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John McLeod

Introduction In the previous chapter we examined colonial discourses in relation to writings from the colonial period. In this and several of the following chapters we will explore many of the different strategies with which the authority of colonialism and colonial discourses has been combated. This chapter and the next are concerned with representations related to anti-colonial nationalism and their impact upon political, social, cultural and literary contexts. Attitudes to nationalism in postcolonialism are wide-ranging and conflicting. As our immediate

in Beginning postcolonialism (second edition)
Nicole Vitellone

4 Safer sex representations Sex research and sex education in the context of AIDS have extended beyond the classroom. In response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s the Australian and British governments funded national public health television campaigns. The aim of these advertising campaigns was to promote AIDS awareness and safer sex practice to the general heterosexual population. Since then there has been a proliferation of safer sex representations in the mass media. These mainstream AIDS representations have been studied and analysed in order to assess

in Object matters
J.W.M. Hichberger

emerged until after the Crimean war. From then on there were many more representations of soldiers and, by extension, veterans, in domestic situations. Their popularity with artists undoubtedly lay in the opportunity they offered to contrast physical types and age groups – the decayed strength of the veteran with the youth and beauty of his daughter or granddaughter. Sometimes a male child was included in

in Images of the army
Guy Austin

Porno and after If 1968 marked a watershed in French cinema’s engagement with politics and history (see chapter 2 ), 1974 did the same for representations of sexuality. In that year, pornography entered mainstream French cinema. Emmanuelle and the legitimising of the porn film The gradual relaxation of censorship in the late 1960s had seen a steady increase

in Contemporary French cinema
Musical spectacle at the Paris court of Maria de’ Medici, the Italian Minerva of France
Janie Cole

remaining 376 or more (McGowan 1963 : 258–93). McGowan makes no distinction between the allegorical, political or iconographic characteristics of ballets sponsored by Maria or Henry before 1610, rather discussing Maria’s personal impact on the genre only with reference to the 1615 Ballet de Madame , and interpreting the allegorical and mythological representations of post-1617

in Transnational connections in early modern theatre
Penny Summerfield and Corinna Peniston-Bird

5 Representations of women and home defence In official discourse the Home Guard stood for patriotism, national unity and military dependability: in the most general sense it symbolised Britain at war. As we have seen, much popular culture questioned such representations: the Home Guard might be patriotic but its valour was misplaced; it was fractured by rivalries and social differences; it played at war rather than fulfilling a genuine military role; the masculinity of its members was, in various ways, impaired. This chapter explores the place of women in

in Contesting home defence
Laurens de Rooij

News media represent the world, rather than reflect upon it, which leads to an over usage of stereotyped frames, as media representations “reduce, shrink, condense, and select/repeat, aspects of intricate social relations in order to represent them as fixed, natural, obvious and ready to consume.”  15 News values allow journalists to “translate untidy reality into neat stories with beginnings, middles, and denouements,” and to “reinforce conventional opinions and established authority.”  16

in Islam in British media discourses
Constance Duncombe

In this chapter I begin my case study of the representations that frame foreign policy discourse between Iran and the US. My key objective is to examine US representations of itself, Iran and Iran's nuclear program. In July 2015 Iran and the US finally reached an agreement on the nuclear issue that allows Iran limited nuclear technological capacity in exchange for the lifting of certain sanctions. However, questions remain about how best to explain the success of this deal, considering the decades of animosity between the two nations, which

in Representation, recognition and respect in world politics
Constance Duncombe

In this chapter I continue my case study of the representations that frame Iran–US foreign policy discourse. My key objective is to examine Iranian representations of itself, the US and Iran's nuclear program. While the previous chapter outlined US representations of itself (good, rational, leader of the international community) and Iran (dangerous, irrational, aggressive, undeveloped), illustrating how this produces a particular discursive framework through which it understands Iran and its nuclear program, I now do the opposite. In the

in Representation, recognition and respect in world politics
A multimodal reading of archived London-French blogs
Saskia Huc-Hepher

Introduction This chapter brings the ethnosemiotic paradigm (Fiske, 1990 ) into its own, taking internet data as the analytical starting point. I return to the notion of habitus, deconstructed in previous chapters, but seek its representations in the London-French blogosphere. By examining five blogs preserved in different web archives between 2009 and 2014, I assess how they have evolved in social semiotic terms and what such developments tell us about the London-French migration experience over time. My analysis seeks to understand how identity is

in French London