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Really existing democracy
Bryce Lease

reference outside of Polish contexts in the shaping and contesting of cultural identity. Krzysztof Warlikowski, a member of the first generation to work exclusively in a ‘free’ Poland, has undoubtedly had the greatest impact on Polish theatre since the late 1990s. Kopciński (2000) argues that Krystian Lupa introduced Warlikowski to subjects that would come to shape his work, such as cultural dispossession, spiritual atrophy, a deficiency of collective identity, internal chaos and immaturity. Warlikowski eschewed texts and directing styles that rely on assimilationist or

in After ’89
Cultural revolution and feminist voices, 1929–50
Rochelle Rowe

’s publications, Newday, Webster’s beauty competitions stimulated a flurry of questions that would continue to surround the competition in years to come. Audiences asked especially, who could be defined as typical, and who had the authority to choose a j 37 J imagining caribbean womanhood national representative.102 However, Webster’s Post and the ‘Miss British Caribbean’ contest revealed the beginnings of the marriage of cultural nationalism to the ideal of mixed-raced female beauty. The progressive West Indian identity Webster espoused would come into being through the

in Imagining Caribbean womanhood
Constructions of self and other in parliamentary debate
Lee Jarvis and Tim Legrand

, critics of proscription or its application tend to reproduce rather than contest this binary relationship, by appealing for the UK to be truer to its own self-identity. Important to note here is that the content and tenor of political debate in this context has remained stable and unvarying across the eighteen years or so of our empirical focus despite some notable fluctuations in this period, which has included: five political administrations – the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the Coalition government headed by the Conservative Prime Minster

in Banning them, securing us?
Jack Holland

understood national mythology. The result has been that the US, more than any other country, has been written, imagined, and constructed on the screen. Third, however, America is no autocracy. Dominant themes of American exceptionalism, militarism, and identity are rarely without contestation. Critique, resistance, and alternative are all in evidence, as part of a vibrant and functioning democracy with film and television at its heart. Therefore, after discussing America’s historical and more recent relationship with the screen, this chapter turns to consider the broad

in Fictional television and American Politics
Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

content (K. Stewart 1988: 227). ‘Analyzing nostalgia in context, locating it richly within the landscape of the present, seems a task especially well suited to ethnography’ (Bissell 2005: 239). And there are so many lessons we can learn from our own nostalgia, and that of Others (see also Angé and Berliner 2015; Berliner 2015). At Chagres, nostalgia may be a means  – ‘a vehicle of knowledge’ (Battaglia 1995: 77) – to think about representation and identity. Tomé is remembered fondly by his many children and grandchildren who inhabit the Emberá communities close to the

in Exoticisation undressed
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Horror cinema and traumatic events
Linnie Blake

events, to apportion blame, to extract retribution and to atone. Thus horror cinema can be seen to fulfil a function that sets it apart from other more ‘respectable’ branches of the culture industry: providing a visceral and frequently non-linguistic lexicon in which the experience of cultural dislocation may be phrased; in which the dominant will to repudiate post-traumatic self-examination through culturally sanctioned silence may be audibly challenged. Within a traumatised culture in which hegemonic conceptions of national identity are loudly contested by dissenting

in The wounds of nations
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From idealism to pragmatism (1984–2002)
Bruno Villalba and Sylvie Vieillard-Coffre

. In a quarter of a century, the Greens have had the opportunity to try out a number of organisational approaches and to test various electoral strategies and to develop novel internal practices based on their own particular motivations and identity. Gradually, however, they have been forced to accept a dose of political reality and adapt their membership practices in the interests of electoral success. In carrying out our organisational, electoral and ideological analysis, our aim is to explore how the Greens have tried to maintain a coherent identity while facing

in The French party system
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The Royal Society and the governance of post-war British science
Jeff Hughes

implications of this ‘independence’ for the RS’s role in the governance of post-war British science. ‘Independence’, I argue, shaded into irrelevance – and both were the achieved outcomes of deliberate positioning work. Establishing relevance, projecting identity: renewing the Royal Society The RS emerged from the war on the institutional side-lines. The immediate post-war framework of scientific governance was dominated by the research councils (the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Agricultural Research

in Scientific governance in Britain, 1914–79
Predappio as a site of pilgrimage
Sofia Serenelli

Predappio, from its origins to the present day, can be divided into three phases. The first, under Fascism, is that of its birth and development as the ‘Holy Land’ and ‘ideal destination of every Italian.’4 The second phase runs from 1957 to 1983 when, with the return of the Duce’s body and the reemergence of the ritual of pilgrimages, Predappio became the object of a ‘contestedidentity: between a site of (neo-fascist) memory on the one hand and a site of public repression of the Fascist past on the other. The third phase, from 1983 to the present day, began with the

in The cult of the Duce
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‘The court presented a very imposing spectacle’
Katie Barclay

understood the law to be felt, an institution that should be admired and feared in similar measure. If the Four Courts situated the law as an elite and masculine institution, it also reinforced the majesty of a law that was ‘for the people’, giving confidence that (some form of) justice – who appeared in statue form inside – would be done. The architecture of the Four Courts shaped people’s emotional responses and performances of identity. The sublimity of the Courts was created by the spatial dynamics of the building where the public entered a great hall and encountered

in Men on trial