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Constructing the contest in Barbados, 1958–66

emphasis]. Though little is known of Shaw’s identity, it is safe to assume that Shaw was involved in some measure with the Jaycees’ movement, and had been impressed by the success of the Jamaican ‘Miss Ebony’ beauty contest, part of the ‘Ten Types’ multi-competition, that had been so widely lauded. Manning and Jordan both betrayed a sense of alienation from the Jaycees after the first founding generation of members had j 109 J imagining caribbean womanhood elapsed in the mid-1960s. Though, in Fields’s estimation, the ‘Miss Ebony’ contest seemed to have none of the

in Imagining Caribbean womanhood
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The restructuring of work and production in the international political economy

subject to contestation, particularly where suppliers offer cheaper labour. An instance of subcontracting to a Hungarian supplier provides a case in point. The German MNC bought a majority share in a Hungarian firm which became a key supplier. Assembly functions have incrementally been moved to Hungary, meeting with resistance from the works councils. In an attempt to ameliorate the problem, the MNC began a series of 6-month long ‘exchanges’ between the plants, designed to inculcate a sense of ‘shared identity’. Given the context of union concern over the creation of

in Globalisation contested

breakable, as open to challenge and contestation’ (Helman, 1999: 59). Conscientious objection involves an alternative practice of citizenship to the dominant discourse of citizenship, tied and premised as it is on certain gender norms, articulated by the state. Objection to military service can also be characterised as a performance that creates a publicly acknowledgeable personal and political identity in similar terms to military service itself. The masculine identity performed in some objectors’ performance can be uncompromising, moral and confrontational with the

in Masculinities, militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign
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, Nationalism, and Minority Rights ( Cambridge, 2004 ), p. 59. 35 Anthony P. Cohen, ‘Peripheral vision: nationalism, national identity and the objective correlative in Scotland’, in Anthony P. Cohen (ed.), Signifying Identities: Anthropological Perspectives on Boundaries and Contested Values

in Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840
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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Identities and incitements

by living and dying in the name of these categories and entities. The point is that demands on pasts and identities have been central to such procedures, albeit in innately different ways. Unsurprisingly, representations of history and identity regularly find shifting yet salient configurations – as contested territory, ambivalent resource, ready motif, and settled verity – within public discourses

in Subjects of modernity

collective identity of the state, while at the same time engendering a differentiation from otherness. The European origins of the US are emphasised above and beyond the contesting historical narratives of the Native American and African peoples, despite the great importance of these two groups in the existence of the US state. 23 Native American and African identities have been silenced by the fixation on separation from the Old World of Europe and the creation of the US nation after 1776. Native American and African peoples have been positioned as Others within these

in Representation, recognition and respect in world politics
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National missile defence (NMD) and IR

use it defensively and those who do so offensively. It is a way of mapping the world and making sense of its actors in terms of technological capabilities. Coined as ‘technostrategic discourse’, it is also a way of making sense of the strategy itself – to make it strategic and to remove it from other, perhaps more contested, spheres. Yet, the performativity of identity permeates all spheres of society and another way of revealing the identity producing practice of NMD is by investigating how it connects to the ‘everyday’. This means to suggest that the logic of

in National missile defence and the politics of US identity

-centrism rather than code-switching. Furthermore, we can also see boundaries being drawn by those towards strategic assimilation against those towards the ethnoracial autonomous identity mode. From his repertoire of code-switching, for instance, Benjamin was consciously aware that the repertoire of Afro-centrism creates boundaries to achieving respectable identities (in the eyes of whites): 49 Black middle-class Britannia The problem, in terms of cultural capital, with many young Black British people is that what they might want to accumulate is highly contested – are they

in Black middle class Britannia
Intercultural exchanges and the redefinition of identity in Hugo Hamilton’s Disguise and Hand in the Fire

(2008) and Hand in the Fire (2010), Hamilton explores the limitations that monological, especially ethnocultural, constructs of collective identity impose on individuals, and how these are contested in a contemporary context of increased globalisation and intercultural exchanges. By examining this issue in the two different national contexts that influence his sense of identity, namely Germany and Ireland, Hamilton redefines Kearney’s ethnocultural definition of the internationalisation of Irishness in postnationalist Ireland,3 and suggests rather a civic

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland