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Community engagement and lifelong learning
Author: Peter Mayo

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.

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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
Editors: Thom Davies and Alice Mah

This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.

A distinctive politics?
Author: Richard Taylor

English radicalism has been a deep-rooted but minority tradition in the political culture since at least the seventeenth century. The central aim of this book is to examine, in historical and political context, a range of key events and individuals that exemplify English radicalism in the twentieth century. This analysis is preceded by defining precisely what has constituted this tradition; and by the main outline of the development of the tradition from the Civil War to the end of the nineteenth century. Three of the main currents of English radicalism in the twentieth century have been the labour movement, the women’s movement and the peace movement. These are discussed in some detail, as a framework for the detailed consideration of ten key representative figures of the tradition in the twentieth century: Bertrand Russell, Sylvia Pankhurst, Ellen Wilkinson, George Orwell, E.P. Thompson, Michael Foot, Joan Maynard, Stuart Hall, Tony Benn and Nicolas Walter. The question of ‘agency’ – of how to bring about radical change in a predominantly conservative society and culture – has been a fundamental issue for English radicals. It is argued that, in the twentieth century, many of the important achievements in progressive politics have taken place in and through extra-parliamentary movements, as well as through formal political parties and organisations – the Labour Party and other socialist organisations – and on occasion, through libertarian and anarchist politics. The final chapter considers the continuing relevance of this political tradition in the early twenty-first century, and reviews its challenges and prospects.

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Ben Cohen and Eve Garrard

contemporary antisemitism is the impulse to treat such of the antisemitism as there is acknowledged (by whomever) to be – in Europe, in the Arab world – as a pure epiphenomenon of the Israel–Palestine conflict. One instance of this was the statement by film director Ken Loach * in March 2009 that if there was a rise of antisemitism in Europe this was not surprising: ‘it is perfectly understandable ’ (my emphasis), he was reported as saying, ‘because Israel feeds feelings of antisemitism’. The key word here is ‘understandable’. This might just mean ‘capable of being

in The Norman Geras Reader
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Aspects of the ‘triangular’ relations between Europeans, Muslims and Jews
Amikam Nachmani

–5 January 2015. The Dawn of Direct Democracy Party entered the Czech Chamber of Deputies with 14 seats in the 200-seat Chamber for the first time in the October 2013 elections, gaining 6.88 per cent of the votes. 15 Silvia Aloisi, ‘Italian senator calls for “Pig Day” against mosques’, EuropeNews (13 September 2007), http://europenews.dk/en/node/921 (accessed 16 August 2015). 16 Wikipedia, ‘Theo van Gogh’, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_​van_​Gogh _​ (film_​director) (accessed 16 August 2015); Donadio, ‘Provocateur’s death haunts the Dutch’. 17 ‘Ayaan Hirsi Ali

in Haunted presents
Carla Konta

visitors of USIS from the 1950s onwards. Among them, the linguist Stjepko Težak; the writer and literature professor Tomislav Sabljak; the writers Branislav Glumac and Luko Paljetak; the painters Josip Vaništa and Mirko Rački, and sculptor Milena Lah; the composer Bruno Bjelinski; the film director Obrad Gluščević (whose wife Maja worked in the library), and his colleague Krsto Papić; the cinematographer Goran Trbuljak; the music critics Dražen Vrdoljak and Mladen Raukar; the lawyer Vladimir Ibler; the art historian and academic professor Vera Horvat-Pintarić; the ballet

in US public diplomacy in socialist Yugoslavia, 1950–70
Duncan Wheeler

( Life Goes On ) (1965) was only awarded a classification after numerous cuts were made and, even then, the film had limited distribution. 86 In relation to Buero Vallejo’s El tragaluz ( The Skylight ), the censor requested that references to the hardships of the post-Civil War period be softened, but sceptical comments about Spain’s reputed modernisation and development had to be excised completely. 87 Neo-realist film director Francesco Rosi publicly asked for his name to be removed from the credits of Spanish–Italian co-production Il momento

in Following Franco
Keeping watch on the Communists 1933–39
Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

well established in London. His wife Ilse had followed him to London at the end of 1933. From 1936, they lived at 52 Parliament Hill, in a flat owned by the Communist film director and producer Ralph Bond. During the 1930s, Bond was making a name as a documentary film-maker; he was also known to MI5 as a member of the CPGB. Through John Grierson, Bond had been offered a job as production manager at the GPO Film Unit, a role which enabled him to give Meyer the opportunity to write and edit music for GPO documentary films. 10_Charmian_Ch-8.indd 87 9/4/2013 5:47:28 PM

in A matter of intelligence
The Free German League of Culture
Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Stefan Zweig and the film director Berthold Viertel. Of these, only Kokoschka remained in his position throughout the seven years of the League’s existence. The emphasis on cultural rather than political aims reflected the restrictions on overt political activity imposed on refugees by the British government. For the League, and its Austrian counterpart, the Austrian Centre, cultural associations were also a surrogate for political activity: politics by other means.1 The League quickly attracted the attention of MI5 which, together with Special Branch, kept it and its

in A matter of intelligence
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A tool of environmental justice in Ecuadorian toxic tours
Amelia Fiske

, tourists, Chevron shareholders, politicians, and documentary film directors (Berlinger 2009). The students hold out their cell phones, recording as he tells them how his first child was born unable to develop properly and died a week after b­ irth – w ­ hich he explains was because his wife drank contaminated water while pregnant. This was an era, he says, when nobody knew that DAVIES & MAH 9781526137029 PRINT.indd 131 08/06/2020 15:32 132 Sensing and witnessing injustice p­ etroleum was toxic. Nobody understood what oil operations would come to mean for the region

in Toxic truths