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This book explores contemporary urban experiences connected to practices of sharing and collaboration. Part of a growing discussion on the cultural meaning and the politics of urban commons, it uses examples from Europe and Latin America to support the view that a world of mutual support and urban solidarity is emerging today in, against, and beyond existing societies of inequality. In such a world, people experience the potentialities of emancipation activated by concrete forms of space commoning. By focusing on concrete collective experiences of urban space appropriation and participatory design experiments this book traces differing, but potentially compatible, trajectories through which common space (or space-as-commons) becomes an important factor in social change. In the everydayness of self-organized neighborhoods, in the struggles for justice in occupied public spaces, in the emergence of “territories in resistance,” and in dissident artistic practices of collaborative creation, collective inventiveness produces fragments of an emancipated society.

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Empires and imperial formations
Clare Anderson

6 After emancipation: empires and imperial formations Clare Anderson1 This chapter will explore the relationship between enslavement, emancipation and the larger labour history of the British imperial world. Drawing on my area of specialism – convict transportation in the Indian Ocean world – I will suggest that slavery was part of a continuum of unfree work practices that spanned empire, and that empire’s variously staggered emancipations were moments that laid the ground for the production of new coerced labour forms. Enslavement, emancipation, coercion and

in Emancipation and the remaking of the British imperial world
The role(s) of the military in Southeast Asia
Alex J. Bellamy and Bryn Hughes

of armed force in the region has been to protect states and regimes from internal opponents rather than external aggressors. Focusing on the military’s role in projecting force externally also obscures some of the political and socio-economic functions that they perform which may contain within them immanent possibilities for reform and emancipation. These immanent possibilities

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Jean d’Aspremont and Alicia Köppen

view to establishing a distinct regional or national practice. This is what is called in this chapter regional emancipation . It must be acknowledged that it is not always possible to distinguish neatly between these two modes of contestation, as the challenges of the international investment protection regime may simultaneously borrow from both. Yet, the distinction bears some didactic and cognitive

in African perspectives in international investment law
Gendered legacies and feminist futures in the Asia-Pacific
Katrina Lee-Koo

narratives under the same process and project of security, attention to identity politics specific to the region demonstrates the limitations of ‘grand narratives’ of security and similarly verbose claims to ‘universal emancipation’. In cases throughout the Asia-Pacific the totalizing discourses which portray ‘women of the region either as silent, domesticated housewives cloistered

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
S. Karly Kehoe

1 Scotland’s Catholic Church before emancipation For much of the period between the Reformation and the nineteenth century, Catholicism existed on the periphery of Scottish society, its survival fraught with uncertainty in an atmosphere of institutionalised anti-Catholicism and extreme poverty. The Scottish Mission, a term used to describe the Catholic Church in Scotland between 1603 and 1878, when it had no formal governing hierarchy, had been thrown into complete disarray by the Reformation. Those who remained Catholics went underground, keeping their

in Creating a Scottish Church

Slavery and the slavery business have cast a long shadow over British history. In 1833, abolition was heralded as evidence of Britain's claim to be themodern global power, its commitment to representative government in Britain, free labour, the rule of law, and a benevolent imperial mission all aspects of a national identity rooted in notions of freedom and liberty. Yet much is still unknown about the significance of the slavery, slave-ownership and emancipation in the formation of modern imperial Britain. This essays in this book explore fundamental issues including the economic impact of slavery and slave-ownership, the varied forms of labour deployed in the imperial world, including hired slaves and indentured labourers, the development of the C19th imperial state, slavery and public and family history, and contemporary debates about reparations. The contributors, drawn from Britain, the Caribbean and Mauritius, include some of the most distinguished writers in the field: Clare Anderson, Robin Blackburn, Heather Cateau, Mary Chamberlain, Chris Evans, Pat Hudson, Richard Huzzey, Zoë Laidlaw, Alison Light, Anita Rupprecht, Verene A. Shepherd, Andrea Stuart and Vijaya Teelock. The impact of slavery and slave-ownership is once again becoming a major area of historical and contemporary concern: this book makes a vital contribution to the subject.

Stavros Stavrides

Territorialities of emancipation 47 3 Territorialities of emancipation Zapatista territory and Zapatista territoriality Maybe Benjamin was right when he said that “More quickly than Moscow itself, one gets to know Berlin through Moscow” (Benjamin 1985a: 177). Let us not forget that Berlin was his home city whereas Moscow was a city he visited as a foreigner. What this chapter attempts to develop is a strategy similar to Benjamin’s but this time with the explicit aim to explore a different kind of knowledge connected to spatial experience. What if, in order to

in Common spaces of urban emancipation
Making environmental security ‘critical’ in the Asia-Pacific
Lorraine Elliott

-sustaining services as a fundamental global challenge to the security of current and future generations. These are, as Ken Booth suggests, ‘problems of profound significance’ and ones which place ‘emancipation at the centre of new security thinking’ ( Booth, 1991 : 318, 321). The UNDP suggested that human security would both

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Locality, brotherhood and the nature of tolerance
Tony Kushner

has always been patriotic, conservative and Whig, that is, ends-oriented, written with one eye on the final destination of the history train, the End of Anglo-Jewish History – ‘Emancipation’, that minor alteration in the oath of office which allowed Baron de Rothschild to take his seat in the House of Commons on 26 July 1858 and never utter a word thereafter. 1 The memory work associated with the two largest Jewish communities in Hampshire during the nineteenth century – Portsmouth and Southampton – largely conforms to the storyline of

in Anglo-Jewry since 1066