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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

Given the significant similarities and differences between the welfare states of Northern Europe and their reactions to the perceived 'refugee crisis' of 2015, the book focuses primarily on the three main cases of Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Placed in a wider Northern European context – and illustrated by those chapters that also discuss refugee experiences in Norway and the UK – the Danish, Swedish and German cases are the largest case studies of this edited volume. Thus, the book contributes to debates on the governance of non-citizens and the meaning of displacement, mobility and seeking asylum by providing interdisciplinary analyses of a largely overlooked region of the world, with two specific aims. First, we scrutinize the construction of the 2015 crisis as a response to the large influx of refugees, paying particular attention to the disciplinary discourses and bureaucratic structures that are associated with it. Second, we investigate refugees’ encounters with these bureaucratic structures and consider how these encounters shape hopes for building a new life after displacement. This allows us to show that the mobility of specific segments of the world’s population continues to be seen as a threat and a risk that has to be governed and controlled. Focusing on the Northern European context, our volume interrogates emerging policies and discourses as well as the lived experiences of bureaucratization from the perspective of individuals who find themselves the very objects of bureaucracies.

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Dawn Lyon

writes ( 2004 : 17). When trying to grasp the rhythm of the street, he recommended the ‘marvellous invention’ of a balcony, and failing that a window, from where the flow of sounds and movements can be disentangled. At Billingsgate, I repeatedly found myself climbing the stairs and looking down on the market hall from the first-floor gallery in an effort to contain and clarify the sensory overload of being there. And here, the possibility of making a film based on time-lapse photography to ‘capture’ the rhythm of the market began to take shape. Lefebvre was

in Mundane Methods
A visual analysis of four frames of representation of ‘refugeeness’ in Swedish newspapers
Jelena Jovičić

are manifestations of power structures: the gaze of the photographer/film-maker directed at their subject, the counter gaze of the subject towards the photographer and the spectator of the image. There are also the gaze of the editors in charge of selecting the right image for publishing and, importantly, the gaze of the researcher while collecting and analysing these very images. Therefore, naming an event a refugee crisis is not only a matter of language, but also that of knowledge production and construction of specific realities. In relation to that, Rose (2016

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien, and Mark Taylor

noted in the introduction that much of the work on cultural and creative industries, and their associated occupations, has been shaped by policy definitions. As with the other parts of our analysis in this book, we are using the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) influential definition. DCMS’s well-known formation of creative industries covers nine occupational clusters: advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts; design (product, graphic, and fashion design); film, TV, radio, and photography; IT, software, and computer services; publishing; museums

in Culture is bad for you
The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations
Author: Richard Werbner

Anthropology after Gluckman places the intimate circle around Max Gluckman, his Manchester School, in the vanguard of modern social anthropology. The book discloses the School’s intense, argument-rich collaborations, developing beyond an original focus in south and central Africa. Where outsiders have seen dominating leadership by Gluckman, a common stock of problems, and much about conflict, Richard Werbner highlights how insiders were drawn to explore many new frontiers in fieldwork and in-depth, reflexive ethnography, because they themselves, in class and gender, ethnicity and national origins, were remarkably inclusive. Characteristically different anthropologists, their careers met the challenges of being a public intellectual, an international celebrity, an institutional good citizen, a social and political activist, an advocate of legal justice. Their living legacies are shown, for the first time, through interlinked social biography and intellectual history to reach broadly across politics, law, ritual, semiotics, development studies, comparative urbanism, social network analysis and mathematical sociology. Innovation – in research methods and techniques, in documenting people’s changing praxis and social relations, in comparative analysis and a destabilizing strategy of re-analysis within ethnography – became the School’s hallmark. Much of this exploration confronted troubling times in Africa, colonial and postcolonial, which put the anthropologists and their anthropological knowledge at risk. The resurgence of debate about decolonization makes the accounts of fierce, End of Empire argument and recent postcolonial anthropology all the more topical. The lessons, even in activism, for social scientists, teachers as well as graduate and undergraduate students are compelling for our own troubled times.

Christine Jarvis and Sarah Williamson

bags were made using printing techniques inspired by Cage, and a ‘John Cage Video Booth’ was set up to make a collaboratively constructed piece of video poetry from randomly selected words. Simple concertina journals with lino-printed covers were made together with handcrafted bookmarks to capture responses to the music and art on display. One activity also asked participants to respond in the form of a haiku (a three-line Japanese poem) and this became a film installation when the poem was typed using a vintage typewriter, filmed and projected. Over two hundred

in Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university
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Joe Turner

to show the violence of colonial rule and recover and forge new expressions of being in the world. Inversions In diverse environments, from migrant camp dispersals, to police stop and search, to protest movements, the use of photography to hold the state and its agents and international organisations to account has become increasingly powerful. Whether this is filming police violence (Wall and Linnemann 2014), or illegal detention practices, or physical and sexual abuse, photography is increasingly used to put pressure on states or to attempt to persecute

in Bordering intimacy
Gregory Schrempp

to tribal societies much less to some sort of imagined archaic phase of human existence. Elsewhere I offer extensive critiques of ‘scientific fire myths’ that occur in two recent books that lie on the serious end of popular science writing.2 Here3 I will round out the modern status of the fire myth by calling attention to, and offering some preliminary comments on, another, quite different venue in which something like the traditional fire myth appears – specifically, popular cinema. My focus will be a film that directly deals with gaining control of fire and which

in Framing cosmologies
Public and private negotiations of urban space in Manchester
Michael Atkins

see and recognise one another’s desire. Such unarticulated qualities of life require the use of more evocative, multi-dimensional and sensuous expressions than the realist documentary conventions of anthropology permit (Crapanzano 2004; Michael Atkins 89 Edwards 1999: 54). The use of conventional anthropological photography and film presented a number of practical and ethical problems in the context of my research. Many of the lads were suspicious of photography, seeing it as a form of surveillance and fearing the potential social, legal and personal

in Realising the city