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A techno-bestiary of drones in art and war
Claudette Lauzon

, ‘Drone manifesto’, 13. 50 D. Gregory, ‘The everywhere war’, The Geographical Journal , 177:3 (September 2011) : 242. 51 L. Suchman, ‘Frankenstein’s problem’, in U. Schultze, M. Aanestad, M. Mahring, C. Osterlung and K. Riemer (eds), Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology (Proceedings of the WG 8.2 Working Conference on the Interaction of Information Systems and the Organization, IS&O 2018, San Francisco, CA, 11–12 December, 2018, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018) , 17. 52

in Drone imaginaries
Monsters of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

streets of Rome. Monster – from monstrere/monter – means to show, to put on display, as the monstrance ritually displays the sacred host, for example. Monsters de-­ monster-­ ate boundaries, the mysteries that lie beyond 144 Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling the limit of what can be known (as in the usage ‘here be monsters’ on explorers’ maps) and not only the obscurities beyond external limits but internal darknesses too, for the Other turns out to be the Other in the interior. Mary Shelley’s monster created by Dr Frankenstein represents the paradox and ambivalence

in From prosperity to austerity
Constructing the Rhine
Joanne Yao

can seldom be drawn faster than at the rate of six English miles a day, against the stream’, requiring a fortnight to make the journey (Radcliffe 2009 [1794] : 153). In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , published in 1818, Dr. Frankenstein attempts to journey by boat from Switzerland to Rotterdam along the Rhine and then back to England. As expected, Frankenstein describes the ruined castles, tremendous precipices, and meandering river being so captivating that ‘even I, depressed in mind, and my spirits continually agitated by

in The ideal river
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The day the Government fell
Timothy Noël Peacock

the Government to deal with the issue of the Scotland Act’s repeal in a way which would stave off SNP criticism have already been highlighted in contemporary reflections. The most famous of these methods was Foot’s proposal to use a parliamentary technicality of voting against the repeal in order to keep the legislation, but not then implementing it, an initiative known variously within the Government as ‘the Frankenstein solution’ or ‘the Frankenstein formula’. This course of action would leave open the prospect of revisiting devolution after a general election

in The British tradition of minority government
Icebergs as planetary travellers
Elizabeth Leane

potential implication of human action in its creation made it seem more like Frankenstein's monster, with humanity's hubris found not in challenging nature but in tangling with it. Over the subsequent weeks, then, as announcements of A-68's arrival turned to interpretations of its significance, reports of the berg took on an increasingly concerned and politicized tone. Vice News gave readers ‘3 reasons to worry about that huge iceberg that broke off Antarctica’ (the instability of the shelf, sea-level rise and the event being ‘a sign of things to come

in Ice humanities

occasion elsewhere. Genetically modified (GM) crops The advent of genetic engineering has allowed the modification of crops to provide greater yields or resistance to pests thus enhancing productivity. However, during the late 1990s food scares and lurid media headlines about ‘Frankenstein foods’ 67 or ‘mutant porkies’ 68 fuelled British public concern about the safety of these techniques. Government figures indicated that in 2002, ‘68% of UK adults claimed to be very or fairly concerned about food safety

in Supreme emergency
Brian Hanley

unchanged. The leadership is new. The structures are new. The ideology is new. The ultimate aims are new. The mentality and the methods have a new and amoral ruthlessness. The new IRA is a radically new phenomenon – and it is a sinister one. It is now taking shape as a movement alien to Irish tradition and values. Some of the men who mobilised it in 1970 must now have difficulty in recognising it as the same movement. What they created has become a Frankenstein, out of their control, with which many of them must now be disillusioned, and many of them now may even be

in The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79
Mads Qvortrup

take over the control of humans; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is not that different from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Works of varying intellectual merit, to be sure, but both expressions of the same concern; that technologies have taken control – to the detriment, rather than to the benefit, of mankind. (A fact which, more than anything, is evident in the history of warfare. As military historian John Keegan (1993: 359–61) has shown, the increasing number of casualties in wars – civilian as well as non-civilian – is a direct consequence of technological

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Prisoners of the past

This book examines the impact that nostalgia has had on the Labour Party’s political development since 1951. In contrast to existing studies that have emphasised the role played by modernity, it argues that nostalgia has defined Labour’s identity and determined the party’s trajectory over time. It outlines how Labour, at both an elite and a grassroots level, has been and remains heavily influenced by a nostalgic commitment to an era of heroic male industrial working-class struggle. This commitment has hindered policy discussion, determined the form that the modernisation process has taken and shaped internal conflict and cohesion. More broadly, Labour’s emotional attachment to the past has made it difficult for the party to adjust to the socioeconomic changes that have taken place in Britain. In short, nostalgia has frequently left the party out of touch with the modern world. In this way, this book offers an assessment of Labour’s failures to adapt to the changing nature and demands of post-war Britain.

Harry Blutstein

10 Global Fifth Amendment You are my creator, but I am your master­– ­obey. … Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein) The accidental libertarian Having spent his professional life as an academic, public intellectual and media commentator, Richard Epstein built his reputation on his uncompromising libertarian interpretations of the US constitution. His views are almost always controversial, attracting attacks from academics, politicians and even conservatives. His expertise and passion are for the US legal system, out of

in The ascent of globalisation