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Manchester’s mixed-genre anthologies and short-story collections
Lynne Pearce

3970 Postcolonial Manchester:Layout 1 28/6/13 12:38 Page 154 4 Collective resistance Manchester’s mixed-genre anthologies and short-story collections Lynne Pearce Along with the crime fiction featured in Chapter 3, the anthology (that is, a multi-authored collection of poetry or prose fiction or – very often – a mixture of both) is the most popular literary genre to emanate from Manchester in recent years.1 Inasmuch as short stories and poems constitute a more manageable undertaking for non-professional writers than the novel, this is hardly surprising, and

in Postcolonial Manchester
Nadia Kiwan

8 From individual to collective subjectivities? Introduction Chapter 7 revealed that a number of interviewees mobilise a sense of individual subjectivity and agency. However, what about the question of mobilising a collective sense of subjectivity or agency? It has already been pointed out that a process of individual subjectivation involves an, albeit difficult, reconciliation of individual and community, of social and cultural specificities. Do young French-North Africans enter into this process of subjectivation on a collective level? In other words, do they

in Identities, discourses and experiences
Nadia Kiwan

5 Collective identities and cultural communities? Introduction Chapter 4 examined some areas of the interviewees’ lives which are defined in terms of the ‘individualism pole’ of identity. It looked at how certain interviewees expressed their desire to participate in ‘society’ according to universalist principles. Also included in the analysis were those interviewees who could be described as wanting to ‘escape’ their communities of origin, whether the term ‘community’ is defined in cultural or in socio-economic terms. Still using the ‘triangle of identity’ as our

in Identities, discourses and experiences
José Álvarez-Junco

4 National history and collective memory The nationalisation of culture In 1815, following the second, definitive defeat of Napoleon, the most urgent requirement was the rebuilding of the political fabric of Europe, which had been torn asunder by the revolutionary and Bonapartist whirlwinds that had swept through it. In the fond belief that the turmoil of the previous twenty-five years had been no more than a passing madness, Tsar Alexander I and the Austrian Chancellor Metternich presided over a coalition of absolute monarchs that aimed to restore the ancien

in Spanish identity in the age of nations
Geoffrey Cubitt

1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 1112 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 5 SOCIAL MEMORY AND THE COLLECTIVE PAST From the materials and messages that are transmitted within society, specific representations and larger understandings of a collective past are continuously woven. Events, experiences and personalities that have left an impact in people’s thinking get incorporated into narratives or organized accounts of the society’s or the nation’s past. Some of these accounts prove ephemeral, others durable; some acquire

in History and memory
Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling

3 Foundations of Europe’s collective household There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism’. (Benjamin, 1992: 248) Of the many dream-houses of the world’s civilizations the Pantheon in Rome is possibly the most beautiful: a perfectly proportioned hemisphere within a cylinder, an apotheosis of architecture expressing the harmonization of religious and civic ideals. Hadrian had this beautiful house erected, though he had it accredited to an earlier consul, Agrippa, because Hadrian’s accession to power after the

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Peter J. Martin

Introduction The aim of this chapter is to consider a general movement in which the collective concepts established by the early pioneers of modern sociological thought have been reconsidered in the light of both theoretical critique and empirical results. The issues raised were already evident in the divergence between the early programmatic formulations of the sociological agenda produced by Durkheim (e.g. 1982[1895]) and Weber (e.g. 1978[1920]), in the subsequent debates about their approaches, and are at the heart of the familiar opposition

in Human agents and social structures
Sarah Cooper

From 1967 until 1977, Marker veils his individual signature as a film director. While he continues to produce his own work, these years place increased emphasis on collective projects. He also plays a crucial behind-the-scenes role in facilitating recognition of other people’s work. Although his filmmaking has been politically engaged from the outset, this is a period of heightened militancy. It begins

in Chris Marker
Martha Doyle

2 Collective action and the nexus of political and cultural systems Much of the extant research on older people’s interest organisations remains uninformed by the available body of political science and sociological literature. As a result it does not provide an adequate conceptual basis for understanding the complexity of older people’s interest organisations. It fails to offer an in-depth exploration of the contextual factors which impact upon the development, growth and survival of these groups or the discourses informing the topic of collective action of

in The politics of old age
Martha Doyle

7 The nexus of resources, political opportunity structures and collective identities This penultimate chapter considers the implications of the findings discussed in Chapters 5 and 6 for our understanding of older people’s interest organisations and the collective action of older people. It relates these findings to the literature and topics addressed in Chapters 1 to 4. Adopting Tarrow’s (2011) suggestion to synthesise the examination of the subject of collective action, it explores the interaction of political opportunity structures, organisational resources

in The politics of old age