Social worlds and cultural positionings
Nadia Kiwan

understand the individual facet of a person’s identity solely in civic or social terms. Indeed, it would also seem necessary to understand the individual pole in cultural terms as well.3 As we shall see in this chapter, some young people of North African origin clearly strive to distance themselves from their cultural background and try to present their life experience in terms of an ‘assimilated’ ‘Français de souche’ citizen of the Republic. In other words, we can also understand individual identity as a person’s desire to distance him/herself from his/her social and

in Identities, discourses and experiences
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Alysa Levene

analysis of survival are shown in Table 4.1. They are extracted from the hospital’s General Registers and from the entry billets and notes. It will be noted that they fall into two groups: one including factors to do with the child’s birth and abandonment, such as gender, season of abandonment and place of birth; the other to do with their experiences after admission and, more specifically, of the nursing system. These consist of the length of time the child had to wait before being placed with an external nurse, and the distance travelled to get there. The impact of each

in Childcare, health and mortality at the London Foundling Hospital 1741–1800
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Douglas Morrey and Alison Smith

(Caplan 1985 : 48). The reader is placed at an uncertain distance from the figure of Suzanne: on the one hand, her subjective account of her horrifying ordeal provokes pity and empathy from the reader; but on the other hand, when aware of the narrative’s role within Diderot’s elaborate practical joke, the reader may observe a greater distance from Suzanne’s story and find a grim humour in its artful manipulation of the marquis

in Jacques Rivette
Clara Eroukhmanoff

expected consequences’, which reproduces the classical view of sciences by clearly separating a realm of subjects from a realm of objects. In doing so, this logic creates distance, both ontological and geographical, between the securitis ers – the security practitioners at the federal and local level – and the securitis ees – the individuals securitised and considered at risk of being radicalised. To put it differently, the securitisers are remote from their securitisees in the sense that a Remote Other is constructed and essential to securitising the Muslim population

in The securitisation of Islam
Alice Marples

sediment to the eye looks white and greasy, but to the fingers feels gritty & indeed when rubbed along the glass you hear the sound of sand’. 23 This range of information was included in order to try to overcome the distance between embodied and evaluative understandings of illness. In the attempt to diagnose via correspondence, all physicians had to engage with this muddle of information and attempt to create useful meaning from it by comparing many overlapping strands of experience or opinion, be they recipe, ancient herbal

in Early Modern Ireland and the world of medicine
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Gordon Pirie

Empires are geographically extensive. Their founding and persistence depends on overcoming the friction of unusually long distances. People and nature may or may not have to be subdued, but remoteness positively must be subdued. Links are required to create and maintain an empire – to breach the horizon, spread into new land, occupy and unify distant territory, and then to

in Air empire
Daniel Weinbren

influences resulted not only in the OU’s foundation but also in the specific form of its pedagogy. The third section is about the educational roots of ‘the first distance teaching university that was truly multi-media in nature’.4 It examines the ways in which the OU adapted and transformed established models. The university was built on the premise that television, radio, correspondence and external assessment systems could be combined successfully for educational purposes. A blended system of open, supported learning could be created partly because of existing

in The Open University
Eric Richards

. Movements of people shifted and changed as the regions of Britain altered their alignments over the following century of fluctuating industrialisation. Shropshire’s distance from the ports made it less likely to yield emigrants; nevertheless there were significant movements of people, some of whom eventually became emigrants. Incipient industrialisation By the last decades of the eighteenth century, the new industries of Shropshire – coal mines, ironworks and potteries – were, despite population growth, stretching against the limits of local labour supplies. The expanding

in The genesis of international mass migration
Routes, rivalries and regionalism in the Pacific
Frances Steel

Islands, ‘an insignificant little protectorate fifty-three miles in circumference’, a distance of seven days’ steaming, is perhaps, he argued, ‘one of the most remarkable evidences of New Zealand maritime enterprise’. He concluded that it ‘shows that the little “Britain of the South” is a worthy child of Britannia and Father Neptune, and alive to the destiny of her geographical

in Oceania under steam
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Andrew Dix

partially with those of theatrical performance. In his film version of Coriolanus (2012), for example, Ralph Fiennes utilises close-ups and thus draws on restrained gestures and reduced voice amplification compared with when he was trying to reach the dress circle during London stage performances of the same role in 2000. Variously magnified, distanced or distorted by the camera’s positioning, and further modified during editing, the performance of film actors signifies not less than – but differently from – that of their theatrical counterparts. Assessment of

in Beginning film studies (second edition)