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Political apathy and the poetry of Derek Mahon
George Legg

2 ‘Middle-­class shits’: political apathy and the poetry of Derek Mahon ‘Wonders are many and none is more wonderful than man’ Who has tamed the terrier, trimmed the hedge And grasped the principle of the watering can. Clothes pegs litter the window ledge And the long ships lie in clover; washing lines Shake out white linen over the chalk thanes. Now we are safe from monsters, and the giants Who tore up sods twelve miles by six And hurled them out to sea to become islands Can worry us no more. The sticks And stones that once broke bones will not now harm A

in Northern Ireland and the politics of boredom
Digital Skills Training and the Systematic Exclusion of Refugees in Lebanon
Rabih Shibli
Sarah Kouzi

programme to shift its attention to those few opportunities that the local market could provide. However, under the impact of the recent economic and financial crisis, these opportunities have increasingly faded too. In a span of less than three years, Lebanon went from a country known for its growing middle class to one with an inflation rate of over 240 per cent 8 and a dramatic unemployment rate 50.1 per cent in 2022 (16.2 per cent in 2018–19). 9 As part of ‘Future of Food

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Aid Industry and the ‘Me Too’ Movement
Charlotte Lydia Riley

’ ( Guardian , 2018 ). It is not that everyone within NGOs refuses to accept that this problem exists or its potential severity, but Goldring’s comments demonstrate a tendency among white, male, middle-class figures who are senior in these organisations – who are unlikely themselves to be the target of sexual harassment, abuse or intimidation – to downplay the risk of this occurring and to respond to accusations slowly and reluctantly. British

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Visual Advocacy in the Early Decades of Humanitarian Cinema
Valérie Gorin

ended with local charities and national committees (e.g. the International Socialist Congress, the miners, the International Suffrage Alliance, the International Women’s Committee) contacting film departments of aid agencies to offer theatrical and non-theatrical venues, including meeting halls, clubs, schools, or churches. Moviegoers ranged from working- to middle-class, with a prevalence of female adults. Cinema also became a mobile technology after World War I, traveling from city centers to remote and rural locations. Mixing different filmic genres such as ‘social

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Gender Norm Change during Displacement?
Michelle Lokot

: Zed Books ), pp. 1 – 17 . Droeber , J. ( 2005 ), Dreaming of Change: Young Middle-Class Women and Social Transformation in Jordan ( Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV ). Fluri , J. ( 2012 ), ‘ Capitalizing on Bare Life: Sovereignty, Exception

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan
Dina Sidhva
Ann-Christin Zuntz
Ruba al Akash
Ayat Nashwan
, and
Areej Al-Majali

their sons’ wages. While power inequalities between Syrian women are not new, they have been exacerbated by the loss of resources in displacement. Our findings come from research with a small, and highly specific, sample: Syrian women from rural and working-class backgrounds, and with low levels of formal education. It remains to be seen whether middle-class, and more highly educated, Syrian women, may have experienced similar shifts in their families and work in exile. Our

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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All about that base
Thomas Prosser

Alberto Garzón: ‘There’s still a lot of work to do among abstainers, like the marginalized people in my home region of Malaga who won’t have a sandwich to eat this Christmas.’ Jean-Luc Mélenchon: ‘Don’t fool yourself Alberto, the poor aren’t going to vote. You must learn from the Latin American experience. You win with the support of the middle classes; once you’re in office, you can reach the marginalized with social policy.’ (Meeting between French new-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Spanish left-wing leaders, Madrid, January 2015) 1 The rise

in What’s in it for me?
Reflections on the erosion of a paradigmatic case of social democracy
Jenny Andersson

legacy of the Third Way is exerting a heavy influence on social democracy’s capacity to respond to crisis. The chapter considers three dimensions to this: first, there is the question of ideology and world-view and particularly the way that social democratic ideology has, since the 1990s, been oriented around market making and the middle-class subject; second, there is the question of institutional change and the privatisations and financialisation of the Swedish model; and, third, an issue that is not dealt with specifically in the A paradigmatic case of social

in European social democracy during the global economic crisis
Bill Jones

which voted for it? Experience can be found to support several interpretations but it would seem that, in the wake of a landslide victory, governments assume broad authority to interpret their ‘mandate’ as they think fit. The diminishing influence of class on voting As the country which first experienced the Industrial Revolution, Britain, by the early twentieth century, had a well defined and clearly stratified class system, with working-class people (for the most part, those working with their hands) living in older parts of the big cities and the middle classes

in British politics today
Paul Kelemen

early 1920s, about two million Jews had migrated to the United States and the Jewish population in Britain increased from about 60,000 to 300,000, changing the size and character of Anglo-Jewry. ‘It converted’, Schneier Levenberg, the leading intellectual of Poale Zion in Britain, later noted, ‘what was by then an increasingly middle class and religiously latitudinarian community, acculturated to British habits and ideals, into one composed predominantly of proletarian, Yiddish speaking immigrants, mainly Orthodox in religion but with pockets of radical, even

in The British left and Zionism