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Vulnerability, extremism and

, ‘Britishness’ and ‘British values’. The next two chapters, in articulating the assemblage of counter-radicalisation that implements Prevent, will show how this takes concrete effect, targeting specific behaviours, identities and communities. Here, though, the intention is to show the problematic of vulnerability to radicalisation renders an uncertain future as knowable. Vulnerability, it will be shown, is positioned within the policy, as those subjects and spaces that are deemed disassociated from ‘Britishness’ and ‘British

in Counter-radicalisation policy and the securing of British identity
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accept the essential shallowness of nationhood; once you understand that a national identity can be designed in a cynical, professional and calculated way as a life assurance company’s corporate personality, you will see why, though our nationhood has fewer certainties, it has fewer shackles too. 1 Some analysts see ‘nations’ as modern ideas, largely

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Place, identity and peacebuilding

-conflict societies as convenient employment places with high salaries and diplomatic privileges and immunities. Long-term foreign workers acting as behavioural insiders often create their own habitus in post-conflict societies, interact only among themselves and avoid the everyday life and complex reality of post-conflict people. Long-term foreign workers are resilient agents, adaptable and capable of transforming their personal and professional ­identities to and moving from one peace operation to another. The time that behavioural insiders spend in post-conflict places does not

in The politics of identity
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Traces of a regional political class in Catalonia and Scotland

territorial distinctions of regional institutions. Neither have regionalism and regionalisation prevented or counteracted the functional differentiation of politics into a separate profession in the respective regions. Instead, the analysis of Catalan and Scottish politicians has shown them to be regional and professional politicians at the same time, without compromising their territorial for their functional identity or vice versa. As a regional political class in itself, territorially and functionally differentiated from other social strata, they epitomise the very

in Towards a regional political class?
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the * Elements of this chapter have already been presented in: David Ranc, ‘Vectors of identification and markers of identity’, in Bettina Kratzmüller, Matthias Marschik, Rudolf Müllner, Hubert D. Szemethy and Elisabeth Trinkl (eds), Contemporary European football, sport and the construction of identities. Vienna: Verlag Turia & Kant, 2007; David Ranc, ‘The impact of EU sports regulation on supporters’, in Simon Gardiner, Richard Parrish and Rob Siekmann (eds), Professional sport in the European Union: regulation, re-regulation and representation. TMC Asser Press

in Foreign players and football supporters

politics to refer to political and ideological arguments that focus on the self-interest and perspectives of artists and groups of artists that have hitherto been marginalised in the West, and especially in Europe, on the basis of their cultural identity and non-Western origin. Obviously, not all artists from any given minority are professionally involved in identity politics. However, this is of minor relevance to the argument developed here, as the focus of this chapter is not the identity of individual artists but a discourse on cultural identity in which artists are

in Migration into art
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Foreign culture, race and the Anglicisation of popular dance

the ways in which the standardisation of the English style would be about considerably more than establishing a set form of steps and figures. As the interwar period progressed, popular dance became an important site of contestation over national identity and the growing influence in Britain of foreign – especially American – culture. Foreign culture, race and Anglicisation Anxieties about Americanisation were not exclusive to British dance professionals in this period. The entertainment industries that surrounded film, radio, popular music, music hall and

in Dancing in the English style
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Expendable Expendable?

which the physical labour of the professional mercenary aligns with the traditional physical work associated with a working-class identity (Boyle and Brayton 2012 ). Therefore, the biological decline of the ageing body signifies a concurrent decline in professional value, and in turn societal value. Intertextually, this also aligns with the ageing action hero, whose cinematic value is situated in

in Crank it up
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Actresses, charity work and the early twentieth-century theatre profession

been an art form of subterfuge, concealment and illusion, and practicing artists often actively hide the work in the wings in order to foster a sense of theatrical magic’ (Osborne Offstage labour ­97 and Woodworth, 2015: 2). Actresses’ charity contributions drew on a range of roles and identities intrinsically connected to their professional work and skill sets, but they also demanded a separate set of strategies, abilities and gendered practices that were distinct from onstage performance, yet crucial to the ongoing public favour that nourished their

in Stage women, 1900–50
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Writers 1914–1945: Professional Work and Friendship, Aldershot: Ashgate. Davis, Tracy C. (1989), ‘Questions for a Feminist Methodology in Theatre History’, in Thomas Postlewait and Bruce McConachie, eds, Interpreting the Theatrical Past, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, pp. 59–81. Davis, Tracy C. (1991), Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture, London: Routledge. Dorney, Kate, and Maggie B. Gale, eds (2018), Vivien Leigh: Actress and Icon, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Gale, Maggie B. (2019), A Social History of British

in Stage women, 1900–50