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Beyond the politics of identity?

broader social and political context but which in terms of the televisual is signified through reference to aesthetics. There is no question that twentieth-century movements such as feminism, anti-racism, and gay and lesbian or queer liberation have had significant, albeit varying, degrees of impact across a wide range of different institutions in both Britain and North America, including those of television and of the academy. Yet in an essay evaluating the ‘progress/progressiveness’ of gendering within recent television drama with reference to The X-Files (1994

in Beyond representation
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Yann Martel’s lonely book club

. Yann Martel publicly resists regressive and conservative cultural policies by encouraging public political figures to read more widely (or at all). Each advances a model for resistance against the exclusionary and marginalising work of contemporary citizenship in North America. Over the course of this book, I have argued that the civic act of reading works on and blurs the relationship between the status and performance of citizenship and can transform what I have called the ‘real conditions’ that spurred Gloria Anzaldúa, Dorothy Allison, Gregory Scofield, Guillermo

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship

-century.4 By the 1880s, emigration to North America was rapidly exceeding the entire rural exodus in England and Wales and ‘the reserves of potential migration in the rural areas [were] now much reduced’.5 By then most British emigrants were urban people. A simple division is often made between ‘settler migration’ and ‘labour migration’, and another category is termed ‘self-exporting emigrants’.6 The simplest distinction is between forced and voluntary migration, between slave or convict migration and free migration. But this division is less definitive, which even the

in The genesis of international mass migration
Irish and English influences in Canada

initial priority. Any formal period of colonisation was characterised by violence and upheaval. The police played a crucial role in enforcing the power of the colonial state during periods of rapid social change. In British North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand elements of colonial policing were appropriated in British settlement colonies and adapted to individual constabularies. The focus

in At the end of the line

decades. In Europe, North America, Australasia, and beyond, many dozens of hobbyist groups specialise in re-­enacting Scottish history. This chapter investigates the European re-­enactors.1 It first examines the cultural practice that is historical re-­enactment, its origins and meanings. It then explores the Scottish genre, the moments in Scottish history which re-­enactors find usable for their performances. As in commemoration, Scottish soldiers are at the centre of attention here. The chapter then addresses the issue of authenticity, the re-­enactors’ efforts to

in Warrior dreams
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leagues in North America while, from the 1920s onwards, Caribbean players were a major presence in English league cricket. 32 But that escape need not always be in the playing arena, because many black players found other work through cricketing contacts within the white commerical elite. It must be remembered, however, that there was as much a struggle for level within the

in The imperial game
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Counter-power in photography from slavery to Occupy Wall Street

world created and sustained by slavery. The prison would have housed runaways and otherwise disobedient slaves because Brazilian slavery used state mechanisms for punishment, unlike North America. European artists visiting Brazil often depicted enslaved Africans being beaten in prison, as seen in drawings by Augustus Earle (1821–​24) and Charles Landseer (1825–​26) (Honour 1989, 143). Florence’s experiments in visual form included a version of photocopying and extensive ethnographic illustration, especially of the Bororo people from what is now called the Mato Grosso

in Image operations

. Second, the chapter traces the genesis of the international resistance against this project including some of the key events, for example, the 1994 declaration of the Zapatistas against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the global days of action against international institutions such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the subsequent emergence of European and 5217P GLOBAL JUSTICE-PT/lb.qxd 13/1/09 19:59 Page 3 NEOLIBERALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS 1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 12 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

in Global justice networks
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, performance art – which encompasses a range of genres, among them body art, happenings, actions and performance – developed in Eastern Europe in parallel and in dialogue with practices in Western Europe and North America, despite its exclusion from the canon of that history. There were several ways in which this occurred. Artists from Eastern Europe were creating their own forms of performance art, but they also travelled to the West and, conversely, artists from the West travelled to the East; at times, artists from East and West encountered one another and their works at

in Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960

entry? Because I want to consider, or at least touch on, the perspective of the patients and consumers of CAM therapies. Over the last two decades, pioneering scholars have produced pathbreaking work on the constructions and disseminations of Chinese medicine in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.10 All of these studies have intimately followed doctors and experts operating in private clinics, public hospitals, research institutions, and medical schools in China, Europe, North America, and elsewhere; and addressing anything from clinical decision-making, and

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine