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Karen Throsby

27 1 Becoming I have never lived by the sea, and I loathe boats, succumbing to violent sea-sickness on all but the most fat and stable of ferries on the calmest of days. My earliest ocean memories are from family holidays; of paddling in the shallows or bobbing with my older brother in an inflatable dinghy, tethered to the shore by a long nylon rope held by my dad – a security against the perils of ‘being swept out to sea’. As we got older, we played, untethered now and confident swimmers, jumping and body boarding in the breaking waves on Woolacombe Sands

in Immersion
Anne-Marie Fortier

Becoming British through registration or naturalisation is – or should be – a significant life event. (Home Office 2002 : 32) Having a British passport is survival. (Nicole, Filipina-British) I still have the balloon in my room

in Uncertain citizenship
Annalisa Oboe and Elisa Bordin

is a motherless child, whose existence is burdened from the very beginning with the weight of loss, accompanied by the paradoxical sense of missing someone she has never known and will never be able to know, since the mother died while giving birth to her daughter. Becoming Abigail (2006) is rooted in a knot of ‘ghostly’ family relationships that, far from being supportive of one’s own sense of self, are predicated around absence, violence, pain, and troubling memories. Emotional and psychological trauma in Abigail

in Chris Abani
Gregor Gall

3.  Becoming RMT general secretary It is not often that a deputy to a sitting general secretary becomes almost as well known and as influential as the general secretary. But due to his record of struggle, big personality, radical Left politics, responsibility for dealing with London Underground and powerbase in London, this was the case with Crow. This situation was heightened by Knapp’s illness. Together these factors provided a strong basis upon which to become general secretary. Notwithstanding his refusal to stand earlier against Knapp, Crow had an

in Bob Crow: Socialist, leader, fighter
Leonie Hannan

2 Becoming an ‘intellectual’ B ecoming a woman intellectual in early modern England was no straightforward task. Financial dependence, lack of personal autonomy, marriage and motherhood could all bring pressures to bear on practices of self-development. However, it was from within these circumstances that women found ways to engage with the life of the mind. Moreover, the forms intellectual engagement took were informed by their domestic contexts and the patterns of exchange framed by letter-writing. This chapter explores the cultures of knowledge in which

in Women of letters
Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

governance, a form of planning that they hope will enable them to ‘become a somebody’ in the guise of a transnationally mobile, professional footballer. We also introduce a range of interpretations and representations of football that shape this project of individual and social becoming. This enables us to tease out the ‘migration drivers’ that influence young people's decision to realise social and spatial mobility through football. In keeping with contemporary theoretical currents in migration studies, the term ‘drivers’ is used here to denote a broad assortment of

in African football migration
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Carmen M. Mangion

1 Becoming visible I see plainly that they are not what we want, and that they have half our idea, but only half. I do not regret stopping for I learnt a great deal in my visit. It is curious how many people have had the same idea at the same time.1 Frances Taylor’s comment, written to Lady Georgiana Fullerton after her 1869 visit to the religious congregation of the Maids of Christ, was an astute one: it suggests that the expansion of women’s congregations in the nineteenth century was dynamic, not only in England, but also in parts of Europe.2 There were many

in Contested identities
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Performance and persona adaptation in Mario Casas’s career
Alberto Mira

11 Becoming Mario: performance and persona adaptation in Mario Casas’s career Alberto Mira For the 2007–​13 period, Mario Casas was his generation’s most popular actor in Spain. A home run in the box office that included such mega-​hits as Mentiras y gordas/​Sex, Parties and Lies (Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes, 2009), Fuga de cerebros/​ Brain Drain (Fernando González Molina, 2009), Tres metros sobre el cielo/​Three Steps Above Heaven (Fernando González Molina, 2010) (also known as 3MSC), Tengo ganas de ti/​I Want You (Fernando González Molina, 2012) and Las

in Performance and Spanish film
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Some reflections on the relationship between television and theatre
Stephen Lacey

; it was pointless to be realist without being popular, and popular forms without realist objectives were selling their audiences short (Brecht 1977 ). He also argued that there was not only the state of ‘being popular’ but also the process of ‘becoming popular’, and this emphasis on a dynamic process of change is an important one. From this perspective, the strategies that shape both Up the Junction and Cathy Come Home (the conscious use of documentary techniques to create a Brechtian ‘complex seeing’ and to position the dramas alongside news and current

in Popular television drama
La Motte and nursing, 1898–1913
Lea M. Williams

becoming a highly skilled organizer who could coordinate meeting a patient’s medical and social needs while working for the betterment of the community’s health. In The Tuberculosis Nurse , she also recognizes that because of the complexities involved in working with social agencies, charities, and the medical establishment, the experienced tuberculosis nurse would be well prepared to assume executive positions in other realms, 90 drawing attention to the way she was imagining forging new professional opportunities for herself

in Ellen N. La Motte