Migrant geographies and European politics of irregular migration Globalisation is frequently thought to cause an unbounded movement of capital, people, information, culture and goods. However, there is an often neglected flip side to this globalised mobility: the increased international collaboration on border controls aimed at restricting the movements of people who have been forced to migrate because of war, destitution, persecution or environmental reasons. This securitisation of borders constructs categories of included and excluded populations; and the
This book analyses Anna of Denmark’s material and visual patronage at the Stuart courts, examining her engagement with a wide array of expressive media including architecture, garden design, painting, music, dress, and jewellery. Encompassing Anna’s time in Denmark, England, and Scotland, it establishes patterns of interest and influence in her agency, while furthering our knowledge of Baltic-British transfer in the early modern period. Substantial archival work has facilitated a formative re-conceptualisation of James and Anna’s relationship, extended our knowledge of the constituents of consortship in the period, and has uncovered evidence to challenge the view that Anna followed the cultural accomplishments of her son, Prince Henry. This book reclaims Anna of Denmark as the influential and culturally active royal woman that her contemporaries knew. Combining politics, culture, and religion across the courts of Denmark, Scotland, and England, it enriches our understanding of royal women’s roles in early modern patriarchal societies and their impact on the development of cultural modes and fashions. This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on early modern Europe in the disciplines of Art and Architectural History, English Literature, Theatre Studies, History, and Gender Studies. It will also attract a wide range of academics working on early modern material and visual culture, and female patronage, while members of the public who enjoy the history of courts and the British royals will also find it distinctively appealing.
Precarious objects is a book about activism and design. The context is the changes in work and employment from permanent to precarious arrangements in the twenty-first century in Italy. The book presents design interventions that address precarity as a defuturing force affecting political, social and material conditions. Precarious objects shows how design objects, called here ‘orientation devices’, recode political communication and reorient how things are imagined, produced and circulated. It also shows how design as a practice can reconfigure material conditions and prefigure ways to repair some of the effects of precarity on everyday life. Three microhistories illustrate activist repertoires that bring into play design, and design practices that are grounded in activism. While the vitality, experimental nature and traffic between theory and praxis of social movements in Italy have consistently attracted the interest of activists, students and researchers in diverse fields, there exists little in the area of design research. This is a study of design activism at the intersection of design theory and cultural research for researchers and students interested in design studies, cultural studies, social movements and Italian studies.
: Cultural Transfer and European Politics, c.1500–1800 (London, 2017), which focus on exchange processes underpinning case studies of sculpture, theatre, architecture, interior furnishings, and the pictorial arts in Europe, while the latter uncovers the central role played by female consorts as agents and facilitators of transfer. Publication details are provided in the following chapters and bibliography. 12 For Jacobean and Caroline England, this has been explored most extensively by scholars of literature and theatre and considered discussions are found in, for example
Übermensch. Nietzsche’s historic association with the right-wing political agenda of European politics was the result of ideological manipulation, but also resulted from the intentionally ambiguous nature of his Übermensch. As early as 1911 Alfred Richard Orage (1911: 71) wrote in his biography of Nietzsche: ‘The truth is, Nietzsche himself found it impossible really to describe the Superman’. F. C. Copleston (1942: 231) wrote in 1942 that it is ‘absurd’ to look for a definition of the Übermensch in Nietzsche since the concept represents ‘man-surpassed’ who ‘is not yet but
Atlantic ocean, so the peninsula lost much of the strategic importance it had until the colonisation of the Americas. 5 The legacy of this period represented a latent danger that needed to be constantly exorcised if Italy was to continue as a unified country. Post-unification Italians knew that it was necessary to avoid Italy's fragmentation at all costs, as well as the ensuing risks of recolonisation and irrelevance in European politics – and the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries exemplified such risks
me a while to realise that the categories that had served the representatives of the Red Cross –such as ‘repatriation’ to describe the transfer of Palestinian women to Transjordan –was part of a European political jargon that had come into being during two world wars and in the extended, systematic relocation of populations in Europe after the end of World War II.8 The neutrality that this jargon used by international organisations claims to express actually acknowledges and sanctifies only the sovereign power of nation-states in which these organisations
political context, Social Media and European Politics: Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era , ed. Mauro Barisione and Asimina Michailidou (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) . In art history, some new avenues come from outside the field: see, example, the work of literary scholar Rochelle Gold, “Reparative Social Media: Resonance and Critical Cosmopolitanism in Digital Art,” Criticism , vol. 59, no. 1 (Winter 2017), 123–47 . Part of the difficulty, as anyone consulting the
had been circulating in Indo-European political circles since the 1920s, when Indonesian nationalism first raised the spectre of discrimination against people of mixed ethnicity. The issue became more urgent in 1946 when anti-colonial militias murdered thousands of Eurasians during the so-called bersiap emergency, and nationalist forces concentrated tens of thousands more in ‘protection’ camps. 8 Even so, the impact of the migration lobby on Dutch foreign policy in the late 1940s was ironic, given that most of the
, they immigrated to New York City in 1846, where the elder Nast continued to follow European politics closely. 18 As in Italy, the German revolution sought national unity and democratic self-rule, but was quashed by powerful imperial forces. When Garibaldi visited New York City between 1850 and 1851, he was lauded as a republican hero by many German ’48ers. Yet in his