6 Narrative forms and shapes Introduction In line with previous chapters, this one continues the argument developing throughout this book of the ways in which ‘old age’ come to be attributed to older people and how this is experienced subjectively. I have so far explored this with regard to temporality, intra-generational relations and selfhood. In so doing, I have privileged narrative accounts and interpersonal interactions. This chapter shifts gears somewhat by turning its attention to distinctive characteristics of narrative style and activity among my
Childhood identity employed to govern 6 The forms of childhood identity employed to govern We may not share an essence, a soul, an identity or any other fixed attributes with others. But there is one status that we do share, and that is our status as subjects of government. That is to say, like so many others, we are inhabitants of regimes that act upon our own conduct in the proclaimed interest of our individual and collective well-being. (Rose, 1999: 284) Introduction For the purpose of this study ‘childhood identity’ is not regarded as a stable category
3817 Integration, locality 2nd version:Layout 1 22/6/12 12:45 Page 122 5 Miss Nigeria, and emergent forms of life Invention and imitation, taken together, form, one may say, the entire warp and woof of human life, in so far as it is social. (William James) Serena was running upstairs to the hotel dressing room when she saw Fiona Murphy. She tried to catch her breath while explaining that her best friend’s makeup artist had yet to arrive. Part way through an account of her day’s activities, she suddenly interrupted herself: ‘Emmanuella is waiting; come on
6 New forms of republican (in)activism: éirígí and RNU There are two ways to be wrong about the Internet. One is to embrace cyberutopianism and treat the Internet as inherently democratizing. Just leave it alone, the argument goes, and the Internet will destroy dictatorships, undermine religious fundamentalism, and make up for failures of institutions.1 éirígí and RNU: guerrilla media, propaganda and the public sphere Situating republican activism within the structural confines of the public sphere and counterpublic structures allows us to conceptualize and
Nineteenth-century international law imbibed the racist virus. The twentieth century attempted to find an escape through fundamental, principled restatements of the equality and dignity of human beings and the worth of the cultures of humanity in all their subtlety and variety. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) was preceded by the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1963, and converted its premises into legally binding standards. The ICERD carried the hopes and aspirations of many in the international community for an international order of mutual respect and harmony among nations and peoples. This book tracks the debates that have shaped Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination's (CERD) policies and practices on disaggregated data over its first forty-five years. The UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance (WCAR) created an opportunity for the family of nations to engage in a global dialogue. The rights of indigenous peoples under international human rights law have greatly evolved with the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007. CERD's serious attention to the continuing role played by anti-Romani sentiment - anti-Gypsyism - in shaping the societies is required. The central concern of General Recommendation 35 (2013) of the CERD was to figure out and set out how the 'resources' of the ICERD can be optimally 'mobilised' for the purpose of combating racist hate speech.
racism, European exploitation and the marginalisation and oppression of groups racialised as inferior to white Europeanness. It consequently emphasises the fact that colonial oppression was and remains central to the making of European urbanity. Based on research into asylum seekers’ and refugees’ experiences of settling in Sheffield, a city located in the UK's midlands, it highlights the ways in which infrastructures – urban spaces, the built environment and housing systems in this case – are inscribed into and reproduce colonial forms of
In discussions of conflict, war and political violence, dead bodies count. Although the politics and practices associated with the collection of violent-death data are seldom subject to critical examination, they are crucial to how scholars and practitioners think about how and why conflict and violence erupt. Knowledge about conflict deaths – the who, what, where, when, why and how – is a form of expertise, created, disseminated and used by different agents. This article highlights the ways in which body counts are deployed as social facts and forms of knowledge that are used to shape and influence policies and practices associated with armed conflict. It traces the way in which conflict-death data emerged, and then examines critically some of the practices and assumptions of data collection to shed light on how claims to expertise are enacted and on how the public arena connects (or not) with scholarly conflict expertise.
The article will present the findings of ethnographic research into the Colombian and Mexican forensic systems, introducing the first citizen-led exhumation project made possible through the cooperation of scholars, forensic specialists and interested citizens in Mexico. The coupling evolution and mutual re-constitution of forensic science will be explored, including new forms of citizenship and nation building projects – all approached as lived experience – in two of Latin America‘s most complex contexts: organised crime and mass death.
This article describes the brutalisation of the bodies of Tutsi and Jewish victims in 1994 and during the Second World War, respectively, and contrasts the procedures adopted by killers to understand what these deadly practices say about the imaginaries at work in Rwanda and Poland. Dealing with the infernalisation of the body, which eventually becomes a form of physical control, this comparative work examines the development of groups and communities of killers in their particular social and historical context. Different sources are used, such as academic works, reports from victims organisations and non-governmental organisations, books, testimonies and film documentaries.
On 25 September 1911 the battleship Liberté exploded in Toulon harbour. This tragedy is just one of the many disasters that the French fleet suffered at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries and also represents the peak of these calamities, since it is undoubtedly the most deadly suffered by a French Navy ship in peacetime. The aim of this article is to study how the navy managed this disaster and the resulting deaths of service personnel, which were all the more traumatic because the incident happened in France’s main military port and in circumstances that do not match the traditional forms of death at sea.