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sectarian attachments to territory, but the terms on which new definitions of community and new articulations of citizenship might be founded are being rapidly set through the imposition of consumerist models of identity drawn-​up in multi-​national corporate contexts. (In some ways, we can argue that the class dimensions of this ‘troubled society’, too-​often underplayed, are becoming visible in new and unexpected ways.) Today, artists have often been among those who have sought to create spaces of alternative questioning with regard to the conditions of subjectivity and

in Ghost-haunted land
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Anish Kapoor as British/Asian/artist

can be found in the details of his biography, I am more interested in fleshing out why his Indianness overwhelms other facets of his identity in the aforementioned criticism of his artworks. Sociologist Avery Gordon’s theorization of ‘diversity management’ to describe a corporation’s attempt towards racial and gender parity is instructive. Gordon indicates that diversity management could become nothing more than ‘corporate multiculturalism’.21 In other words, the company’s larger interests would streamline the complex manner in which faith, sexuality, nationality

in Productive failure
Corporate life in a time of change 1525–47

of Westminster without them. In this chapter, we will investigate precisely what these wide-ranging Henrician developments meant for the inhabitants of Westminster. To address these issues, we first need to examine the nature of local identity in Westminster before and during the early Reformation period. How strong were corporate bonds among townspeople, and in what corporate activities did they engage? As many of the local rituals and communal festivities were of a religious nature, it will also be important to assess their nature in the light of the early

in The social world of early modern Westminster
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Some key issues in understanding its competitive production and regulation

chains. I represent this dichotomy as a battle for knowledge, authority and regulation between food chain actors and their consumers. This is competitively fought around distinct conventions, and social and technical definitions of quality; the outcome is to empower, or disempower particular sets of supply chains actors. Put simply, the strict and hygienic quality definitions in conventional supply chains, for instance, have tended to empower corporate retailers over and above primary producers. Alternatively, the uneven development of ecological and regional quality

in Qualities of food

Church was still a British institution with a British outlook, and those who wished to attach the Church to an English identity were only a small group of Anglophiles within the Anglican community. Observance of St George’s Day was far from widespread in parish churches and in no sense did the Church engage with English associationalism on a corporate basis. John Strachan frequently turned down the St

in An Anglican British World
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Resisting the public at Gezi Park and beyond

. By queer common I refer to sexualised points of departure which destabilise the public. I argue that the state and other institutions manipulate the public to assert one acceptable model of heteronormative belonging. I show how this assemblage (which includes the state, the family, Sunni Islam and media and other components) polices acceptable identity and possible ways of being. This public assemblage does so by performing a national identity that is congruent with Turkish populism, Islamism, and neoliberalism (Acar and Altunok 2013; Lovering and Türkmen 2011

in The politics of identity
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, which in a sort of pre-Kelman, Billy Bunter hallucination internally perpetuates the class-based, subjectobject viewpoint.1 On Saturday 30 June 2007, a car filled with explosives was driven into the glass frontage of Glasgow International Airport. While the bomb attack was a ‘failure’, resulting in only five members of the public receiving minor injuries, this ‘terrorist attack’ shifted the geographical focus of concerns with Asian identity. The two occupants of the car, Bilal Abdulla and Kafeel Ahmed, were accused of being connected to a small terrorist cell of

in British Asian fiction
Essence, difference and assimilation in Daniel Waters’s Generation Dead

Vampire Literature, at least since Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla’ ( 1872 ), has been conspicuously about ‘Otherness’, that crucial term of identity politics, and has thus rendered itself most obligingly to interpretation in terms of those politics. In a concise survey of the history and problems of identity politics, Cressida Heyes says

in Open Graves, Open Minds
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Tattoos, transgenics, and tech-noir in Dark angel

link between identity, branding and barcodes include texts such as Max Berry’s (corporate) dystopian satire, Jennifer government ( 2004 ), and Suzanne Weyn’s Bar code trilogy ( 2004 –12). Both authors explore how barcodes serve to undermine the ways in which individuals can assert their own identities, and express concerns about the level of state, government and/or corporate control over individuals. Barcodes are overt symbols of a mechanised, capitalist society, with the loss of individual identity that such ‘branding’ entails. Conceptually, Christopher Sebela

in Tattoos in crime and detective narratives

advertising. I discuss an example in Chapter 5 where I consider the representation of corporate landscapes in corporate identity and publicity. The facilities and amenities for staff for rest and recreation were very similar to those at Niagara Falls and included sports grounds and gardens (including three hard tennis courts), a visitors’ room in colonial style with potted plants very much in evidence, and staff recreation and dining rooms (a free midday meal was available to all). Within three years, the factory had become a popular destination for visitors with 12

in The factory in a garden