRL 1: You’d have to get rid of everybody on the other side of the world. INT.: So we think it would be a bad idea? GIRL 1: A totally bad idea. Pursuing issues of credibility and likelihood, plus the abuse of power, they then discussed not just the realism, or otherwise, of turning a person into a lizard but what was more important to

in Popular television drama
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Suicide and the Gothic in modern Japanese literature and culture
Katarzyna Ancuta

herself and to hurt others. Although never identified as Gothic, all the texts examined in this chapter employ a variety of Gothic conventions – from monstrous landscapes and Gothic heroes, victims and villains torn by internal conflict, to depictions of cruelty and violence, often sexualised, grotesque monstrous bodies and minds, disease, political upheaval, abuse of power, conflicts of memory, trauma and haunting. While the portrayal of suicide in modern Japanese texts can be contextualised as Gothic, these texts also demonstrate that

in Suicide and the Gothic
Guilt, regret and suicide in three ghost stories by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
William Hughes

– provide a reminder of tangible and terrible deeds, force the remembrance of things suppressed, prompt if not confessions then at least acknowledgement of occluded crimes which the subject might well have hoped would have remained buried up to and after their own sepulture. If Harbottle and Barton unequivocally deserve moral condemnation on account of their fatal abuses of power, Jennings represents a more problematic reflex of the motif of spectral persecution as it is presented in the first three stories of In a Glass Darkly . The shy

in Suicide and the Gothic
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Carrie Tarr

, the lack of petrol and vegetables. But its focus on personal revolt ties in with the social revolution underpinning May 1968 which called into question conventional hierarchies and divisions in French society. Anne’s revolt against her bourgeois mother, motivated by her mother’s unjustifiable refusal to let her see her working-class boyfriend, highlights the rigidities and prejudices of the bourgeoisie and their abuse of power

in Diane Kurys
Spanishness, dark comedy and horror
Juan F. Egea

Mario Conde and ‘maverick’ financiers such as Javier de la Rosa. The so-called cultura del pelotazo (a culture of political corruption and abuse of power for financial gain) was in full swing. Taken as a whole, this economic, demographic and moral context reframes Justino’s killing. The outcome of financial hard times and a get-rich-quick boom, Justino’s actions express not only rebellion against but

in Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre
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The Gothic in Northanger Abbey
Robert Miles

, the Vladimir Propp of the Gothic, for whom the father is just another motif. But for Catherine the genealogy of the Gothic reaches back past secret manuscripts to some initial, undisclosed, paternal abuse of power. In a curious reversal of roles, Henry, not Catherine, is the truly literal-minded; for him, Gothic discovery amounts to no more than the physical apprehension of manuscripts, whereas for

in Gothic writing 1750–1820
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Security politics and identity policy
Anthony Burke

the less meaning it has as a concept, becoming merely a byword for cruelty and the abuse of power. This is to introduce the worst kind of postmodernism into the heart of social life, enacting the dystopic vision of Jean Baudrillard who argued in 1981 that societies were becoming hostage to a process of ‘substituting signs of the real for the real itself; that is, an operation to deter every real

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Bronagh Hinds

designed to safeguard the terms of the GFA and prevent the representatives of either community riding roughshod over those of the other. Other parties regarded the DUP action as a misuse of the safeguard and an abuse of power by the largest party to defend its own narrow party interests when it did not have the votes to defeat it ‘properly or honourably’ (ibid., quoting Dawn

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
Opportunities for a security dialogue
Dmitry Polikanov

executors try to impose their own agenda on decision-makers. The EU prefers to deal with present-day threats (some of which are ‘post-modernistic’) and has a slightly different order of priorities. These are terrorism linked with violent religious extremism, WMD proliferation, regional conflicts, state failure associated with corruption and abuse of power, organised crime and

in The security dimensions of EU enlargement
The impact of the ‘Orange Revolution’ on EU–Ukraine relations
Rosaria Puglisi

things, at progressively integrating the Ukrainian energy market into the EU, thereby enhancing the state’s energy security. Standing in the freezing cold, waving their orange banners, Ukrainians demonstrating against the rigged Presidential elections in the autumn of 2004 could have hardly imagined that their exasperated reaction to years of corruption and abuse of power would

in The security dimensions of EU enlargement