Academic ambassadors interpret ‘mutual understanding’
Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

130 7 ‘Experience is the only teacher’: Academic ambassadors interpret ‘mutual understanding’ In 1968 a young American postgraduate student from Yale found ‘Melbourne [Australia] was not a good place for an American to be’.1 The war in Vietnam had exposed the reality that academics were not truly ambassadors for their country. This was highlighted in November 1967, when the New York Review of Books (NYRB) published an exchange of letters between Senator Fulbright and distinguished professor of English and American studies at Amherst College, Leo Marx. Marx had

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Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings
Catherine Gander

’s notion, when confronted with the Poem-Paintings, that they express a collaborative artistic exchange while at the same time confounding one’s full understanding of it. Adding to their apparent opacity, the works are littered with references to encounters with mutual friends (Kenneth Koch, for example), with personal gripes, musings, exclamations of joy, with allusions to moments and events previously experienced privately, or among members of the New York School. The coterie aesthetic of O’Hara’s poetry is amplified and fragmented in the Poem-Paintings; however, as

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From Polanyi to the new economic archaeology
Michael Hudson

-regulating market’ (Polanyi, 1944: 148). He expected the chaos resulting from implementing this manic ideology to demonstrate the fallacy of claims that markets are self-regulating and can be ‘disembedded’ from their social regulatory context without causing economic destruction, unemployment and poverty. To demonstrate the need for public regulation, Polanyi undertook a review of what modes of organizing money, credit and land use had sustained prosperity and which ones failed. Rejecting what he took to be Marx’s sequence of modes of production, he emphasized modes of exchange.2

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Ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory
Jeremy C.A. Smith

migration. Through voyaging and migration, islander societies expanded, creating and sustaining zones of engagement for millennia before Europeans came. Travel stimulated an imaginary of exchange, the second theme. Exchange cannot be understood with a utilitarian mindset; it is rather an expression of relationship, association and alliance –​engagement broadly speaking. The third theme is the new world context. European colonialism conjoined the Pacific to other civilisations in more extensive engagement. This was a violent and disordering historical experience for the

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The cultural construction of the British world
Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton

This book examines the dissemination and exchange of ideas within the British world between 1763 and 1997. In particular, it is concerned with looking at the ebb and flow of concepts integral to the circulation of imperial culture, as well as the beliefs, practices and outcomes associated with them. In doing so, it builds on two key developments in scholarship since the turn of the century

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Susan Strange

electronic machines. They are just like the gamblers in casinos watching the clicking spin of a silver ball on a roulette wheel and putting their chips on red or black, odd numbers or even ones. As in a casino, the world of high finance today offers the players a choice of games. Instead of roulette, blackjack, or poker, there is dealing to be done – the foreign exchange market and all its variations; or in bonds, government securities or shares. In all these markets you may place bets on the future by dealing forward and by buying or selling options and all sorts of other

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Some ethical considerations
Ali Rattansi

particularly scholarly or rigorous reflections based on email exchanges, such as Living on Borrowed Time (written with Rovirosa-Madrazo, 2010), Moral Blindness (with Donskis, 2013), Liquid Surveillance (with Lyon, 2013), State of Crisis (with Bordoni, 2014), Management in a Liquid Modern World (with I. Bauman, Kociatkiewicz and Kostera, 2015), Of RATTANSI 9781526105875 PRINT.indd 211 24/05/2017 13:19 212 The perils of liquid life God and Man (with Obirek, 2015a), On the World and Ourselves (with Obirek, 2015b), Liquid Evil (with Donskis, 2016), In Praise of Literature

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Kriston R. Rennie

The second half of the ninth century is a particularly cogent era for monastic exemption privileges. 1 This chapter explains the promise and growth of papal protection during this period, when it became a defining feature of monastic exemption privileges. As a coveted ambition for many medieval monasteries, this valuable commodity introduced a physical, ideological, and rhetorical dimension into the political exchange, shaping what Egon Boshof has rightly characterised as a traditio Romana (or ‘Roman tradition’). 2

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Paul Salzman

Chapter 6 Mary Wroth and hermaphroditic circulation Paul Salzman I want to begin by rehearsing a story about Mary Wroth’s publication of Urania that will be familiar to many people, but that I recount here in order to set the scene for an analysis of the circulation and recirculation of her vituperative poetic exchange with Edward Denny. Among a number of thinly veiled depictions of Jacobean court scandals in Urania, Wroth gave an account of the violent responses of Edward Denny to accusations that his daughter Honora, married to James Hay, Viscount Carlisle

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At war in Vietnam
Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

. Emphasising the bi-​national commitment and the value attached to the renewal of the existing educational exchange relationship matched the government’s declaration of shared foreign policy goals and its cultivation of the US alliance. As the minister for External Affairs in that government, Paul Hasluck fervently espoused the Domino Theory, and was a keen supporter, even urger, of military intervention in Vietnam.5 On 7 August, just weeks before the signing of the new agreement, the US Congress had passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which effectively gave President

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