Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 78 items for :

  • "transmigration" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Place, locality and memory
Author: Tony Kushner

This book is a study of the history and memory of Anglo-Jewry from medieval times to the present and explores the construction of identities, both Jewish and non-Jewish, in relation to the concept of place. The introductory chapters provide a theoretical overview focusing on the nature of local studies. The book then moves into a chronological frame, starting with medieval Winchester, moving to early modern Portsmouth, and then it covers the evolution of Anglo-Jewry from emancipation to the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the impact on identities resulting from the complex relationship between migration (including transmigration) and the settlement of minority groups. Drawing upon a range of approaches, including history, cultural and literary studies, geography, Jewish and ethnic and racial studies, the book uses extensive sources including novels, poems, art, travel literature, autobiographical writing, official documentation, newspapers and census data.

Abstract only
Quarantine, immigration and the making of a Port Sanitary zone
Author: Krista Maglen

The English System is a history of port health and immigration at a critical moment of transformation at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. It challenges generally held assumptions that quarantine policies delineated intransigent national borders, and argues instead that the British geo-body was defined as a more fluid construction. A combination of port sanitation and sanitary surveillance, known to contemporaries as the ‘English System,’ was gradually introduced as an alternative to obstructive quarantines at a time of growing international commerce. Yet at the same time escalating anti-alien anxieties sought to restrict the movement of migrants and transmigrants who arrived from the Continent in increasing numbers. With the abolition of quarantine in 1896 the importance of disease categories based on place, which had formed its foundation and which had been adapted for the new ‘English system,’ lessened. However, these categories had not collapsed but were merely transferred. This book examines this crucial transition showing how the classification of ‘foreign’ and ‘domestic’ disease was translated, after the abolition of quarantine and during the period of mass migration, to ’foreign’ and ‘domestic’ bodies – or the immigrant and the native population.

Abstract only
Andrew Ginger

significant connections and vice-versa. To do so requires the imagination to travel beyond the constraints of any specific context, and out of the boundaries of any individual physical body. The entire structure of Campoamor’s epic exemplifies poetry’s capacity 50 How to be universal to achieve precisely that. But to journey beyond and out of these things is not just a matter of discarding them. The central trope of El drama universal is transmigration, transmutation. Honorio, dying, transforms into Soledad’s gravestone from which he subsequently bursts forth; later

in Spain in the nineteenth century
Creations of diasporic aesthetics and migratory imagery in Chinese Australian Art
Birgit Mersmann

anchored in the Jewish tradition, it has diversified in scope on every level, extended its definitions, and repositioned itself at the intersection of (trans)migration, transnational, and postcolonial studies. Postcolonial and anthropological theories of transversality, transculturation, and translation, as exemplified by Édouard Glissant’s Traité du Tout-monde (1997) , Paul Gilroy’s Black Atlantic (1993), and James Clifford’s Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century (1997) , have contributed to rethinking the concept of diaspora in terms of

in Art and migration
Fabian Graham

fifth century. Moving away from Six Heavens cosmology, the Lingbao scriptures refer to the Underworld as ‘earth prisons’ ( diyu / 地狱 ) and, combining punishments practised in the Han dynasty with those appropriated from Buddhist sutras, they provide the basis for sub-hells described in the later ‘Jade Record’. The Lingbao school also appropriated the Buddhist concepts of universal salvation and the transmigration of the soul along one of the ‘six paths’ of reincarnation. Dependent on merit, the six paths included reincarnation as a god, demigod, human, animal

in Voices from the Underworld
Prisoners of the past
Author: Richard Jobson

This book examines the impact that nostalgia has had on the Labour Party’s political development since 1951. In contrast to existing studies that have emphasised the role played by modernity, it argues that nostalgia has defined Labour’s identity and determined the party’s trajectory over time. It outlines how Labour, at both an elite and a grassroots level, has been and remains heavily influenced by a nostalgic commitment to an era of heroic male industrial working-class struggle. This commitment has hindered policy discussion, determined the form that the modernisation process has taken and shaped internal conflict and cohesion. More broadly, Labour’s emotional attachment to the past has made it difficult for the party to adjust to the socioeconomic changes that have taken place in Britain. In short, nostalgia has frequently left the party out of touch with the modern world. In this way, this book offers an assessment of Labour’s failures to adapt to the changing nature and demands of post-war Britain.

Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750– 1950

Explaining how leprosy was considered in various historical settings by referring to categories of uncleanliness in antiquity, is problematic. The book historicizes how leprosy has been framed and addressed. It investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname, a plantation society where the vast majority of the population consisted of imported slaves from Africa. The relationship between the modern stigmatization and exclusion of people affected with leprosy, and the political tensions and racial fears originating in colonial slave society, exerting their influence until after the decolonization up to the present day. The book explores leprosy management on the black side of the medical market in the age of slavery as contrasted with the white side. The difference in perspectives on leprosy between African slaves and European masters contributed to the development of the 'Great Confinement' policies, and leprosy sufferers were sent to the Batavia leprosy asylum. Dutch debates about leprosy took place when the threat of a 'return' of leprosy to the Netherlands appeared to materialise. A symbiotic alliance for leprosy care that had formed between the colonial state and the Catholics earlier in the nineteenth century was renegotiated within the transforming landscape of Surinamese society to incorporate Protestants as well. By 1935, Dutch colonial medicine had dammed the growing danger of leprosy by using the modern policies of detection and treatment. Dutch doctors and public health officials tried to come to grips with the Afro-Surinamese belief in treef and its influence on the execution of public health policies.

Protection of animals in nineteenth-century Britain
Author: Diana Donald

This book explores for the first time women’s leading roles in animal protection in nineteenth-century Britain. Victorian women founded pioneering bodies such as the Battersea Dogs’ Home, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and the first anti-vivisection society. They intervened directly to stop abuses, promoted animal welfare, and schooled the young in humane values via the Band of Mercy movement. They also published literature that, through strongly argued polemic or through imaginative storytelling, notably in Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty, showed man’s unjustifiable cruelty to animals. In all these enterprises, they encountered opponents who sought to discredit and thwart their efforts by invoking age-old notions of female ‘sentimentality’ or ‘hysteria’, which supposedly needed to be checked by ‘masculine’ pragmatism, rationality and broadmindedness, especially where men’s field sports were concerned. To counter any public perception of extremism, conservative bodies such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for long excluded women from executive roles, despite their crucial importance as donors and grassroots activists. However, women’s growing opportunities for public work in philanthropic projects and the development of militant feminism, running in parallel with campaigns for the vote, gave them greater boldness in expressing their distinctive view of animal–human relations, in defiance of patriarchy. In analysing all these historic factors, the book unites feminist perspectives, especially constructions of gender, with the fast-developing field of animal–human history.

Value and indifference before and in Donne’s Metempsychosis
Luke Wilson

John Donne’s Metempsychosis (composed c. 1600–1), that curiosity of the English vogue for Pythagoras, satire and Pythagorean satire late in the sixteenth century and early in the seventeenth, begins with an ‘Epistle’ in which the author presents (among other things) his account of the Pythagorean transmigration of souls: ‘the Pythagorean doctrine doth not only

in Changing satire
The San Juan Triennial tracking the new century
Mari Carmen Ramírez

transformations undergone by graphics two decades ago, a new action territory for the Triennial must be mapped. The ideas of Trans/Migration – which, in the view of the curators, defines the developments affecting contemporary graphics – find a direct correlation in the situation of Puerto Rican (as well as Caribbean and Latin American) culture today. Trans/Migration refers to the constant

in Perspectives on contemporary printmaking