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James Baldwin Review (JBR) is an annual journal that brings together a wide array of peer‐reviewed critical and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. In addition to these cutting-edge contributions, each issue contains a review of recent Baldwin scholarship and an award-winning graduate student essay. James Baldwin Review publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin; catalyze explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism; and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

Charles Hulme

John Cassidy, born in Ireland and trained as a sculptor at the Manchester School of Art, was a popular figure in the Manchester area during his long career. From 1887, when he spent the summer modelling for visitors at the Royal Jubilee Exhibition, to the 1930s he was a frequent choice for portrait busts, statues and relief medallions. Elected to the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, he also created imaginative works in all sorts of materials, many of which appeared at the Academys annual exhibitions. He gained public commissions from other towns and cities around Britain, and after World War I created several war memorials. This essay examines his life and work in Manchester, with particular reference to two major patrons, Mrs Enriqueta Rylands and James Gresham. A list of public works still to be seen in Greater Manchester is included.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
A Session at the 2019 American Studies Association Conference
Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Nicholas F. Radel, Nigel Hatton, and Ernest L. Gibson III

“Rebranding James Baldwin and His Queer Others” was a session held at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in November 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The papers gathered here show how Baldwin’s writings and life story participate in dialogues with other authors and artists who probe issues of identity and identification, as well as with other types of texts and non-American stories, boldly addressing theoretical and political perspectives different from his own. Nick Radel’s temporal challenge to reading novels on homoerotic male desire asks of us a leap of faith, one that makes it possible to read race as not necessarily a synonym for “Black,” but as a powerful historical and sexual trope that resists “over-easy” binaries of Western masculinity. Ernest L. Gibson’s engagement with Beauford Delaney’s brilliant art and the ways in which it enabled the teenage Baldwin’s “dark rapture” of self-discovery as a writer reminds us that “something [has been missing] in our discussions of male relationships.” Finally, Nigel Hatton suggests “a relationship among Baldwin, Denmark, and Giovanni’s Room that adds another thread to the important scholarship on his groundbreaking work of fiction that has impacted African-American literature, Cold War studies, transnational American studies, feminist thought, and queer theory.” All three essays enlarge our assessment of Baldwin’s contribution to understanding the ways gender and sexuality always inflect racialized Western masculinities. Thus, they help us work to better gauge the extent of Baldwin’s influence right here and right now.

James Baldwin Review
Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings and Lauren Harris

measures to minimise its adverse consequences’. The long-term, structural backdrop of the DPRK’s post-famine humanitarian need is not compatible with understandings of humanitarian emergencies. Instead, there is a situation of protracted humanitarian need underpinned not by armed conflict, as in some other contexts, but by political choices. The DPRK’s Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), comprised of UN and other resident humanitarian agencies, releases an annual ‘Needs and Priorities’ document. While the data and methodology behind the figures in the document are subject

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Emmanuelle Strub

worked for the same organisation. My first task in standardising practices and strengthening the overall security-management framework within the organisation was to create an annual training for heads of mission and programme managers. The training had three goals: ensure a common understanding of security-related terms (What is a threat? And a risk? What do we mean by acceptance strategy? Protection? Deterrence?), learn when and how to use the tools

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

would become the Media Lab in 1985. 12 It is often said that children are more adept than adults at intuiting how computers work. This is because they have been designed to make them child’s play, so to speak. Bibliography Alcock , R. ( 2016 ), ‘ Politics and the New Unconscious: Thinking beyond Biopolitics ’ ( PhD thesis, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol ). ALNAP ( 2009 ), ‘ 25th ALNAP Annual Meeting

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Paul Currion

Barnett , C. ( 2011 ), Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism ( New York : Cornell University Press ). Benkler , Y. ( 2017 ), ‘ Law, Innovation, and Collaboration in Networked Economy and Society’ , Annual Review of Law and Social Science , 13 : 1 , doi: 10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-110316

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas

. R. , Guth , S. et al . ( 2017 ), ‘ Climate Change and Global Food Systems: Potential Impacts on Food Security and Undernutrition ’, Annual Review of Public Health , 38 , 259 – 77 ., doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044356 . NAS ( 2018 ), Urbanization and Slums: Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment

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A Response to the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs Special Issue on Innovation in Humanitarian Action (JHA, 1:3)
Anna Skeels

momentum in this space. The Big Space of Scale As noted by Sandvik, cited in Currion (Innovation Issue), the pressure is on for those of us working on supporting humanitarian innovation. Expectations are high for transformative innovation at scale and there is an indication that the time to deliver is now . While we take this imperative extremely seriously – we too urgently want to see improved outcomes for communities affected by crises – we perhaps need a more realistic stocktake of where we are. While the world spends billions of dollars annually to provide

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Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

-intensive burdens on women ( Cochrane Consulting, 2018 ). The status quo has been programming that is gender blind or minimally gender aware, whereas gender transformative programming requires that these absences be more proactively considered from design to exit planning. Seasonality . Nutrition, livelihoods, access and conflict are seasonal in South Sudan ( ACF, 2011 ; Bennett et al. , 2010 ; FAO, 2016 ; OCHA, 2015 ). Donors and NGOs need to take the role of seasonality as a first point of annual planning, not their own fiscal or calendar years, lest major opportunities

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