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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.

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White male vulnerability as heterosexual fantasy
Susanna Paasonen

 stand on the stool. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. Light. Dark. Light. Dark. Light. I’m hungry. I eat the cheese. There is cheese in the fridge. Cheese with blue fur. When is Mommy coming home? Sometimes she comes home with him. I hate him. I hide when he comes. My favorite place is in my mommy’s closet. It smells of Mommy. It smells of Mommy when she’s happy. When is Mommy coming home? My bed is cold. And I am hungry. I have my blankie and my cars but not my mommy. When is Mommy coming home? (James, 2015: 216) Unlike the sad blue-​collar men of contemporary American film

in The power of vulnerability
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West Indian intellectual
Helen Carr

his Coming, Coming Home. Conversations II (St Martin: House of Nehesi, 2000), p. 24. 23 Stuart Hall, ‘The formation of a diasporic intellectual’, in David Morley and Kuan-Hsing Chen (eds), Stuart Hall: critical dialogues in cultural studies (London: Routledge, 1996), p. 501

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Janet Wolff

happiness of coming home again, it seemed to me, my friends, that there was nothing else I wanted in the whole world! At least, there was just one thing: I had an urgent, tireless, burning desire to work for the good of my native town and its people. For me, Manchester was always ‘home’. I am fortunate that I came back to a place where I still have close family members, old friends as well as new ones. During the years after I left, in 1965, I came home frequently – during my time at university in Birmingham, the dance study/secretarial period in London, and then more

in Austerity baby
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The bodyand counter-revolutionary warfare inapartheid South Africa
Nicky Rousseau

, 2003); TRC, Report, vol. 3, ch. 2; Anthony Minnaar, Conflict and Violence in Natal/ Kwazulu: Historical Perspectives (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1990). Mbembe, ‘Necropolitics’, p. 24. TRC, Report, vol. 2, pp. 463–9, 605–10. Ibid., p. 222. 5/15/2014 12:51:27 PM Apartheid South Africa  223 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 Louise Flannagan, ‘Covert operations in the Eastern Cape’, in C. Schutte, I. Liebenberg & A. Minnaar (eds), The Hidden Hand: Covert Operations in South Africa (Pretoria: HSRC, 1998), pp. 213–22. Ashis Nandy, ‘Coming home: religion

in Destruction and human remains
G. Honor Fagan

, indeed, the national trauma. Today, movement means travel or working abroad or ‘coming home’. The Irish media portray Ireland’s citizens as the ‘young Europeans’, computer literate, confident, citizens of the world. Migration, then, cannot have a simple meaning as a symptom of globalisation. It can signify expulsion or, as in Ireland today, success. The diaspora was once an integral element of Irish identity. Today, there is a move to ‘bring it home’ but home is not what it used to be. The Ireland of today has seen the full effect of the deterritorialisation of culture

in The end of Irish history?
Claude McKay’s experience and analysis of Britain
Winston James

collection. 3 These facts escape Wayne Cooper and Robert Reinders, who in their article on McKay’s visit to England, frame their argument around the notion of a black Briton coming home only to be disillusioned. It is as if McKay had not changed between 1911, when he wrote ‘Old England’, and December 1919

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Jenny Edkins

more suited to what I wanted to do. I began with a foundation course in the social sciences – and immediately it was like coming home intellectually. This was where I had wanted to be. The teaching of Stuart Hall in particular was an absolute inspiration. Encountering Marxism for the first time was extraordinary: why had I not come across this before? Conversations suddenly made sense for EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 19 22/02/2019 08:34 20 change and the politics of certainty the first time. It was amazing. And at that point I knew that I would like to carry

in Change and the politics of certainty
Leslie Haddon

), Blurring Boundaries: when are information and communication technologies coming home? COST 248 report, Farsta, Telia. Haddon, L., ed. (1997), Communications on the Move: the experience of mobile telephony in the 1990s, COST 248 report, Farsta, Telia. Haddon, L., and Paul, G. (1999), ‘Design in the ICT Industry: the role of users’, paper for the fifth ASEAT conference, ‘Demand, Markets, Users and Innovation: sociological and economic approaches’, 14–16 September, Manchester, UMIST. Hoogma, R., and Schot, J. (1999), ‘How Innovative are Users? A critique of learningby

in Innovation by demand
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Spiritualism and the Atlantic divide
Bridget Bennett

would be crossing the Atlantic and coming home. In her account of writing that confirmatory letter she invokes destiny and the intervention of the spirit world – two common devices of spiritualists – for a reply that seemed to be written without her volition. She intended to write that she would be back in England in a month’s time, yet instead she finds herself writing something that would change her life forever. She describes what happens in the following vivid terms: In place of making this announcement, however, I deliberately wrote, and that whilst in the full

in Special relationships