Intervention in Egypt contrasted
dramatically with recent campaigns in Africa and Afghanistan. It
involved the largest expeditionary force despatched by Britain since the
Crimean War and achieved a decisive outcome in less than two months,
that is, from the passing of a vote of credit by the House of Commons
for an expeditionary force (27 July 1882) to the crushing victory at
A Session at the 2019 Modern Language Association Convention
Robert Jackson, Sharon P. Holland and Shawn Salvant
“Interventions” was the organizing term for the presentations of
three Baldwin scholars at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago
in January of 2019. Baldwin’s travels and activities in spaces not
traditionally associated with him, including the U.S. South and West, represent
interventions of a quite literal type, while his aesthetic and critical
encounters with these and other cultures, including twenty-first-century
contexts of racial, and racist, affect—as in the case of Raoul
Peck’s 2016 film I Am Not Your Negro—provide
opportunities to reconsider his work as it contributes to new thinking about
race, space, property, citizenship, and aesthetics.
embodied selves, is created through regulations and norms that encourage or require individuals to seek or provide bodily interventions of different kinds, in particular in relation to intimacy and intimate labour, such as in the making of families and kin, in various forms of care work and in the making of identities.
In thinking through the ways in which embodied selves are precarized in intimate labour we draw on the work of Michel Foucault, Roberto Esposito, Nikolas Rose, Judith Butler and a number of other theoreticians who have explored the relation between body
In this volume we have considered how bodily interventions, and their seeking and their doing through intimate labour, produce bioprecarity. Using a range of very different examples we argue that to understand bioprecarity as we develop it in this volume means thinking through the ways in which the body, life, the production, maintenance and application of categories and intimate labour are entangled. This entanglement creates a complex biosociality (Mohr, 2018 ) far beyond those immediately involved. One reason for this entanglement relates to the threat to
labour by Guy Standing ( 2011 ). The chapter develops these three concepts in the context of bodily interventions prompted by opportunities for bodily labour, meaning labour on and with the body, in order to investigate bioprecarity , a form of vulnerability that is associated with providing and seeking intimate bodily labour, not least in cross-cultural contexts. While separating out intimate labour, bios and precarity for analytical purposes, we recognize and argue that they are deeply imbricated.
Bioprecarity conjoins the notion of bios as derived from Michel
NATO’s employment of military
power against the government of Slobodan Milosevic over Kosovo has been
among the most controversial aspects of the Alliance’s involvement in
South East Europe since the end of the Cold War. The air operations between
March and June 1999 have been variously described as war,
‘humanitarian war’, ‘virtual war’, intervention and
‘humanitarian intervention’ by the conflict
Intervention in markets of violence
backbone of a state, the monopoly of violence.
The society loses its cohesion. Behind smokescreens of ethnic, political,
religious or other ideological goals appears a new – mainly economic –
reference for social action: acquisition based upon violence. Markets of violence
are highly proﬁtable social systems, which can remain stable over several decades.
The dominant actors in this system, the warlords, combine violent appropriation
with peaceful exchange.
Markets of violence
THE INTERVENTION OF THE STATE
The great drama of the clearances had been played out between the landowners and
the people with occasional interventions from external forces of law and order. With
the passage of the Crofters’ Act in 1886, however, social and economic conditions
and relations in the western Highlands and islands could never be the same again.
The state had become a major factor in influencing the future development of the
region both through statute law, which established in 1886 new controls on the
relationship between landlord and tenant
Among the handful of humanitarian
interventions of the nineteenth century the intervention in Cuba is the most
controversial, in view of the US reluctance to leave Cuba and the huge advantages it
accrued, including the acquisition of even the faraway Philippines.
Any discussion of the US stance on intervention before 1914 has to
take into consideration the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. 1 The Doctrine contained three principles: (1
A bird’s eye view of intervention with emphasis on Britain, 1875–78
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla
The great power involvement triggered by the
Bulgarian atrocities was part of a wider international reaction to uprisings in the
Balkans known as the Great Eastern Crisis of 1875–78, which was to change the
map of the Balkans. Events began with the Serbs of Herzegovina (July
1875), followed a little later by Bosnia, the Bulgarians
(April–May 1876) and the war of the autonomous principalities
of Serbia and Montenegro