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Offline and online games, branding and humanitarianism at the Roskilde Festival

causes and commercial interests, e.g. via corporate social responsibility (CSR), cause-branded products or philanthropy. 2 Critiques of the popular characteristically draw on various theoretical and analytical approaches, such as critical discourse analysis, Žižekian ideological critique and/or grounded critical analytics. 3 These analyses often echo critical approaches to popular culture in media

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
From starving children to satirical saviours

questions to the social networking site Facebook as the starting point of this chapter. Facebook was founded in the United States in 2004 as a network for Harvard University students to share ‘social’ information. In 2005, the network was open to other US educational institutions, corporate professionals and in the following year was made public. 12 Checking social networking sites has now become part of

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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, Studies in Church History, (Oxford: Ecclesiastical History Society, 1990), pp. 453–65 (p. 457). Susan O’Brien has noted that in 1870, about half of the 200 unenclosed and partially enclosed convents in England included lay sisters. 184 Corporate identities Nineteenth-century boundaries of religious life diverged from the narrowly constructed parameters of religious life in early modern England. Catholic daughters of the aristocracy and gentry entered solemn-vowed, enclosed orders in England, and, after the Reformation, on the continent.8 As choir sisters, they were

in Contested identities
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’, and its social and economic development of colonial ‘character’; and how racial ideology and discourses of power fostered a ‘seafaring race’ theory, 4 influencing naval recruitment, strategy and management, and affecting imperial sentiment, ethnic relations, colonial identities, customs and order. It is commonly acknowledged that naval history has been relatively late in engaging with the cultural

in Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922–67
History, culture and character

about artifice and authenticity in the novel, which is closely connected to notions of personal and national identity is, then, not simply a matter of philosophic speculation or advanced technology, but arises out of the economic operations of capitalism. Or so a Marxist would say. Barnes, though, is no Marxist. For him, corporate power is a matter of individual character, Sir

in These Englands

James Walvin32 have studied the rise of football and the formation of football supporters’ identities since the early era of contemporary sport. Some of their explanations might still be pertinent for many of today’s features of partisanship. Shifting the emphasis to place rather than time, geographers have insisted on the links between territory and support for a team. John Bale, for instance, has provided a comprehensive theory on how a ground (and its location) can shape football’s partisanship. Similarly, the importance of local and national context in the

in Foreign players and football supporters
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Emerging sociabilities in Alava, Basque Country

sociological reality: we have a population that is increasingly diversified and heterogeneous, but highly polarised and focused on the insider/outsider opposition, due, in part, to what may be called a conflictive management of local identities. Villages are increasingly relationship networks, i.e. something built and permanently renovated. In the minds of their traditional dwellers and some of the newcomers, the corporative vision has primacy. This way of thinking comes out strongly at election times, but is also expressed in the management of sociability and of community

in Alternative countrysides

the Race Equality Forum to draft the 2015 Racial Equality Strategy; during a time when reflection on ‘good relations’, identity and integration was of high political importance in the Province. Since the end of the violent conflict referred to colloquially as ‘The Troubles’, Northern Ireland has seen a significant increase in the number of immigrants and ethnic minorities. This demographic change brings with it the need to re-examine aspects of social welfare policy development and service provision, and thus necessitates a deeper

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
Late twentieth-century British emigration and global identities – the end of the ‘British World’?

should be noted that many of these ‘Thatcher refugees’ were also economic migrants, especially in the early 1980s when unemployment surpassed three million. But ideological hostility could also pave the way for lasting antagonism to Britain and thus stimulate a more mobile future and shifts in identity which might loosen commitment to a British attachment. It was not, of

in Empire, migration and identity in the British world

-hop?’ (Condry 2007 : 638). This could equally be asked in south-east Europe. Ian Condry, drawing on Cornel West's ‘new cultural politics of difference’ (West 1990 : 35 in Condry 2007 : 639) to explain why some rappers questioned the homogeneity of Japanese ethnonational identity while corporate pressures encouraged others either to fetishise visible signifiers of blackness or de-emphasise hip-hop's black origins, called for ‘a transnational cultural politics of race’ without essentialising either one single African-American identity or one homogenous local/Japanese one

in Race and the Yugoslav region