Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 135 items for :

  • "discrimination" x
  • Manchester Literature Studies x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Anna Maguire Elliott

roles, discrimination, and poverty’ (Gaard 23). Doll and Lila are limited in the work to which they are permitted access, and Doll has further caring responsibilities for Lila. In its focus on Doll's abandonment of Lila and their later difficulties, the text thus confronts a gendered difference in the impact of environmental damage. However, in Lila, Robinson does not simply hold up Emersonian self-reliance as a model for greater female autonomy and respect for the environment. The text instead interrogates self-reliance and considers the

in Marilynne Robinson
Civil rights, civil war, and radical transformation in Home and Gilead
Tessa Roynon

arson attack on the local Black church, in Robinson's Home Jack makes a point of raising historical events with his father, such as the murder of Emmett Till and violent resistance to the integration of the University of Alabama, and discusses discrimination against Black baseball players with Glory. 7 All too easily, readers who are preoccupied by the relationship between Jack and his father are drawn into Robert Boughton's willed indifference to these matters: his authoritative and revered role in the household

in Marilynne Robinson
Abstract only
A critical conversation

themselves if their neighbour happened to be of a different race. After reporting these complacent responses, Barnett angrily disputes them: These figures are dramatically incompatible with the facts of American behavior as revealed on every level of existence today […] It is openly repudiated in such other aspects of American life as labor conflict, anti-Semitism, and the inequality and discrimination to which racial minorities like the Negroes, Mexicans and Nisei are subjected […] If four fifths of

in Marilynne Robinson
Open Access (free)
Lesbian citizenship and filmmaking in Sweden in the 1970s
Ingrid Ryberg

’ (1984) [‘Investigation about the situation of homosexuals in society’], would put homosexuality on the official political agenda as a legitimate social and civil rights issue in Sweden, paving the way for cohabitation, anti-​ discrimination, parental and marital rights during the following decades. The two rare lesbian films examined in this chapter, largely forgotten and overlooked in Swedish film history as well as in feminist and queer historiography, anticipate these crucial shifts in the official medical, legal and social understanding of homosexuality in Sweden

in The power of vulnerability
Abstract only
Charles Olson’s cosmology
Reitha Pattison

his later writings. In his early essay entitled ‘Human Universe’, Olson claims that ‘the only two universes which count, the two phenomenal ones’, are ‘that of himself, as organism, and that of his environment, the earth and planets’ (CPr, 56). Developing this cosmological discrimination via his more schematic essayistic mode in Proprioception, published ten years later, he locates the phenomenally exterior universe within the ‘human universe’, the human body being the site of the same. Experience, or the ‘kosmos inside a human being’, as Olson calls it in The

in Contemporary Olson
Transcending the question of origins
Emna Mrabet

4 The immigrant in Abdellatif Kechiche’s cinematic work: transcending the question of origins Emna Mrabet Starting in the 1980s, filmmakers from Maghrebi1 immigrant families began to represent themselves and their daily lives. They revealed the discrimination they experienced and the problems arising from an identity crisis within French society. They set out to reclaim their history, offering a competing narrative to the stigma they had so far been subjected to2 (Tarr, 2005: 9). The 1980s signal a turning point in the history of the representation of people of

in Reimagining North African Immigration
The ‘negative dialectics’ of The Maximus Poems
Tim Woods

praise or to bury BUT TO EXAMINE what’s around, that is of USE, not that, we admire’.10 Olson’s desire to maintain discriminations and differences in a commodifying world which elides distinctions, has a specific affinity with Adorno’s methodological effort. Adapting Benjamin’s ideas, Adorno’s critique of non-dialectical thinking was levelled at the manner in which the conceptual or general is mistaken for ‘truth’ rather than merely another mode of thought. While focussing on particularity and recognising that conceptuality cannot be dismissed, Adorno utilises clusters

in Contemporary Olson
Abstract only
Out-marching exclusion and hatred
Jimia Boutouba

in the fight against racism and for civil rights and for a new definition of citizenship which stressed socialization based on plural belongings, the promotion of sociocultural integration in the suburbs, and the mobilization against police brutality and judicial discrimination. One of the instigators of the 1983 March, Toumi Djaidja, had been very active with community groups and within the association he was presiding over, SOS Minguettes Avenir. During one of those hot summer nights, Djaidja was seriously wounded, shot in the stomach by a police officer, while

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Annalisa Oboe
Elisa Bordin

lyrical narrative, a critique of gender discrimination, a condemnation of sex trafficking, and a denunciation of the failings of human rights policies. The declared intention of the novella, however, is to try to remove any sentimentality and polemic and to stay away from numbers and statistics, because, as the author states, ‘in the end it doesn’t matter how many young women are victims of this trade. One is already one too many.’ 7 Abani always pays attention to the social contexts in which the becoming of his characters

in Chris Abani
New perspectives on immigration
Caroline Fache

undoubtedly participate in the politics of representation (content and forms) and representativeness (numbers and visibility) of minorities on TV, as defined in the report on media representation of immigrants (Blion et al., 2006) by the national antidiscrimination agency called Fonds d’Action et de Soutien pour l’Intégration et la Lutte contre les Discriminations (FASILD).3 I will first introduce the production and reception contexts of the TV series and clarify why choosing comedy increases the representativeness of minorities. Next, I will study the aesthetic strategies

in Reimagining North African Immigration