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Kelly-Kate Pease

out the general diplomatic architecture of states to show how bureaucratic agencies ensure the continuity of diplomatic relationships with other governments and IGOs in spite of changes in personnel or leadership. These external and internal factors shape how, and if, human rights and humanitarianism are systematically pursued by the diplomatic arms of states. Inside the black box of the state are government agencies that interact with each other and their foreign counterparts. These agencies must balance their human rights and humanitarian interests and values with

in Human rights and humanitarian diplomacy
What contribution to regional security?
Panagiota Manoli

2504Chap11 7/4/03 12:41 pm Page 208 11 The Black Sea Economic Cooperation: what contribution to regional security?1 Panagiota Manoli The Black Sea region has been extensively referred to as a bridge, indicating its link with Europe to the West and Asia to the East. As a crossroad of geography, cultures and religions, the Black Sea region presents opportunities for both cooperation and conflict among the region’s states. Developments in this area cannot be viewed in isolation, but always in the context of events taking place in Europe and in Central Asia

in Limiting institutions?
Colette Gaiter

The Black Panther newspaper and revolutionary aesthetics Colette Gaiter The Black Panther Party (BPP) and the Maoist Chinese artists who created posters and visual images in the 1960s and 1970s spread political ideology through empathetic, simple and bold images of everyday people. Viewers of these images could actually see themselves as revolutionaries by identifying with their protagonists. Emory Douglas, the Minister of Culture, designer, illustrator and ‘revolutionary artist’ for the BPP, was ‘the Norman Rockwell of the ghetto’,1 portraying poor and working

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Carl Lavery

The black body is the object of a strange ambivalence. As soon as it ventures beyond its accepted perimeters – sports stadia or concert arenas – the black body never fails to shock or indeed to disturb. (Condé, in Lionnet, 2001 : 6; my translation) 1 Introduction In my reading of The Balcony , I showed how Genet disclosed the wound inflicted upon French society in the 1950s by the increasing spectacularisation of everyday life. In this chapter, I look at how his 1958 play The Blacks opened other hidden wounds of the period, namely those related to

in The politics of Jean Genet’s late theatre
And other questions about gender, race, and the visibility of Protestant saints
Kathleen Lynch

W ho was Dinah the Black? That is the first question to be asked, of course. Might she be the first black woman in seventeenth-century London with a recoverable trajectory of experience? That is the claim that Imtiaz Habib stakes for her. 1 Is she thereby another cultural other – this one female – to add to our stock of adult trophy

in Conversions
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

The social movements and rebellions over the hundred-year period preceding the Black Death show great diversity but few discernible trends. The earliest of these protests were as ‘modern’ as any on record in the West until the nineteenth century. In northern France and Flanders, abundant evidence of workingmen’s associations, assemblies, and strikes appears in city

in Popular protest in late-medieval Europe
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Author: Rosemary Horrox

From 1348 to 1350 Europe was devastated by an epidemic that left between a third and one half of the population dead. This book traces, through contemporary writings, the calamitous impact of the Black Death in Europe, with a particular emphasis on its spread across England from 1348 to 1349. It charts the social and psychological impact of the plague, and its effect on the late-medieval economy. Focusing on England, an exceptionally well documented region, the book then offers a wide range of evidence for the plague's variegated repercussions on the economy and, no less complex, on social and religious conduct. It is concerned with the British experience of plague in the fourteenth century. Students of intellectual history will find a wealth of pseudo-scientific explanations of the plague ranging from astrological conjunctions, through earthquakes releasing toxic vapours, to well poisoning by Jews. From narrative accounts, often of heartrending immediacy, the book further proceeds to a variety of contemporary responses, drawn from many parts of Christian Europe. It then explains contemporary claims that the plague had been caused by human agency. The book attempts to explain the plague, which was universally regarded as an expression of divine vengeance for the sins of humankind.

African American physicians in television period dramas
Kevin McQueeney

television can lead to negative perceptions of African Americans in real life, among white and Black viewers ( Ford, 1997 ). Some African American characters represent less sinister, but still stereotypical images. For example, many of the Black doctors on medical dramas have often personified a particular trope of the Black professional, as identified by sociologist Herman Gray: the ethos of individual

in Diagnosing history
Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean diaspora
Author: Janelle Joseph

This book outlines the ways in which sport helps to create transnational social fields that interconnect migrants dispersed across a region known as the Black Atlantic: England, North America and the Caribbean. Many Caribbean men’s stories about their experiences migrating to Canada, settling in Toronto’s urban and suburban neighbourhoods, finding jobs, returning home for visits, and traveling to other diasporic locations involved some contact with a cricket and social club. The cricket ground brings black Canadians together as a unified community, not only to celebrate their homeland cultures or assuage the pain of the “racial terror” that unifies the Black Atlantic, but also to allay the pain of aging in the diaspora. Players and spectators corporeal practices, post-game activities, sport-related travel, as well as music, food, meetings, fundraisers, parties, and shared stories are analysed in this text as resources deployed to maintain the Black Atlantic, that is, to create deterritorialized communities and racial identities; A close look at what goes on before, during, and after cricket matches provides insights into the contradictions and complexities of Afro-diasporic identity performances, the simultaneous representation of sameness and difference among Afro-Caribbean, African-American, Black British, Indo-Caribbean and South-Asian groups in Canada. This book describes twenty-one months of ethnographic empirical evidence of how black identities are gendered, age-dependent and formed relationally, with boundary making (and crossing) as an active process in multicultural Canada.

The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic

The introduction sets out the ways in which the volume uses an engagement with the inspiring international reverberations of the Russian Revolution across the Black Atlantic world to understand the contested articulations of left politics and different struggles against racism and colonialism. The first section situates the volume in relation to the historiography of the Russian Revolution while outlining some of the key ways in which black radicals drew inspiration from these events. The second section positions the volume in relation to recent literatures on black internationalism, drawing attention to how the chapters in this volume take forward these debates. The final section draws attention to the implications of the book for key contemporary debates on the intersection of race and class, on the emergence of politicised forms of anti-racism, in particular those arising out of a revolutionary struggle, and on racialised forms of internationalism and agency. We conclude by positioning the introduction in relation to recent political events, including the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement.