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Brad Evans

of selfhood and right to participate in this world. Moreover, violence is absolutely integral to the markings of subjectivity, setting apart claims about identity, along with notions of civility and barbarism. Violence is always mediated through expressed dichotomies between acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, between the right to punish and the intolerable transgression, between the force of normative law and the terror of the minority. In fact, there is an entire political ecology at work in the very diagnosis of something as political violence in itself

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Brendan T. Lawson

, S. ( 2016 ), The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking ’ ( Chicago : The University of Chicago Press ). Olsson , C. ( 2015 ), ‘ Interventionism as Practice: On “Ordinary Transgressions” and Their Routinization ’, Journal of Intervention and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Arjun Claire

to resist or change social or political wrong through either ‘contained or transgressive tactics, excluding political violence’ (Global Activism, Ruth Reitan, 2007). 2 Re-assertion of state sovereignty was also linked to the fact that pre-1989 MSF often worked on the margins of conflicts/refugees, as opposed to directly inside, thus bringing our public critiques and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Megan Daigle, Sarah Martin, and Henri Myrttinen

stranger as an unknown but nonetheless identifiable (read: racialised) figure who posits danger and transgression in his very being (see also Fanon, 1975 ). This figuration can be readily transposed to the colonial and patriarchal bases of the aid sector, structured by hierarchical and highly sexualised notions of both race and gender. Under this logic, colonised and non-white men have long been positioned as libidinous and violent, threats to the safety and honour of white women, while

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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The End Conscription Campaign
Daniel Conway

5 Breaking away: the End Conscription Campaign Towards a Just Peace in our land. A declaration to End Conscription. We live in an unjust society where basic human rights are denied to the majority of the people. We live in an unequal society where the land and wealth are owned by a minority. We live in a state of civil war, where brother is called on to fight brother. We call for an end to conscription. (ECC Declaration, in CIIR, 1989: 91) The End Conscription Campaign, as an organisation, embodied altern­ ative and transgressive values to that of the state. The

in Masculinities, militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign
The origins of the strike
Jim Phillips

workers.6 It is important to reiterate, however, that these processes were managed within the terms of the moral economy of the Scottish coalfields: changes, including closures, were generally undertaken with the agreement of union representatives, and economic security was guaranteed for displaced miners, either through transfers to other pits, or with the availability of work elsewhere in the economy. Wheeler’s approach, by contrast, transgressed this moral economy: closures from 1982 were driven through against the opposition of NUMSA and SCEBTA; he wanted, indeed

in Collieries, communities and the miners’ strike in Scotland, 1984–85
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From protest to resistance
Matthew Worley, Keith Gildart, Anna Gough-Yates, Sian Lincoln, and Bill Osgerby

class terms rather than the racial connotations too often drawn from its links to the skinhead subculture. Questions of age and gender are brought to the fore in Laura Way’s chapter, with an emphasis on constructing and retaining a punk identity amongst ‘older women punks’. Ivan Gololobov, meanwhile, examines the transgressive concept of ‘immigrant punk’ to present bands such as Kultur Shock as both reflecting and resisting the processes of postmodernity. Finally, Pete Webb assesses the extent to which Crass helped forge a politically active ‘milieu’ that cut across

in Fight back
Robert J. McKeever

Like other governmental institutions in the United States, the Supreme Court has evolved considerably in the years since 1789. Indeed, scholars still debate today what the framers of the Constitution originally intended the nature and role of the Court to be. As a result, there is sharp disagreement over whether the Court has transgressed the proper boundaries of its power. It is important, therefore, to understand the ideas that underpinned the creation of the Supreme Court in the first place and how and why it has changed over the years. Ambiguous

in The United States Supreme Court
Jim Phillips

–1966’, Scottish Labour History, 40 (2005), 87–110. 31 Andrew Perchard and Jim Phillips, ‘Transgressing the Moral Economy: Wheelerism and Management of the Nationalised Coal Industry in Scotland’, Contemporary British History, 25 (2011), 395. 32 ‘Replanning a Coalfield’, Mining Review, 2nd Year, No. 10 (1949), directed by Peter Pickering, produced for Data Film Productions, sponsored by NCB, with commentary spoken by John Slater. The film features on Portrait of a Miner. 33 Hazel Heughan, Pit Closures at Shotts and the Migration of Miners (Edinburgh, 1953). 34 Oglethorpe

in Collieries, communities and the miners’ strike in Scotland, 1984–85
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Lucy Robinson

, the second explores the variety of transgressive political identities adopted by homosexual men outside of the Left. Here, George Melly, Ray Gosling, Anthony Grey, Allan Horsfall and Colin MacInnes act as motifs. Whilst these individuals are not representative, they can be understood as emblematic figures, who each explored a different political direction and each of whom had a lasting impact on gay activism. These individuals politicised their homosexuality at a time when the counter-culture that grew out of CND’s middle class radicalism was being codified at events

in Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain