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Carmen Mangion

were structural and related to governance as discussed in the previous chapter; others were relational. In charting the shifts in relationships within the convent from the formal to the relational, this chapter turns to homosocial hierarchical and personal interactions that were a part of everyday life and identifies the conditions which shaped their formation, development and maintenance. It examines how post-war modernity impinged on these interactions and interrogates the meanings of the common life alongside the ways that generational discourse and lived

in Catholic nuns and sisters in a secular age
A reflective narrative
Patrick Thornberry

Indigenous peoples and HR 17 Indigenous peoples and the discourses of human rights: a reflective narrative The system of human rights is not closed. It is theoretically possible that forms of closure of normative categories will in time descend on indigenous groups, disabling the groups (normatively) from accessing minority rights, just as minorities are not encouraged to access indigenous rights. Such an outcome is not certain, and appears improbable in the present state of international law and relations. Closing off categories is also dubious morally and

in Indigenous peoples and human rights
Mark Hampton

110 years ago Hong Kong was nothing more than a home for fishermen and a refuge for pirates – a barren brown rock?’. 15 Subsequent chapters will address the theme of Hong Kong as a British creation, virtually ex nihilo , in the context of tropes of modernisation and good government. This chapter, by contrast, will emphasise the discourse of economic freedom. Hong Kong was imagined as a site

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Natalie Bormann

9780719074707_4_C04.qxd 10/06/2008 11:16 AM Page 77 4 NMD and foreign policy discourse Much of the modern studies on foreign policy and national security are pre-occupied with what Hugh Gusterson (1996, 222) describes as ‘policy positivism’. The term suggests that the overall majority of the security literature is predicated on a so-called ‘expert’ debate (especially in the realm of military technologies) that has as its purpose the production of knowledge aimed primarily at a specific policy outcome. The invocation of such positivist agenda carries a huge

in National missile defence and the politics of US identity
Liberating human agency from liberal legal form
Darrow Schecter

discourses of legality considered in chapter 1 , reason is posited as the condition of objective experience of the natural world, that is, of science, and, by extension, of objectively binding rules, that is, of legality. In the liberal tradition epistemological concepts and political legality exist as articulate forms of reason that are prior to and constitutive of individual experience. Liberal thinkers thus urge people to

in Beyond hegemony
Chloe Campbell

of their work. Essential to this context is the role of eugenic thought and scientific racism in Kenyan discourses on human biology and its social implications. McCulloch has discussed Gordon in some detail in the book Colonial Psychiatry and ‘the African Mind’ , placing him in the tradition of colonial psychiatry in Africa, largely because of the parallels that can be made between Gordon and the

in Race and empire
Judith Renner

The reconciliation discourse that became hegemonic in South Africa did not remain limited to that country, but gained a more global reach in the years that followed the South African transition. From the end of the 1990s onwards the language of reconciliation, truth-telling and healing penetrated the discussions of scholars and political practitioners and came to be spoken in numerous political and

in Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics
Peter Mayo

44 4 Extending the EU’s higher education discourse to the rest of the Mediterranean1 T his chapter builds on the previous one to show how the HE discourse is extending from Europe and specifically the EU to other regions of the world. This chapter focuses on the implications of this discourse specifically for university continuing education in the Euro-​Mediterranean, including Turkey and Morocco. The discussion I  carry forward draws on postcolonial theory. I  devote special importance to the concept of internationalisation that, as explained in the previous

in Higher education in a globalising world
Chiao-I Tseng

The recent uses of digital technology in war films have sparked a wave of discussions about new visual aesthetics in the genre. Drawing on the approach of film discourse analysis, this article critically examines recent claims about new visual grammar in the war film and investigates to what extent the insertion of different media channels has affected the persuasive function of the genre. Through a detailed analysis of Redacted (2007), which constitutes an extreme case of a fiction filmmaking use of a variety of digital channels, this article demonstrates that the multimedia format works within systems of classical film discourse while also generating new patterns of persuasion tied to new visual technology.

Film Studies
Carl J. Griffin

understanding that hunger is invariably articulated in the archive by way of protest – broadly defined – this chapter seeks to explore the ways in which hunger persisted as an important protest discourse of the rural poor in the early nineteenth century. Or rather, as the analysis shows, the language of the poor was framed not around articulations of hunger, though that was necessarily

in The politics of hunger