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Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

5217P GLOBAL JUSTICE-PT/lb.qxd 13/1/09 19:59 Page 196 8 Geographies of transnational solidarity Solidarity is not a matter of altruism. Solidarity comes from the inability to tolerate the affront to our own integrity of passive or active collaboration in the oppression of others, and from the deep recognition of our most expansive self-interest. From the recognition that, like it or not, our liberation is bound up with that of every other being on the planet, and that politically, spiritually, in our heart of hearts we know anything else is unaffordable

in Global justice networks
New approaches and perspectives
Editor: Brian Lewis

This book demonstrates a fruitful cross-fertilisation of ideas between British queer history and art history. It engages with self-identified lesbians and with another highly important source for queer history: oral history. The book highlights the international dimension of what to date has been told as a classic British tale of homosexual law reform and also illuminates the choices made and constraints imposed at the national level. It embarks on a queer critical history, arguing for the centrality, in John Everett Millais's life-writing, of the strange-to-us category of unconventionality. The book aims to expose the queer implications of celebrity gossip writing. It offers a historical analysis of the link between homosexual men and gossip by examining the origins of the gossip column in the British tabloid press in the three decades after 1910. The book provides an overview of the emergence and consolidation of a number of new discourses of homosexuality as a social practice in postwar Britain. It explores a British variant on homophile internationalism before and immediately after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act by mapping Grey's cross-border connections while noting strain against transnational solidarity. The book focuses on evidence collected by the 1977 Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship to illustrate how gay men conceptualised the place of pornography in their lives and its role in the broader struggle for the freedom.

The homophile internationalism of Britain’s Homosexual Law Reform Society
David Minto

internationalism realised by ICSE, the case of HLRS may help further to elucidate that culture’s possibilities and limitations. This chapter, then, explores a British variant on homophile internationalism before and immediately after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act by mapping Grey’s cross-border connections while noting strain against transnational solidarity. In charge of HLRS’s day-to-day operation during this period, Grey authored and received much of the correspondence on which this chapter is based, although his work more generally depended on HLRS’s Executive

in British queer history
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Todd Matshikiza’s contrapuntal London writing
Andrea Thorpe

texts are written in what Drum editor Anthony Sampson and other journalists called ‘Matshikeze’ – a ‘breathless, explosive style which enchanted the readers’ (Sampson 2000 : 10). Matshikiza's accounts of early 1960s London present a meaningful engagement with the interplay between London, South Africa and a wider global black imaginary. He sets up a counterpoint between London and South Africa that allows him to read the histories and colonial legacies of both places, while expressing transnational solidarities with a global black diaspora. Liz Gunner argues that

in South African London
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Carl J. Griffin

-bound community stopping the export of goods to support another unknown but hungry community elsewhere, sympathy and empathy shown to hungry others acted to extend webs of reciprocity, to build new global communities that helped to forge popular humanitarianism and transnational solidarities. 29 As the foregoing chapters show, to write the politics of hunger is to engage in telling a complex set of spatial

in The politics of hunger
A. J. Muste, Louis Budenz, and an “American approach” before the Popular Front
Leilah Danielson

and agency, while simultaneously promoting socialism and transnational solidarities. The progressive wing of the labor movement in the 1920s and early 1930s, and particularly its two leading lights, A. J. Muste and Louis Budenz, show how the pioneers of the American approach embodied both its great possibilities and limitations. It also shows that the roots of the cultural front were deeper and the challenges greater than Denning’s thesis allows. 2 Figure 3.1 After catching a gas canister, a worker lobs it back into the lines of the Ohio National Guard

in Marxism and America
Geographies of transnational solidarity

This book provides a critical investigation of what has been termed the ‘global justice movement’. Through a detailed study of a grassroots peasants' network in Asia (People's Global Action); an international trade union network (the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining and General Workers); and the Social Forum process, it analyses some of the global justice movement's component parts, operational networks and their respective dynamics, strategies and practices. The authors argue that the emergence of new globally connected forms of collective action against neoliberal globalisation are indicative of a range of variously place-specific forms of political agency that coalesce across geographic space at particular times, in specific places and in a variety of ways. They also argue that, rather than being indicative of a coherent ‘movement’, such forms of political agency contain many political and geographical fissures and fault-lines, and are best conceived of as ‘global justice networks’: overlapping, interacting, competing and differentially placed and resourced networks that articulate demands for social, economic and environmental justice. Such networks, and the social movements that comprise them, characterise emergent forms of trans-national political agency. The authors argue that the role of key geographical concepts of space, place and scale are crucial to an understanding of the operational dynamics of such networks. Such an analysis challenges key current assumptions in the literature about the emergence of a global civil society.

The Australasian women’s advocacy press
James Keating

This chapter details the rise of Australasian women’s advocacy newspapers – rivalled only by the contemporary British and American feminist press in their range and proliferation – as the colonial suffrage campaigns transformed into organised movements in the late 1880s. Considering these titles as a coherent entity for the first time, it reveals the filaments that connected authors, editors, and audiences in a Tasman world and to a wider ‘imperial commons’. It finds that cooperative production, regional circulation, and communal reading practices engendered transnational solidarity, if not always collective action, among readers. Along with its analysis of these papers’ operation and decline, the chapter considers the racial, geographic, and ideological limits of Australasian publications. It concludes with a comparative content analysis of five representative newspapers between 1894 and 1902, finding that the worldview presented to readers was neither as expansive nor as cosmopolitan as its producers and later historians have claimed.

in Distant Sisters
Social and cultural modernity beyond the nation-state
Author: Shivdeep Grewal

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has written extensively on the European Union. This is the only in-depth account of his project. Published now in a second edition to coincide with the celebration of his ninetieth birthday, a new preface considers Habermas’s writings on the eurozone and refugee crises, populism and Brexit, and the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.

Placing an emphasis on the conception of the EU that informs Habermas’s political prescriptions, the book is divided into two main parts. The first considers the unfolding of 'social modernity' at the level of the EU. Among the subjects covered are Habermas's concept of juridification, the latter's affinities with integration theories such as neofunctionalism, and the application of Habermas's democratic theory to the EU. The second part addresses 'cultural modernity' in Europe – 'Europessimism' is argued to be a subset of the broader cultural pessimism that assailed the project of modernity in the late twentieth century, and with renewed intensity in the years since 9/11.

Interdisciplinary in approach, this book engages with European/EU studies, critical theory, political theory, international relations, intellectual history, comparative literature, and philosophy. Concise and clearly written, it will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in these disciplines, as well as to a broader readership concerned with the future of Europe

Transnational resistance in Europe, 1936–48
Editors: Robert Gildea and Ismee Tames

This work demonstrates that resistance to occupation by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy during the Second World War has to be seen through a transnational, not a national, lens. It explores how people often resisted outside their country of origin because they were migrants, refugees or exiles who were already on the move. It traces their trajectories and encounters with other resisters and explores their experiences, including changes of beliefs, practices and identities. The book is a powerful, subtle and thought-provoking alternative to works on the Second World War that focus on single countries or on grand strategy. It is a ‘bottom up’ story of extraordinary individuals and groups who resisted oppression from Spain to the Soviet Union and the Balkans. It challenges the standard chronology of the war, beginning with the formation of the International Brigades in Spain and following through to the onset of the Cold War and the foundation of the state of Israel. This is a collective project by a team of international historians led by Robert Gildea, author of Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance (Faber & Faber, 2015). These have explored archives across Europe, the USA, Russia and Israel in order to unearth scores of fascinating individual stories which are woven together into themed chapters and a powerful new interpretation. The book is aimed at undergraduates and graduates working on twentieth-century Europe and the Second World War or interested in the possibilities of transnational history.