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Transcultural identities and art-making in a globalised world

Migration, understood as the movement of people and cultures, gives impetus to globalisation and the transculturation processes that the interaction between people and cultures entails. This book addresses migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The book also explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, and its representations of forced migration. Transculturality indicates a certain quality (of an idea, an object, a self-perception or way of living) which joins a variety of elements indistinguishable as separate sources. The topic of migration is permeated not only with political but also with ethical urgencies. The most telling sign of how profoundly the mobility turn has affected the visual arts is perhaps the spread of the term global art in the discourses on art, where it is often used as a synonym for internationally circulating contemporary art. The book examines interventions by three artists who take a critical de- and postcolonial approach to the institutional structures and spaces of Western museums. The book also looks at the politics of representation, and particularly the question of how aesthetics, politics and ethics can be triangulated and balanced when artists seek to make visible the conditions of irregular migration.

Daniel Loick

Benjamin, among others (2). I will then discuss an additional argument for the irreducibility of violence in law that Menke has presented in a different context, namely the claim that violence in law is necessary in order to deploy a socially transformative force (3). Finally, I will argue that Benjamin’s demand to “depose” law, understood as a liberation of law from violence, is not only able to serve as a common denominator of the goals of current social movements against state-​sanctioned violence such as prison abolitionism or the Black Lives Matter movement, but

in Law and violence
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Michael G. Cronin

that title, such as Thomas Mann’s Tonio Kröger (1903), D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers (1913) or Woolf ’s The Voyage Out. But even in those less formally innovative Irish works that follow Joyce, we can identify the basic premises of modernist literary erotics; sexuality imagined as a vital, transformative force and a struggle INTRODUCTION 15 between the bourgeois drive to repress sexuality and the avant-garde drive to liberate the self through sexuality. In this view, to honestly engage with the reality of sex through writing and through reading serious sexual

in Impure thoughts
Cosmopolitanism and the psychoanalysis of groups
Jackie Stacey

the story. The transformative force of such encounters lay in the affective dynamics of the small group over the duration of the many months of the course. These moments had their most profound impact through the event of the group exchange. As one group analyst writes: it might not be the interpretation as such that creates change but rather the event or what she calls the ‘mutative moment’ of an encounter with someone else in the group.29 There is always more at stake in these group exchanges than any one of its members can grasp. Complex and condensed

in Writing otherwise
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Deviant psychology in Kenya Colony
Will Jackson

the colonizers are at least as much affected by the ideology of colonialism, and that their degradation, too, can sometimes be terrifying. 62 Nandy, notably, depicted colonialism not as a condition but as a process. Whereas Mannoni had suggested that empire attracted certain kinds of people, Nandy stressed the transformative force

in Madness and marginality
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The Nairn–Anderson interpretation
Mark Wickham-Jones

) notes the similarities of his approach to that of many other critics of Labourism, concluding it to be distinguished from them only by its essentially ‘relentlessly dismissive’ tone. Nairn (1965: 179, 208) saw these three features, taken together, as creating a party characterised by ‘subordination and defeat’ as well as by a ‘sclerotic conservatism’. Anderson similarly emphasised the corporately defensive nature of Labour’s configuration: the party, he believed, made no sustained attempt to be a hegemonic transforming force in British politics (Anderson 1992a: 33

in Interpreting the Labour Party
A matrix of tolerance
Ruth McAreavey

’. Boundaries were reinforced and divisions entrenched by a failure to systematically confront conflict and thereby provide recognition to minority communities. An intervention of ‘constructive intolerance’ of the perpetrators would have demonstrated acceptance and recognition of the Roma community. Progressive intolerance: a potential transforming force towards recognition The experience of a Lithuanian woman – named Rasa for the purposes of our analysis – demonstrates how progressive intolerance can be beneficial for all parties. It involves the investment of emotions and a

in Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, North and South
The challenges of neoliberalisation
Marco Oberti and Edmond Préteceille

contribute to social policies as taxpayers but are more and more obliged to pay for their services, and the poorer popular classes, who are perceived as being assisted and not as exerting their citizens’ social rights. These trends of ‘neoliberalisation’ are seen by some as the main transformative force in public policies, urban structures and welfare regimes, changing the complex territorial welfare arrangements into relics of the past (Le Galès 2016). They undoubtedly oblige social scientists to integrate those paradigm changes into the way they analyse welfare regimes

in Western capitalism in transition
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Colin Coulter and Michael Murray

by Mary O’Rawe of one of the most crucial issues of the peace process, that of police reform. Chapter 6 acknowledges that a great deal of progress has been made since the 1990s. It is the conclusion of O’Rawe, however, that the resistance to change coming from some politicians and police officers has thwarted the possibility of creating a genuinely transformed force that is acceptable to all sections of Northern Irish society. In Part II we shift focus towards the various social identities that shape the lives of people in Northern Ireland. Claire Mitchell

in Northern Ireland after the troubles
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Anthropologising Aborigines
Ben Silverstein

was a product of anthropological theorising, in much of British-ruled Africa and the Pacific the tribe was being made material by colonialism. British colonial governments took ‘the tribal unit’ as their object, and communities were rearticulated through interventions that defined territorial boundaries, alienated land, and established reserves. 19 But these processes rarely appeared in interwar anthropological accounts. Colonialism, with its very visible material impact, figured less as a transformative force than it did as an epistemic barrier standing between

in Governing natives