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Archaeology, anthropology and women in museums
Kate Hill

6 New disciplines: archaeology, anthropology and women in museums T he new human science disciplines of archaeology and anthropology expanded significantly in museum contexts during the second half of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century. Women were particularly prominent within these new areas; the conjunction of museum and new discipline seemed to offer specific opportunities to, and be attractive to, women at the fin de siècle. Museums offered women ways to be part of disciplines which complemented men’s roles outside museums, but

in Women and Museums, 1850–1914
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Algernon Swinburne on ‘The Flogging-Block’
Yopie Prins

verse composition during Eton reform, in order to show how the beaten boy becomes an exemplary Eton boy: rather than learning verse by heart, he learns his lesson by having it written on his bottom. My reading of (or on) ‘The Flogging-Block’ concludes that this metrical discipline works according to a logic of externalisation rather than internalisation, reversing an abstract discourse about metre so

in Algernon Charles Swinburne
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Ian Burney

demonstrate their wares. Yet its singular notoriety as an instrument of criminal violence meant that poison did not present itself to its presumed experts as an exclusively scientific object. For this reason, the attempt to discipline poison, to translate the rich public discourse explored in the previous chapter into a scientific one, was an essential feature in efforts to construct a ‘modern’ toxicology. This task had several distinct components that can be analyzed usefully in terms of ‘containment’ – containment of poison conceptually, operationally and legislatively

in Poison, detection, and the Victorian imagination
William Butler

4 Discipline and morale The discipline and morale of the amateur forces in Ireland were varied. Certainly, the biggest problems existed in the militia, and acts of disobedience became a common occurrence, especially towards the end of annual training, whilst the perceived threat of Fenianism in the latter half of the nineteenth century further accentuated problems. Importantly, these acts of indiscipline became more infrequent as time progressed, and this broadly fits in with the steady improvement of the army’s behaviour towards the latter Victorian era.1

in The Irish amateur military tradition in the British Army, 1854–1992
Timothy Bowman

2471Ch1 6/2/03 12:04 pm Page 10 1 Measuring discipline and morale This chapter will consider a number of methodological issues which are of relevance in developing this study. The differences between discipline in Irish and other British regiments and comparisons between civil and military law will then be considered. Finally, some consideration will be given to one issue surrounding discipline and morale which can be meaningfully considered in a thematic form: namely the attempts made to maintain high morale in the Irish regiments during the Great War. In

in The Irish regiments in the Great War
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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

This chapter discusses aspects of the interplay between the disciplines and modernity, as mediated by temporal-spatial imperatives. It focuses on the relationship between anthropology and history in order to discuss formations of modern knowledge as themselves forming critical subjects and crucial procedures of modernity. On the one hand, I explore the mutual interchange of time

in Subjects of modernity
A ‘well-oiled machine’ to combaturban chaos
Christy Kulz

3 Disciplining Dreamfields Academy: a ‘well-oiled machine’ to combat urban chaos The end product is such that the school is so well disciplined in so many different areas of its operation, including things like the behaviour of the children, that it means that the machine – if that’s what the academy is – works. It’s a well-oiled machine, it’s well serviced, it’s kept up to good operational standards and it’s regularly fixed if it goes wrong. So it’s able to deliver, if you like, its passengers. It can deliver what it’s aim, I mean the train has got an aim to

in Factories for learning
Missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa
Nicky Rousseau

8 Identification, politics, disciplines: missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa1 Nicky Rousseau Locating, exhuming, and identifying human remains associated with mass violence and genocide has come to occupy an impor­tant place in the panoply of transitional justice measures. Although such work cuts across the core transitional justice issues of justice, reparation and truth-telling, it has received surprisingly little critical attention from within the transitional justice field.2 Existing studies, with some exception, can be characterized by

in Human remains and identification
Mattias Frey

This article addresses the current state of film studies as a discipline, profession and institution, arguing that the hunt for cultural authority has been the defining feature, motivating force and tragic flaw of film studies. The current self-reflexive soul- searching reveals that the field – no longer a radical upstart – still lacks the gravitas of more established subjects. Departments have responded to identity crises and changing enrolment patterns by mummifying, killing off or burying foundational emphases. The nostalgia for film studies origins and the jeremiads about an unmanageable, unruly and recalcitrant discipline yield rose-tinted fantasies about community and mutual intelligibility that must be ultimately resisted.

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Neoliberal precarity, generational dispossession and call centre labour in Portugal

Call centres are a part of the daily lives of most people across the world, as they have become a privileged site of contact between firms and their clients. Drawing on the unusual advantage of long-term ethnographic fieldwork, this book describes the emergence of a regime of ‘disciplined agency’ within the Portuguese call centre sector. The notion of ‘disciplined agency’ is the guiding thread connecting the book’s account. Departing from a historical examination of the neoliberal economic restructuring of Portuguese capitalism shaping the emergence of the call centre sector, the analysis progresses through the ascendancy of call centres as icons of precarity in contemporary Portugal, and the specific features of the call centre labour process that configure a new means of commodifying the worker. This book engages in a discussion of the particular subjectivities and forms of personal dispossession attached to the value-extraction system of ‘disciplined agency’ deployed in call centre labour, and how it is facilitated by relationally and morally embedded structures of kin, generation and class.