The films which Resnais has made since the early 1990s, Smoking and No Smoking (adaptations by Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays Intimate Exchanges), On connaît la chanson (an original script by Jaoui and Bacri, distinguished in particular in its use of popular songs) and finally Pas sur la bouche (an adaptation of a 1925 operetta by André Barde and Maurice Yvain

in Alain Resnais
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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation

al. , 2014 ) published an evidence-based health-risk and hazard-management blueprint to prepare for climate change. The burden of disability-adjusted life years caused by air pollution in 2010 was 7.6 per cent of all DALYs lost, higher than all twelve other risk factors, including malnutrition, smoking and high blood pressure. The damage to the planet’s physical environment is worsening, and the causes responsible, including urban growth, energy production, primary and secondary

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A governmental analysis

Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning international literature which seeks to analyse the construction of health and health policy through an analytical lens drawn from post-Foucauldian ideas of governmentality. This book is the first to apply the theoretical lens of post-Foucauldian governmentality to an analysis of health problems, practices, and policy in Ireland. Drawing on empirical examples related to childhood, obesity, mental health, smoking, ageing and others, it explores how specific health issues have been constructed as problematic and in need of intervention in the Irish State. The book focuses specifically on how Jean Jacques Rousseau's critical social theory and normative political theory meet as a conception of childhood. The 'biosocial' apparatus has recently been reconfigured through a policy framework called Healthy Ireland, the purpose of which is to 'reduce health inequalities' by 'empowering people and communities'. Child fatness continues to be framed as a pervasive and urgent issue in Irish society. In a novel departure in Irish public health promotion, the Stop the Spread (STS) campaign, free measuring tapes were distributed throughout Ireland to encourage people to measure their waists. A number of key characteristics of neoliberal governmentality, including the shift towards a market-based model of health; the distribution of power across a range of agents and agencies; and the increasing individualisation of health are discussed. One of the defining features of the Irish health system is the Universal Health Insurance and the Disability Act 2005.

Exploring the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland

5 Eluska Fernández The contemporary self in tobacco control: exploring the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland Introduction This chapter focuses on one of the most well-known episodes in the history of tobacco control in Ireland: the introduction of an overall workplace smoking ban in 2004. In keeping with the overall theme of this edited collection, it aims to tell this story drawing on some key ideas and concepts put forward by governmentality studies. The introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland is considered by politicians, public health and anti-smoking

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
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Screening capital and culture in Airbag and Smoking Room

of culture and capital in two recent Spanish films: Airbag (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1997) and Smoking Room (Roger Gual and Julio Wallovits, 2002). These two films, I argue, offer a curious aesthetic juxtaposition and present a unique insight into the influence of capital on cultural production in Spain. On a superficial level, these two films seemingly have nothing in common and would be at opposite

in Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre

best (or most efficiently) tackled through a coordinated approach to public health planning, which involves legislation as a prominent component. Effective health promotion is, he argued, a prerequisite for long-term prosperity in the European Union and the legislator should play the key role in this – involving the public only at policy level. Byrnes wrote: Europe increasingly suffers from lifestyle related diseases triggered by an unbalanced diet, physical inactivity, smoking or alcohol abuse. This means that citizens’ health is, to a great extent, determined by

in From reason to practice in bioethics
On the immunisation of children against smoking, alcohol and drugs

17 Against mumps, Meursault, McDonald’s and Marlboro: on the immunisation of children against smoking, alcohol and drugs Inez de Beaufort Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. (Douglas Adams) Prohibition revisited? Imagine that as a child John Harris had been immunised against alcohol, nicotine and drug (ab-)use. He would not find any pleasure in using these substances. I am sure his arguing skills were already extraordinarily strong from

in From reason to practice in bioethics

Having evaluated processes which took place in the four national cases, it is now incumbent upon me to answer research questions set out at the start of this book. My chief concern in this work is the manner in which labour movements react to European integration, yet to answer this question it is necessary to examine changes to investigated substantive outcomes: levels of unemployment and employment security. Difference in conditions between countries is a possible ‘smoking gun’; it potentially illustrates the drivers and consequences

in European labour movements in crisis
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Rachel Adcock, Sara Read and Anna Ziomek

damnation, developed a profound spiritual melancholy. In the depths of her despair she made serious attempts on her own life, which included smoking spiders (then believed to be poisonous), locking herself under the floorboards and opening up the wounds that her surgeon had made while letting her blood. Her narrative acts as a kind of case study for the effects of the burden of sin on the body and mind of a godly woman; it shows both physicians and ministers using a combination of medical and spiritual cures to help her. The length of Allen’s sufferings testifies to the

in Flesh and Spirit
The Bank Job (2008) and the British heist movie

Two Smoking Barrels (1998), the film which kick started a cycle of postmodern, genre-aware British crime movies to which The Bank Job partly belongs. The opening sequences of The Bank Job employ the device of non-linear narration and flashbacks familiar from films such as Reservoir Dogs and Ocean’s Eleven : this is an economical means of setting up the conspiracy elements of the film

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