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Place, locality and memory
Author: Tony Kushner

This book is a study of the history and memory of Anglo-Jewry from medieval times to the present and explores the construction of identities, both Jewish and non-Jewish, in relation to the concept of place. The introductory chapters provide a theoretical overview focusing on the nature of local studies. The book then moves into a chronological frame, starting with medieval Winchester, moving to early modern Portsmouth, and then it covers the evolution of Anglo-Jewry from emancipation to the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the impact on identities resulting from the complex relationship between migration (including transmigration) and the settlement of minority groups. Drawing upon a range of approaches, including history, cultural and literary studies, geography, Jewish and ethnic and racial studies, the book uses extensive sources including novels, poems, art, travel literature, autobiographical writing, official documentation, newspapers and census data.

James Baldwin’s American South
Jeff Fallis

James Baldwin has frequently been written about in terms of his relationship to geographical locations such as Harlem, Paris, St. Paul-de-Vence, Istanbul, and “the transatlantic,” but his longstanding connection to the American South, a region that served as a vexed and ambiguous spiritual battleground for him throughout his life and career, has been little discussed, even though Baldwin referred to himself as “in all but no technical legal fact, a Southerner.” This article argues that the South has been seriously underconsidered as a major factor in Baldwin’s psyche and career and that were it not for the challenge to witness the Southern Civil Rights movement made to Baldwin in the late 1950s, he might never have left Paris and become the writer and thinker into which he developed. It closely examines Baldwin’s fictional and nonfictional engagements with the American South during two distinct periods of his career, from his first visit to the region in 1957 through the watershed year of 1963, and from 1963 through the publication of Baldwin’s retrospective memoir No Name in the Street in 1972, and it charts Baldwin’s complex and often contradictory negotiations with the construction of identity in white and black Southerners and the South’s tendency to deny and censor its historical legacy of racial violence. A few years before his death, Baldwin wrote that “[t]he spirit of the South is the spirit of America,” and this essay investigates how the essential question he asked about the region—whether it’s a bellwether for America’s moral redemption or moral decline—remains a dangerous and open one.

James Baldwin Review
Jason Statham’s sartorial style
Steven Gerrard

for communication (Roach-Higgins et al . 1995 ). Dress has no actual meaning per se, but it is given meaning when used/worn/discussed by individuals. Crane ( 2000 ) sees clothing as performing one of the major social constructions of identity, no matter what class or society the individual ‘belongs’ to, and that gender and status can be ‘confirmed’ from the clothes worn by

in Crank it up
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In/security, peaces, identities and politics
Josefina A. Echavarria

the state an extraordinary source of legitimacy for incorporating non-democratic practices to deal with the terrorist threat. In order to fight this war, the state issued the DSP in June 2003. After analysing the construction of identity categories in the DSP, I concluded that by recognising the danger of narco-terrorism as posing a vital threat to the Colombian state and its

in In/security in Colombia
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Nadia Kiwan

the 1980s can be seen as just one level of discourse concerning North African immigrants and their descendants. A second level of discourse can be found in the intellectual debates of the last twenty-five years, which have often taken on a rather ideological character. One of the central ideas underpinning this book is the notion of a disjuncture between the main preoccupations of the public and intellectual debates and the experiences of the people concerned. Therefore, by studying the construction of identity among young people of North African origin, this book

in Identities, discourses and experiences
Gender and narrative in L’Hiver de beauté, Les Ports du silence and La Rage au bois dormant by Christiane Baroche
Gill Rye

the foundations for the readings of both Les Ports du silence and La Rage au bois dormant which follow here. Deeply implicated in the construction of identity,the effects of the mirror motif are multiple, operating, in all these novels, in particularly creative ways on the representation of gender. In Les Ports de silence and La Rage au bois dormant, the mirror-object itself disappears, yet it still continues to function in figurative terms at the level of form. Stendhal’s metaphor of the mirror, quoted in my epigraph, still holds true today, although it can of course

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
Sarah Alyn Stacey

. )10 (It was best to expect it and to prepare for it. She closed her eyes in order to sign the pact which she had just made with herself. Under the Mirabeau bridge flows the Seine, she recited with a sense of peacefulness which she had not experienced before. She just had to let herself float, without battling against the current, from one bridge to another, with her head just slightly raised out of the water to enable her to admire the changing landscape.) In these three novels, then, the tension between subjectivity and objectivity is central to the construction of

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
Childhood visits to Ireland by the second generation in England
Bronwen Walter

life (Morrison, 2003). In all cases these stories mirror the diasporic condition of split families and selves, and individual attempts to resolve dilemmas of identification and belonging. Childhood visits to Ireland are also a key part of the private experiences of many second-generation Irish people. This chapter uses life story data from second-generation Irish women and men living in England, to explore ways in which childhood memories have contributed to constructions of identity at different stages of their lives. It explores people’s memories of their visits

in Migrations
Masculinity and authorship
Diana Holmes and Robert Ingram

two of the players in the Oedipal triangle: the mother and the child. The father also plays a role in the construction of identity, representing, in a culture where the public domain is gendered masculine, the intervention of society’s laws and codes into the mother/child duo. Truffaut’s Cinema is frequently concerned with the role of the father, both in the literal sense of the male parent, and in the

in François Truffaut
Adrian Millar

Introduction While the literature on Northern Ireland is voluminous, 1 in keeping with the Lacanian emphasis on the centrality of aggression in the construction of identity, in this chapter I examine the literature that explains the Northern Ireland conflict in terms of communal identity and, in this process, note the republican self

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict