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Working memory

‘post’ in postindustrial suggests a period after something else. But other ‘posts’ (postmodern, post-­traumatic, postpartum, post-punk) remind us that, even if we are situated chronologically after something, we are not necessarily over it. Working memory The production of postindustrial space is one historically specific iteration of a process I call working memory. If memory refers to a connection forged between past and present, then working memory suggests, most obviously, a connection between past and present forms of work. How might workers in a so

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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a contrary development, in that the more segments of a population develop their identities as part of public society, the more possibilities there are for plural or multicultural identities, which may be simple alternatives to prevailing identities or, like punk in the 1970s, a deliberate eschewing of expensive or dominant style. There was a movement from a horizontally diverse to a vertically diverse society, a development with several possible consequences. One possible consequence is that resentments arising from dissatisfied emulation which previously would

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Milton, Harrington and the Williamite monarchy, 1698–1714

will maintain, / incourage merit, and leud vice restrain. / Our Laws, Religion, Arms, our coin and trade, / All flourish under him, before decay’d’.85 William would bring both the ‘branch of peace, and thunderbolt of War’: the free state of Britain would become an anti-tyrannical force ‘to free those who slavish fetters wear’.86 For Toland the more urgent war was to be fought against the instruments of spiritual slavery, the ‘swarming herds of crafty priests and monks, / the female orders of religious punks, / Cardinals, Patriarchs, Metropolitans, / Franciscans

in Republican learning
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The ethics and politics of research with the ‘far right’

forced migrants, drug users, punks and skinheads) had attracted constructively critical responses from academic colleagues on methodological questions (field relations, mutual responsibilities and obligations between researcher and research subjects, trust and verification, exit from the field etc.). This time the very act of ethnographic engagement with the EDL seemed to evoke moral indignation. I found myself accused of not taking a significantly ‘critical position’ in relation to my research subjects and of ‘implying’ my support for EDL views. Clearly the study of

in Loud and proud