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Dennis Ray Knight Jr.

If he is known for anything other than his writings, James Baldwin is best known for his work as a civil rights activist. What is often overlooked is Baldwin’s work toward uniting two under-represented and oppressed groups: African Americans and homosexuals. With his first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Baldwin began a career of speaking about and for homosexuals and their relationship with the institutions of African-American communities. Through its focus on a sensitive, church-going teenager, Go Tell It on the Mountain dramatizes the strain imposed upon homosexual members of African-American communities within the Pentecostal Church through its religious beliefs.

James Baldwin Review
Mel Bunce

on the cusp of creating fake videos from scratch that are indistinguishable from real footage. One writer in Atlantic Magazine has gone as far as arguing that ‘manipulated video will ultimately destroy faith in our strongest remaining tether to the idea of a common reality’ ( Foer, 2018 ). Who Is Making Disinformation about Humanitarian Crises? The creators of disinformation are motivated by multiple factors. Some seek financial gain, such as the teenagers in Macedonia who famously produced false news stories in the lead up

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Synchronicity in Historical Research and Archiving Humanitarian Missions
Bertrand Taithe
Mickaël le Paih
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Fabrice Weissman

, cholera outbreaks) and CRASH work. Mickaël: I began in the voluntary sector when I was a teenager. I studied with Bioforce 7 in 1993 and went on humanitarian project abroad for the first time with Pharmaciens Sans Frontières in 1994 as logistician. 8 I joined MSF in 1999 and I have been taking mostly head of mission roles. Between 2012 and 2016 I worked with ECHO 9 and was simultaneously elected to the board ( Conseil d’administration ) of MSF France before going to Cambodia for

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Everyday life in interface areas
Madeleine Leonard

In the previous chapter the focus was on the material forms of the divided landscapes of Belfast and young people’s perceptions of these territorial markers. This chapter turns attention to the impact of place on teenagers’ social relations within and between the localities in which they reside. The various physical manifestations of territory outlined in the previous

in Teens and territory in ‘post-conflict’ Belfast
Ensuring adolescent knowledge and access to healthcare in the age of Gillick
Hannah J.  Elizabeth

, sixteen also came to represent another equally intimate milestone: the age at which teenagers were deemed capable in law of medical autonomy and afforded the right to choose their doctors and treatment courses, and crucially, to confidentially access contraceptive information and technologies without parental consent or knowledge. Before and after this moment, an adolescent’s ability to confidentially access free contraceptive services was limited not by their age, but rather by their capacity to consent – assessed by a doctor

in Posters, protests, and prescriptions
Young Adult literature and the metaphorical wolf
Kaja Franck

The werewolf has become an increasingly familiar figure in the worlds of Young Adult literature and popular culture as a means of representing the transition to adulthood and the sense of isolation that is felt by many teenagers. 1 Yet, the relationship between human and animal identity in children's literature is not a new phenomenon. Using the example of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and its adaptation by Disney, which was aimed at a young audience, Susan Z. Swann argues that animal characters in

in In the company of wolves
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The rise of the Angry Young Men
Anna Ariadne Knight

popularised method acting. The film reviewers of specialist cinema journals, who championed this experimental American acting, were dubious about the proliferation of the Young Rebel trope in European cinema.2 Violent Playground (Basil Dearden, 1958) was the first of many British films that exploited their leading man’s resemblance to James Dean and drew inspiration from the familiar Hollywood motifs of juvenile delinquency and rock ’n’ roll. In the film, David McCallum – who had been promoted as ‘the British James Dean’ – plays Johnny, a maladjusted teenager whose

in Screening the Hollywood rebels in 1950s Britain
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Same city but a different place?
Madeleine Leonard

the relational aspect of identities. Identities are performed in interaction with others, but these interactions occur within specific places, again underlining the important overall relationship between place and identity. As teenagers move across different spaces they interact with a broader range of people, adding further complexities to their spatial experiences. The chapter reveals a number of additional

in Teens and territory in ‘post-conflict’ Belfast
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Moving beyond segregated localities
Madeleine Leonard

–7) The capacity to live with difference is, in my view, the coming question of the 21st century.’ (Hall, 1992 : 278) The core purpose of this book is to understand and illuminate how teenagers growing up in Belfast construct, produce, perceive and experience place. Rather than an inert, opaque backdrop to daily interaction, place is considered as vital to creating

in Teens and territory in ‘post-conflict’ Belfast
Bill Haley and the rock ’n’ roll cinema riots
Anna Ariadne Knight

-handed censorship of Hollywood films about juvenile delinquency against wider social anxieties about Teddy boys and crime. The rock ’n’ roll riots, which came in response to Rock Around the Clock, surely disprove the BBFC’s theories on audience suggestibility and screen delinquency: in all, the events around this film were to prove a perplexing conundrum to the board’s morale and professional judgement. News items, frequently on the front pages of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror, had warned of the immoral effects of American popular culture on British teenagers.12 Victor

in Screening the Hollywood rebels in 1950s Britain