This book presents a study of material images and asks how an appreciation of the
making and unfolding of images and art alters archaeological accounts of
prehistoric and historic societies. With contributions focusing on case studies
including prehistoric Britain, Scandinavia, Iberia, the Americas and Dynastic
Egypt, and including contemporary reflections on material images, it makes a
novel contribution to ongoing debates relating to archaeological art and images.
The book offers a New Materialist analysis of archaeological imagery, with an
emphasis on considering the material character of images and their making and
unfolding. The book reassesses the predominantly representational paradigm of
archaeological image analysis and argues for the importance of considering the
ontology of images. It considers images as processes or events and introduces
the verb ‘imaging’ to underline the point that images are conditions of
possibility that draw together differing aspects of the world. The book is
divided into three sections: ‘Emergent images’, which focuses on practices of
making; ‘Images as process’, which examines the making and role of images in
prehistoric societies; and ‘Unfolding images’, which focuses on how images
change as they are made and circulated. The book features contributions from
archaeologists, Egyptologists, anthropologists and artists. The contributors to
the book highlight the multiple role of images in prehistoric and historic
societies, demonstrating that archaeologists need to recognise the dynamic and
changeable character of images.
Making love, making empire
On 19 April 1899 a troupe of South African ‘tribal’ groups landed at
Southampton docks on the South Coast of England. Later that month
they were due to perform a central role in the Earl’s Court exhibition
Savage South Africa. Local reports claimed that ‘among the effects were
over 200 natives of South African tribes, a number of Boer families,
representatives of the mounted police, and a number of animals’
(Shephard 1986: 97). Early film footage, archived by the Colonial Film
Project, shows the apparent moment when the groups
accelerating digitisation of beneficiary bodies, and increasing data and
private-sector involvement in humanitarian aid. 3 I want to focus on how these developments, the
miniaturisation and personalisation of ICT technology and a growing interface with
biotechnology are co-producing what I call ‘intimate humanitarian
objects’ for use by individual beneficiaries on or inside their bodies ( Jasanoff, 2004 ). The object of my analysis
is the making of ‘humanitarian wearables’. 4 These are
Making Home explores the orphan child as a trope in contemporary US fiction, arguing that in times of perceived national crisis concerns about American identity, family, and literary history are articulated around this literary figure. The book focuses on orphan figures in a broad, multi-ethnic range of contemporary fiction by Barbara Kingsolver, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Irving, Kaye Gibbons, Octavia Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Toni Morrison. It also investigates genres as carriers of cultural memory, looking particularly at the captivity narrative, historical fiction, speculative fiction, the sentimental novel, and the bildungsroman. From a decisively literary perspective, Making Home engages socio-political concerns such as mixed-race families, child welfare, multiculturalism, and racial and national identity, as well as shifting definitions of familial, national, and literary home. By analyzing how contemporary novels both incorporate and resist gendered and raced literary conventions, how they elaborate on symbolic and factual meanings of orphanhood, and how they explore kinship beyond the nuclear and/or adoptive family, this book offers something distinctly new in American literary studies. It is a crucial study for students and scholars interested in the links between literature and identity, questions of inclusion and exclusion in national ideology, and definitions of family and childhood.
WeMake, a makerspace in Milan
Uno spazio dove le persone possono incontrarsi, imparare, riparare, produrre e
Un luogo per chi ha bisogno di spazio o strumenti per progetti e attività.
Una community con cui condividere idee e progetti.
Una palestra dove imparare a lavorare in modo nuovo.
(A space where people can meet, learn, repair, produce and experiment. A place
for those who need space and tools for their projects and activities. A community
to share ideas and projects. A place to learn to work in a new way.)1
This book revisits the history of British socialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the light of the life and work of Mary Bridges Adams. Mary's activities within the Labour movement, and as a campaigner for improvements in working-class education, challenged established elites in ways that are important for understanding of this watershed period. The book first contains an overview of Mary's life with a focus on her route into the socialist movement. Then, the book presents micro-histories and uses prosopography to show that socialism is both lifestyle and a form of organised political activism. It puts these elements together to provide a bridge between the social, political and education history. The discussion of the issue of parental choice, considered in relation to her son's education biography, acts as mediator between the personal and the political, to examine the importance of education to the pioneering generation of British socialists. The book also contains a discussion of different aspects of Mary's political practice, in an attempt to formulate a new interpretation of the making of the British welfare state. It injects a gendered dimension into the analysis of the independent working-class education movement and examines Mary's social action and milieu in the First World War.
Making writers: more writing than welding 111
6 Making writers: more writing than
Writing was not conceived as a technical process but involved significant personal and social change. People would learn a considerable amount in these
groups and some would be completely transformed as writing became central
to their lives. Paradoxically, the ‘educational’ effects of workshops could be
more profound than those of formal classes, and Fed groups came to realise
that effective learning took place in non-educational settings.1 This point had
not been fully
The making of The Making
I have also learned a great deal from members of my tutorial classes,
with whom I have discussed many of the themes treated here.1
So Edward Thompson acknowledges in the preface to The Making of
the English Working Class; and this chapter examines primarily the
way in which this great book grew out of his day-to-day work at the
University of Leeds. As noted in chapter 2, he had been appointed
in 1948, at the age of 24, as a staff tutor in the then Department of
Extramural Studies. He lived in Halifax, the major town of
convert to Christianity. While the model of sainthood had shifted, the designation of someone as worthy of veneration and hence of emulation remained the spontaneous act of a community, whether that community were a monastery, a city, a diocese, a kingdom, or a people in the sense of an entire ethnic or tribal group. The fame of many – perhaps most – saints, regardless of the size of the communities they came from, remained close to home, making it reasonable to think that untold numbers of saints’ cults came and went in the distant past without leaving traces. The
a richer understanding of monastic exemption in the early Middle Ages, in turn revealing its inherent value to the papacy in making concessions to the law over many subsequent centuries.
For medieval monasteries and their monks, papal privileges were more than just sophisticated legal formulations, principles, or systems; they were tangible, practical rights and exceptions to the canon law that permitted various and often immediate measures of freedom and protection. Acquiring a privilege from Rome represented the achievement of a