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Anti-terrorism powers and vernacular (in)securities

The two preceding chapters focused on public understandings of anti-terrorism policy and the implications of these for the status and practice of citizenship. As we saw, and perhaps as we might expect, there is no unidirectional relationship between these entities. While many people in the UK feel that their experience of citizenship has been adversely affected by developments

in Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security

, presents scope for exploring changes in practices and experiences of citizenship. This, we suggested, becomes especially significant if we approach citizenship as a performative, lived phenomenon rather than solely a formal legal status. In this chapter we begin our attempt to explore these dynamics, by setting out the diversity of perspectives we encountered in relation to the UK

in Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security
Historical trends and contemporary issues

citizenship. It is, though, briefly worth noting two arguments about the UK’s post-9/11 measures, to which we return in greater detail below. First, as Walker ( 2002 ) argues, the very existence of so much legislation should itself be seen as some form of failure. As he suggests, one of the aims of the 2000 Terrorism Act was to put UK anti-terrorism law on a permanent, stable, footing. That such a significant

in Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security

Kollman 02_Tonra 01 03/12/2012 12:15 Page 23 2 Sexual citizenship, LGBT movements and the relationship recognition debate in western democracies Since the late 1980s state recognition of same-sex couples, and more recently the opening of marriage, have become the central focus of LGBT rights movements in almost all western societies. Although the idea is not entirely new, this focus on relationship recognition does represent a significant change in the prioritisation of movement goals from the 1970s and 1980s. This shift has occurred despite the fact that in

in The same-sex unions revolution in western democracies

2 The New State and the transformation of urban citizenship, 1926–74 The New State and urban citizenship, 1926–74 I asked [a miner] when the housing shortage first became acute in his district; he answered, ‘When we were told about it.’ (George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, 1937)1 The reasons why so many people became politically active in popular movements such as the residents’ commissions and housing occupations of 1974–75, often for the first time, is taken as read. For most existing accounts of the urban movement, the obvious scarcity of housing and

in Lisbon rising

They, and the colonial subjects who challenged and contested their elite-constructed mythologies, interpreted the royal tour through a lens of Britishness and imperial citizenship, through which they demanded British liberty as their endowed rights as citizen-subjects. In this context, what it meant to be a Natalian Briton or an Auckland Briton, or to be a British South African or a New Zealander, was shaped and informed by

in Royals on tour

80 4 Citizenship v. religion in the school curricula of the 2000s This chapter will examine how general policy orientations were translated into school curricula in the late 1990s and 2000s with regard to cultural and religious matters. Can these curricula be said to demonstrate a pluralist transition, or even revolution, as compared with the still strongly Christian educational message of the 1970s? We will consider the school curricula as statements of intent on the part of Irish public institutions. As Fionnuala Waldron remarked in her analysis of Irish

in Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland

activities to mobilise others to join or collaborate in their efforts. Owing to the possibility of its circulation outside mainstream venues, small-format video was seen as especially effective in its ability to reach lower-income and regionally isolated (sometimes illiterate) audiences. Hence, video quickly played a vital role in expanding the discourses of citizenship during the 1980s. Spotlight on

in Hispanic and Lusophone women filmmakers
A continuity in lifestyle

domestic and international 156 Leisure, citizenship and working-class men in Britain tensions. Second, the chapter will explore key traits in youth culture, challenging the premiss that new work and leisure patterns fostered a new youth lifestyle peculiar to the interwar period. Research into the ‘youth problem’ and the provision of leisure Between 1918 and 1939, a wide spectrum of official and unofficial bodies developed an interest in male youth culture. Research into nineteenth-century youth had largely been the domain of the concerned philanthropist conducting

in Leisure, citizenship and working-class men in Britain, 1850–1945
Working-class male leisure and ‘good’ citizenship between the wars

6 The era of mass communication: workingclass male leisure and ‘good’ citizenship between the wars M ass commercial leisure came of age between the wars. A visit to at least one mass commercial leisure venue, be it a football match, music hall or cinema, had by 1939 become an important weekend ritual for many working men.1 Since professional sport and the music hall had their foundations in Victorian society, contemporary observers tended to divert their critical gaze towards the new technological developments that could dispense ‘popular’ leisure to an

in Leisure, citizenship and working-class men in Britain, 1850–1945