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relations of power onto the landscape. This was less about creating a sense of national unity through contact and communication, and more about subjugating and controlling the native population. The French colonisation of Vietnam involved huge investment in public works to facilitate the exploitation of its resources and provide access to other potential riches, hence the building of a railway to China. By 1931, 2,500 kilometres

in Soldered states
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Telling autoethnographic stories

’s police station, the railway offices ... Yesterday afternoon our units attacked and captured the Headquarters in Salah a Din Street overlooking Wadi Rushmia and the eastern city exit. The enemy tried several times to take the building from us, but was defeated ... The boundary between us and the enemy moved forward and most of our new positions were in Arab houses. Many enemy bases were captured by our forces ... At dawn our units attacked Arab Halissa ... all houses were captured after heavy fighting. Arabs are abandoning the neighbourhood ... getting women and

in Co-memory and melancholia
Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s

( figures 1.1 and 1.2 ); there is, rather surprisingly, no music on the soundtrack during this sequence. Of Teddy, for example, Ruth explains ‘his father was a doctor in a hospital near our village – the Japs [ sic ] took his parents prisoner and left Teddy there to die – they didn’t know Teddy – he crawled two miles to a road – a Chinese soldier brought him to us’; of Marie, ‘Her father had a petrol station by a river near our

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Insurgents’ use of terrorism at the initial stages of conflict

handful of LeT terrorists came ashore in a small boat, originating in Karachi, and proceeded to massacre passers-by at the city’s railway station and at two of Mumbai’s most prominent hotels, including the Taj, a popular outdoor café, and the local Jewish community center.97 Moreover, LeT has a formal affiliation with al Qaeda and its aims are not restricted to Jammu Kashmir.98 According to its literature, LeT doctrine expresses hatred for Hindus, Jews, Americans, apostates and infidels, more generally. Its longrange, and certainly far-fetched, goal includes bringing

in The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare