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The Manchester International Club
Bill Williams

A case of cosmopolitanism: the Manchester International Club Bill Williams The liberal elite which came to dominate Manchester politics after Peterloo was excessively proud of its tolerance towards people of all origins, nationalities and religions. Its mouthpiece, the Manchester Guardian, bounced Manchester’s liberality off reports of prejudice, and particularly of anti-Semitism, practised by other people in other places. Such ‘archaic’ intolerance, it reiterated, was out of place in modern Manchester. It gave its support to Jewish emancipation in Britain and

in Culture in Manchester
Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones and David Bell

160 Beautyscapes: mapping cosmetic surgery tourism 8 Cosmetic convivialities and cosmopolitan beginnings In March 2012 we accompanied three women travelling as part of a package arranged for them by a cosmetic surgery tourism facilitator/agent to Tunisia for a variety of procedures. Lorna, who was 27 and from Scotland, worked on a North Sea oil rig and travelled for a breast augmentation and liposuction; 45-year-old Anita, the owner of an up-market hair salon in the south of England, was having a facelift; and Sally, aged 52, was having breast implants

in Beautyscapes
Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship
Charles V. Reed

constitutionalism and loyalty to the British Empire. As a cosmopolitan writer, activist, and intellectual, Peregrino understood himself as being simultaneously ‘native’ and British and consequently made sense of his political and cultural universe in an idiom of Britishness and imperial citizenship. This chapter focuses on the intermediaries of empire, on Western-educated respectables , who made and were made by the

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
The Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c.1854
Jason Edwards

3 The cosmopolitan world of Victorian portraiture: the Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c.1854 Jason Edwards This chapter returns to centre stage the 500 plaster cast portraits, ranging from Homer to Queen Victoria, comprising the Crystal Palace portrait gallery, that ran alongside the better-known, more widely discussed Fine Arts Courts. It considers the portraits as a microcosm of the Palace project, and develops ‘close’ and ‘distant’ readings of Samuel Phillips’s official 1854 guide.1 Countering myopic, insular interpretations of Sydenham as a provincial

in After 1851
A. James Hammerton

4 Migration, cosmopolitanism and ‘global citizenship’ from the 1990s The quest for ‘lifestyle’ in two generations I exist now in a state of limbo. I’ve lived in New Zealand for nearly four years, which my Wellington friends assure me is no time at all. I still have an English accent and gravitate without intention to other English people. But I don’t feel English any more. I don’t read the English news or support England against New Zealand in sport. I knew more about the All Blacks than I did about the British Lions on their recent tour, but I’m still not a

in Migrants of the British diaspora since the 1960S
Liverpool as a diasporic city, 1825–1913
John Herson

The streets of Liverpool during the emigrant season present stirring spectacles of cosmopolitan animation, and the city itself is the temporary resting place of visitors from all parts of the hemisphere. Russians, suspicious and sullen, . . . Finns and Poles, men of fierce and haughty natures

in The empire in one city?
Editor’s Introduction
Juliano Fiori

, provided particularly American inspiration for the post-war development of liberal global governance. 1 But the principles of great-power trusteeship and balancing, reflected in the Dumbarton Oaks proposals in 1944, were decisive in the creation of the United Nations. 2 Despite the early proliferation of liberal institutions under the aegis of the UN, Cold War prerogatives undermined cosmopolitan aspirations for world government. Cancelling each other out in the Security Council, the US and the Soviet Union prioritised bilateral negotiations. UN

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Caroline Abu Sa’Da, General Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse
Juliano Fiori

citizen movements that have been at the forefront of the emergency response. Similarly inspired by cosmopolitan ideals, these groups tend to use more political language than conventional NGOs, presenting their relief activities as a form of direct resistance to nationalist politics and xenophobia. As liberal humanitarianism is challenged in its European heartland, they are developing – through practice – a new model of humanitarian engagement. SOS MEDITERRANEE is an ad hoc citizen initiative founded in 2015 to prevent the death of people crossing the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
José Luís Fiori

, with their cosmopolitan project of liberal order and rules-based global governance, initiated after the Second World War and expanded after the Cold War. If this victory is consolidated, it will bring an end to the American messianism of the twentieth century, with its division of the world between ‘good’ and ‘evil’, its globalising imperative to reorganise the world through the deregulation of markets and frontiers and its conceited attempts to universalise liberal democracy and human rights. And it will also pose an existential threat to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

interests are not paramount ( Wissinger, 2017 ). These questions are also highly pertinent in the humanitarian, where the risks are greater and the power of users (as consumers and citizens) much less. It has been noted that the literature on datafied self-care focuses overwhelmingly on wealthy, educated, cosmopolitan citizens and themes relevant to their everyday lives and perceptions of citizenship. Thus, the distinction commonly drawn between ‘data rich’ governments

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs