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Lesbian citizenship and filmmaking in Sweden in the 1970s
Ingrid Ryberg

’ (1984) [‘Investigation about the situation of homosexuals in society’], would put homosexuality on the official political agenda as a legitimate social and civil rights issue in Sweden, paving the way for cohabitation, anti-​ discrimination, parental and marital rights during the following decades. The two rare lesbian films examined in this chapter, largely forgotten and overlooked in Swedish film history as well as in feminist and queer historiography, anticipate these crucial shifts in the official medical, legal and social understanding of homosexuality in Sweden

in The power of vulnerability
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Theatre and the politics of engagement

This book is about science in theatre and performance. It explores how theatre and performance engage with emerging scientific themes from artificial intelligence to genetics and climate change. The book covers a wide range of performance forms from the spectacle of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony to Broadway musicals, from experimental contemporary performance and opera to educational theatre, Somali poetic drama and grime videos. It features work by pioneering companies including Gob Squad, Headlong Theatre and Theatre of Debate as well as offering fresh analysis of global blockbusters such as Wicked and Urinetown. The book offers detailed description and analysis of theatre and performance practices as well as broader commentary on the politics of theatre as public engagement with science. It documents important examples of collaborative practice with extended discussion of the Theatre of Debate process developed by Y Touring theatre company, exploration of bilingual theatre-making in East London and an account of how grime MCs and dermatologists ended up making a film together in Birmingham. The interdisciplinary approach draws on contemporary research in theatre and performance studies in combination with key ideas from science studies. It shows how theatre can offer important perspectives on what the philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers has called ‘cosmopolitics’. The book argues that theatre can flatten knowledge hierarchies and hold together different ways of knowing.

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Henry James reads George Eliot
Lindsey Traub

of revelatory bewilderment – later a feature of his own narrative method – which mark key passages of transition in the development of an individual. For example, James remembers how, in Geneva in 1860, on one of the family’s European journeys, his parents were‘in their prompt flush of admiration for George Eliot’s first novel,Adam Bede’. Having excitedly lent their copy to an English family, they were astonished and mortified to hear that ‘their fellow Anglo-Saxons’ had found it impossible to be interested in ‘village carpenters and Methodists’. Such a discrimination

in Special relationships
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Beckett’s Film
Philipp Schweighauser

nature of the immune response was their strict distinction between self and not-self. In fact, this distinction between self and not-self is so central that immunology has until fairly recently been known as ‘the science of self-nonself discrimination’. 12 Again, it was Burnet who crucially shaped immunological discourse through another seminal publication: Self and Not-self: Cellular Immunology, Book One ( 1969 ). 13 For Burnet and much of the immunobiological

in Beckett and media
The return of the repressed in Roddy Doyle’s Paula Spencer
Jennifer M. Jeffers

or culturally different people. Yet, even in the 1990s the idea of the Irish as racialist ‘innocent’ persisted: On the one hand, Irish insularity was seen as responsible for discrimination because it generates fear of foreigners, and of cultural and physical differences. On the other hand, Irish insularity and homogeneity means that Irish people lack knowledge about other societies and cultures, and have no experience of living with difference. So from this perspective, Irish people do not intend to discriminate, they simply do not know any better, yet.13 This

in Irish literature since 1990
Anu Koivunen
Katariina Kyrölä
, and
Ingrid Ryberg

theoretical and policy-​related, the rich scholarship on vulnerability is nevertheless far from constituting a sense of a shared field of ‘vulnerability studies’ or otherwise.2 Deriving from the Latin word vulnus [wound], vulnerability expresses the capacity to be wounded and suffer. As bodily, social, and affective beings, we all have the capacity to be vulnerable to one another and to conditions of inequality, discrimination, exploitation, or violence, as well to the natural environment. Mobilising the concept therefore entails challenging  5 Vulnerability as a

in The power of vulnerability
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Peter Morey

experiences charted by writers such as Mistry are really only the latest wave in an on-going historical process. However, there is something different about the way such immigrants are viewed and talked about. This discrimination appears based on their skin colour and cultural origin as much as anything else. Hutcheon identifies and deconstructs such prejudice as it is manifest in the language of official discourses. Of the word ‘ethnic’ she says: The first strand – the Greek root ethnos, meaning ‘nation’ or ‘people’ – should suggest all Canadians are ethnic, including

in Rohinton Mistry
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Towards a contemporary aesthetic
Jonathan Dollimore

outset the institution of its structural double, the “Inhuman”. This is all it is: the progress of Humanity and Culture are simply the chain of discriminations with which to brand “Others” with inhumanity and therefore with nullity.’10 Even as a thumbnail sketch of western humanism this is grossly reductive; indeed, that assertion – ‘This is all it is . . . simply the chain of discriminations etc.’ – is so reductive as to be itself a kind of terrorism, the intellectual counterpart of the reductive fundamentalism of actual terrorists. Today’s anti-intellectual guardians

in The new aestheticism
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Ethnicity and popular music in British cultural studies
Sean Campbell

_Ch7 119 22/3/02, 10:01 am 120 Cultural negotiations this emphasis on visible difference was ‘understandable at one level because of the systematic racism and discrimination which has characterized the experience of different collectivities of mainly British citizens who have migrated from the New Commonwealth and Pakistan, and their British born children’ (1995: 7). If the administering of cultural studies’ ‘turn’ towards questions of race and ethnicity was forged in the context of these particular sociological practices and historical circumstances, then it

in Across the margins
A distant reading of the contemporary moment
Caroline Bassett

search it is also treated with in critiques of bureaucratization such as that by David Graeber ( 2015 ). Striking hostility also arises around gaming, but less around the form than around gaming as a cultural practice mired by discrimination and gender hatred; gamergate – when members of the gaming ‘community’ attempted to vote down forms of SF whose rise was perceived to be bending the knee to liberal feminism (see Quinn later) or women – is invoked. A different set of anxieties and hostilities arising (with vertical take-off) around cultural production include deep

in Anti-computing