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The milieu culture of DIY punk
Peter Webb

and art. They also tended to share an antipathy for the way that society was organised. Their different class backgrounds gave them different windows into Britain’s class-ridden social order, but their desire to respond to it creatively was similar. When the backgrounds of a large number of punk’s key protagonists are examined, it becomes clear that their class origins were diverse. Punk was not the easy-fit working-class subculture imagined by the CCCS. Throughout his influential text, Subculture: The Meaning of Style (1979), Dick Hebdige has a -104- I wanna be

in Fight back
Lesley Pruitt and Erica Rose Jeffrey

peace[building] process. So, it really is localised to their needs. ‘Claire’, M4P founder, United States Do local actors working outside the Global North experience and perceive the M4P process as localised? And what does it mean to be localised when it comes to peacebuilding programming? In this chapter we investigate what dance and creative movement can tell us about local and/or global approaches to peacebuilding, including how the local and the global

in Dancing through the dissonance
Lesley Pruitt and Erica Rose Jeffrey

in peacebuilding and the ways in which dance and creative movement can play a part in this process. The research conducted for this book suggests that dance can constitute an effective, inclusive pathway to support youth participation in peacebuilding. At the same time, the data gathered across the three case studies highlights the importance of developing approaches that are age specific, gender sensitive, culturally relevant and flexible. Youth, peace and security At least as far back as the beginning of the UN in 1945, the

in Dancing through the dissonance
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Anca Mihaela Pusca

between the organizations of civil society and political institutions, as well as the assumption that the democratization process can be measured in any way through the “strength” or “weakness” of civil society. Chapter 7 offers a more creative approach to understanding social change through an examination of the role that the visual plays in the formation, maintenance and destruction of collective illusions. Using the case of a group of photographers who see themselves as social anthropologists studying and tracking the Romanian transition through images, the chapter

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
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Graham Spencer

cities in relation to communal identity is similarly useful here. Diverse and creative cities, Sennett notes, are the opposite of those that seek to impose order based on myths of the purified community. Such places, for Sennett, breed narrow and violence-prone lives, as compared to cities that display vigour and diversity because of an ‘equilibrium of disorder’ (Sennett 1970 ). Both Connolly

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
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Seas, oceans and civilisations
Jeremy C.A. Smith

history of the world can add to an elucidation of the dynamic inter-​relation of civilisations with the assemblage of oceanic forces. There are four aspects to this inter-​relation discussed in this chapter and then in Chapter 6. The four aspects criss-​cross the four dimensions of inter-​civilisational engagement. First is the orientation of civilisations to seas and oceans. Many societies exhibit a cultural and perhaps civilisational reluctance to embrace sea-​ going, while others are less hesitant. Creative orientations to seafaring can be seen in the acquisition of

in Debating civilisations
Liberating human agency from liberal legal form
Darrow Schecter

. He implies that any attempted separation of these elements of dialectical idealism attests to residual metaphysical idealism and the problems of the reified consciousness which is incapable of creative intervention in the historical process. Theory and practice are dialectically mediated for Hegel as a form of practical knowledge that unites all citizens of the modern state in an ethical community. Despite their at times

in Beyond hegemony
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Germany in American post-war International Relations
Felix Rösch

Depression and the entry of the US into the two World Wars had challenged their self-understanding. 78 As summed up by Holborn: ‘America was in a state of crisis. Would the German immigration have happened ten years earlier, its intellectual outcome would probably have been marginal … as intellectual questions would not have been of much concern in a prosperous country.’ 79 As a consequence, calibrating between external and existing knowledge, American scholars and émigrés were encouraged to rethink their commonly accepted knowledge, leading to creative meaning

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

were fostered in multiple dialogues with foreign currents in philosophy, literature, politics and art and with Latin America’s own multi-​civilisational past. Modernists made careful study of foreign trends. However, they also routinely tempered engagement of international currents with the struggle to find a place for them in cultural life. Writers, poets, philosophers and activists often turned to traditions they saw as their own when looking to place themselves in the world. They were at their most creative when unapologetically synthesising southern experiences

in Debating civilisations
British DIY punk as a form of cultural resistance
Michelle Liptrot

independent label operated were more in keeping with the sense of creative freedom that was integral to the DIY ethic; therefore a degree of integrity could be retained by those punk bands to whom it mattered.31 1978 is often seen as marking the demise of punk both in the commercial mainstream and in the independent sector.32 However, punks throughout Britain had been engaging in such DIY activities as music-making, organising gigs, producing fanzines, making their own clothing and, importantly, forming a sense of shared identity. Thus a whole subcultural DIY movement began

in Fight back