Queer phenomenology, and cultural and religious commodifi cation in Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)

phenomenology, especially regarding the confusion experienced by diasporic bodies and its relation to their surroundings. Ahmed observes that ‘bodies that experience being out of place might need to be orientated , to find a place where they feel comfortable and safe in the world’ ( 2006 , p. 158, emphasis added). P OWDERS , the revamped laundrette, is such a place of relative safety, where Omar can forge an affective connection with Johnny, albeit not without political complications. Disorientation and reorientation of the British Muslim subject of diasporic heritage is not

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Social and cultural modernity beyond the nation-state

Habermas and European integration examines the attitudes of German philosopher Jürgen Harbermas towards the European Union and the proposed European Constitution of 2004. Habermas wrote in support of this Constitution which ultimately remained unratified after referendums in 2005. This book combines an exploration of both Habermas’s ideas and of the crises on the European Union; these are both currently topical subjects. The book is divided into two main parts. The first section addresses the concept of ‘social modernity’ at EU level whilst exploring Habermas’s notion of juridification and its affinities with integration theories. The second section considers ‘cultural modernity’ in Europe and focuses on the impact of ‘Europessimism’ which grew in the late twentieth century and intensified in the years following 9/11. There is also a final third section which looks at the conceptual landscape of the Constitutional Convention using empirical research. With an interdisciplinary approach, the book engages with EU studies, critical and political theory, international relations, intellectual history, comparative literature and philosophy. Habermas and European integration was originally published in 2012 with this second edition being published in paperback with a new preface to coincide with Habermas’s ninetieth birthday. This republication follows several developments in European politics which are explored in the revised preface; the original text is maintained with annotations supplied for correction. The book appeals to multiple readerships including students and scholars as well as broader readers who might be interested in European affairs especially considering the ongoing political crises.

Place, space and discourse
Editors: Christine Agius and Dean Keep

Identity is often regarded as something that is possessed by individuals, states, and other agents. In this edited collection, identity is explored across a range of approaches and under-explored case studies with a view to making visible its fractured, contingent, and dynamic features. The book brings together themes of belonging and exclusion, identity formation and fragmentation. It also examines how identity functions in discourse, and the effects it produces, both materially and in ideational terms. Taking in case studies from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, the various chapters interrogate identity through formal governing mechanisms, popular culture and place. These studies demonstrate the complex and fluid nature of identity and identity practices, as well as implications for theorising identity.

A conceptual history 1200–1900

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ and ‘folly’, which were themselves generated by very specific social and intellectual environments. With essays extending across legal, educational, literary, religious, philosophical, and psychiatric histories, this collection maintains a rigorous distinction between historical and contemporary concepts in demonstrating how intellectual disability and related notions were products of the prevailing social, cultural, and intellectual environments in which they took form, and themselves performed important functions within these environments. Focusing on British and European material from the middle ages to the late nineteenth century, this collection asks ‘How and why did these concepts form?’ ‘How did they connect with one another?’ and ‘What historical circumstances contributed to building these connections?’ While the emphasis is on conceptual history or a history of ideas, these essays also address the consequences of these defining forces for the people who found themselves enclosed by the shifting definitional field.

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Alternative approaches to violence in International Relations

that phenomenology does not allow us to engage with ‘real’ experiences such as suffering, and on this, from the ‘other side’ of the argument, there is some convergence of sorts with more recent writing by some writers in the Anglo-Saxon tradition14 who have criticised empiricism without abandoning some kind of engagement with practical experienced realities (what Husserl calls, the ‘life-world’). Some recent theoretical contributions have engaged with hermeneutics in a rewarding manner.15 This work has provided a useful array of theoretical interventions based upon

in Contemporary violence

Heidegger. At Davos, Gurwitsch also heard Piaget and met Nikolai Hartmann and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl. In a curriculum vitae which he supplied to Schutz in 1948 with a view to gaining employment in the New School for Social Research in New York, Gurwitsch recalled that he passed his doctoral examination at Göttingen, where he had been supervised by Moritz Geiger, with a thesis on philosophy which ‘concerned relations between phenomenology and Gestalt theory’ (Grathoff, ed., 1989, 104–5). He added that he had also been examined in mathematics and physics. According to Grathoff

in The Bourdieu paradigm

of insanity, in metaphorical terms, have come from both sides.7 In this chapter I want to assess these various proposals about the status of ethnomethodology in relation to sociology, and to social science more generally. I will begin by briefly examining Garfinkel’s early career and what indications this might carry for that relationship. Then, given the influence of phenomenology on Garfinkel, I will examine its relationship with the natural and social sciences to see whether this can provide some illumination. I will then outline the ways in which Garfinkel

in The radicalism of ethnomethodology

Far from a simple backdrop, the lived environment was for Jean-Luc Godard capable of eliciting specific modes of cinematographic thought; choice of locations could impact the shape and feel of a film more than its screenplay. Prevalent in his works of the 1960s are suburban landscapes and locales, from the villas, cafés and roadways frequented by the characters of Bande à part (1964) to the high-rises of La Courneuve shown in the essay in phenomenology 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (1967). Without positing an equivalence between suburban heterogeneity and Godard’s jarring late-modern aesthetic, the author argues for the generative, transgressive capacity of a capitalist space in the throes of transformation and shot through with fragments of history. Shooting near Joinville-le-Pont and Vincennes in Bande à part, Godard pays homage to those pioneers who came before him, like Mack Sennett or Louis Feuillade. In other contexts, like the science-fiction sendup Alphaville (1965), he finds signs of the future in the present, showing Lemmy Caution moving through sleek, well-lit neighbourhoods of high-rises. The spatio-temporal rupture characteristic of Godard’s approach to suburban space resurfaces to surprising effect in Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012).

in Screening the Paris suburbs
Towards a phenomenology of the ‘visible’ in criminal justice

49 3 Matthew R. Draper and David Polizzi Regurgitating the media image: towards a phenomenology of the ‘visible’ in criminal justice Introduction In his attempt to conceptualise the phenomenology of the photographic image, Hubert Damisch (1980) described the photograph as a cultural object situated within a very specific historical frame of reference. He continued by observing: The photographic image does not belong to the natural world. It is a product of human labor, a cultural object whose being –​in the phenomenological sense of the term –​cannot be

in Law in popular belief

lectures delivered at the Sorbonne between 1928 and 1930 on contemporary German philosophy by Georges Gurvitch.3 He also attended Husserl’s ‘Paris Lectures’, given in German in February 1929. These were published in French translation in 1931 as Méditations cartésiennes. Introduction à la phenomenologie [Cartesian meditations. Introduction to Phenomenology]. In spite of these initial contacts with the work of Husserl, Geraets concludes that the influence of Husserl’s thought was limited until 1933. Merleau-Ponty gained his agrégation in philosophy in July 1930 before

in The Bourdieu paradigm