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Peter J. Martin

Chap 10 10/7/06 11:54 am Page 205 10 Everyday music Introduction One of the arguments for which Wittgenstein is most celebrated is his contention that linguistic meaning is not inherent in words, phrases, sentences and so on, but depends on the ways in which they are used (1972: 20). At first sight, this seems contrary to commonsense notions of how we communicate, and also to alternative theories of language which are based on the assumption that words represent states of affairs. After all, what could be more straightforward than a sentence like ‘The grey

in Music and the sociological gaze
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Kamal Ramburuth-Hurt

In this chapter, we argue that it is necessary to reclaim economics as everyday democracy and we set out steps to achieve this goal. The aim is to build the democratic institutions, skills and practices that are necessary to enable everyone to participate in decisions about how the economy they live in is organised. This must be accompanied by

in Reclaiming economics for future generations
Life in a religious subculture after the Agreement
Gladys Ganiel and Claire Mitchell

the Free Presbyterian Church, has dominated public perceptions of evangelicalism, it is in fact a much more diverse and politically varied group than is usually supposed (Mitchell and Ganiel, 2011 ). In this chapter, we develop our concept of an evangelical subculture in order to explore how both the politics of the post-Agreement period, as well as more mundane, everyday

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
Martin Heale

A great deal of evidence survives to illuminate the character of everyday monastic life in the later middle ages. In large part, this takes the form of administrative records, most notably accounts and inventories. Although extremely revealing, such records inevitably emphasise the financial and mundane aspects of monastic life to the exclusion of

in Monasticism in late medieval England, c. 1300–1535
Natalie Bormann

9780719074707_4_C06.qxd 10/06/2008 11:16 AM Page 112 6 NMD and the ‘everyday’ The main rocket launcher spouts silver flash, green flash and golden flash with crackling. After ignition, crackling mines are discharged and two intercept missiles take off with whistling tails and reports. (Brother’s Pyrotechnics, Inc. (2003) manufacturer’s description of the missile Defence Shield fireworks) For some, it is perhaps something of a leap to move from the official strategic documents of missile defence to practices of the ‘everyday’. The concept of the everyday is

in National missile defence and the politics of US identity
Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making addresses debates on liberal peace and the policies of peacebuilding through a theoretical and empirical study of resistance in peacebuilding contexts. Examining the case of ‘Africa’s World War’ in the DRC, it locates resistance in the experiences of war, peacebuilding and state-making by exploring discourses, violence and everyday forms of survival as acts that attempt to challenge or mitigate such experiences. The analysis of resistance offers a possibility to bring the historical and sociological aspects of both peacebuilding and the case of the DRC, providing new nuanced understanding of these processes and the particular case.

questions of the ordinary
Rebecca Walker

4 Between violence and the everyday: questions of the ordinary ‘Suyal nilamai’ (the situation) In the sweltering midday heat of a bright day in March 2007, my friend, Anuloja, and I sat outside a makeshift shelter talking with a family who had recently been displaced from their home. The family had set up their shelter on deserted scrubland, away from the main road, edging onto the barricaded borders of a sprawling government army camp. The area where the family were camped was littered with half-buried coils of razor wire. Scrawny flea-ridden dogs lazed in the

in Enduring violence
James Greenhalgh

4 The spaces of everyday life In August 1946 Manchester Corporation concluded that, despite a series of measures taken over the previous decade, they could not prevent the damage caused by the inhabitants of the Wythenshawe estate walking on the grass verges that lined Princess Parkway.1 Although prickly bushes had been planted to deter pedestrians in 1937, the Corporation admitted that there was little further action they could take that would not defeat the aesthetic benefits they believed accrued from the landscaping of the roadside.2 The incident, one of

in Reconstructing modernity
The impact of devolution and cross-border cooperation

This book examines how the conflict affects people's daily behaviour in reinforcing sectarian or ghettoised notions and norms. It also examines whether and to what extent everyday life became normalised in the decade after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA). Cross-border commerce has been the stuff of everyday life ever since the partition of Ireland back in 1921. The book outlines how sectarianism and segregation are sustained and extended through the routine and mundane decisions that people make in their everyday lives. It explores the role of integrated education in breaking down residual sectarianism in Northern Ireland. The book examines the potential of the non-statutory Shared Education Programme (SEP) for fostering greater and more meaningful contact between pupils across the ethno-religious divide. It then focuses on women's involvement or women's marginalisation in society and politics. In considering women's political participation post-devolution, mention should be made of activities in the women's sector which created momentum for women's participation prior to the GFA. The book deals with the roles of those outside formal politics who engage in peace-making and everyday politics. It explores the fate of the Northern Irish Civic Forum and the role of section 75 of the 1998 Northern Ireland Act in creating more inclusive policy-making. Finally, the book explains how cross-border trade, shopping and economic development more generally, also employment and access to health services, affect how people navigate ethno-national differences; and how people cope with and seek to move beyond working-class isolation and social segregation.

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Panikos Panayi

especially by the case of Basel, the missionary societies also became involved in industrial employment. The labour they carried out may appear to contrast with the work of scholars, whose existence mirrored their European lives, but some of the most famous missionaries also carried out work which merits the description of scholarship. This examination of the everyday lives of the Germans in India focuses upon

in The Germans in India