Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s
Michael Lawrence

and performance of the Hollywood child actor simultaneously became subject to new modes of aesthetic apprehension and evaluation. As Liisa H. Malkki has suggested, children are ‘central to widely circulating representations of “humanity” that are foundational to the whole affective and semiotic apparatus of concern and compassion for “the human” that underlies practices of humanitarian care’. 2 Malkki is concerned with

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Negotiating with multiculture
Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

they wanted their children to go to. At the same time, parents living in the different study areas had markedly different ideas of what a multicultural mix or diversity 133 All in the mix looked like. Multiculturalism appears to be a widespread affective discourse conveying particular emotional landscapes and responses to difference. Yet we will argue that it is lived and felt differently in particular spatial contexts (Nayak 2010). For those white respondents living in the areas with the lowest ethnic mix, alongside a general approval of a good ‘mix’ there were

in All in the mix
Journalism practice, risk and humanitarian communication
Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Gabriel Andrade

the future are more willing to undertake the type of actions that will address the underlining collective issues that affect our society. In relation to this, Pierre Rosanvallon has pointed out that in times of uncertainty ‘we all become equals’. 10 By this he suggests that individuals are more willing to subordinate their individual aims and aspirations, and make sacrifices, if they perceive that what it is in play could also

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Which technologies are improved, and how?
Roslyn Kerr

elsewhere rather than developing innovations. The results of this policy, as described by one technician, were that the French team was ‘one Olympiad too late’ (Trabal, 2008 , p. 314). While the above paragraph identifies certain groups as resistant or in opposition to new developments, Trabal ( 2008 , p. 317) describes how, just like Latour, he wishes to be ‘symmetrical’. He aims to avoid judging groups as for or against, instead acknowledging that a range of actors can affect the adoption of new technological

in Sport and technology
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Civil rites of passage
Sharon Monteith

when a small town in Illinois celebrates discovering a stop on the Underground Railroad. Popular memory fuses the pedagogical with the affective. It prefers to mythologise Rosa Parks as a tired seamstress rather than a trained activist and secretary of the Montgomery chapter of National Association of Colored People (NAACP). Those like Irene Morgan and Claudette Colvin, who took a stand on segregated public

in Memory and popular film
Rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland - the emotive immateriality of human remains
John Harries

of the materiality of presence.12 We are, therefore, concerned with the ‘presenting of absence’ in the affective human encounter with the stuff of the world.13 Meyer and Woodthorpe, for example, write the following about museums and cemeteries: In cemeteries, we are confronted with absence in the loss of people … In museums, we are confronted with the absence of the ‘world out there’ and/​or the ‘world that once was’. Both sites, hence, do something to and something with the absent –​transforming, freezing, materialising, evo­ king, delineating, enacting

in Human remains in society
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Reading practices and participation in digital and medieval media
Heather Blatt

free to read the end of the story first if they wish’.11 In the field of popular media, journalist Nicolas Carr turns to print history, and even the culture of medieval manuscripts, to argue that today’s digital media negatively affect intelligence and attentiveness.12 As these and similar comments suggest, examining how participation functions in a particular work or media context can raise awareness of how its accompanying instructions or design can facilitate or restrict agency. These critiques, however, all too often elide use and the discourse and evidence of

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England
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John Lydgate’s ‘Soteltes for the coronation banquet of Henry VI’
Heather Blatt

a work, N. Katherine Hayles evaluates how the material instantiation of a work, particularly in digital media, represents the convergence of communicative modes once viewed as medium-specific, such as moving images united with audio and text.7 This convergence of communicative modes evoked through encounters with materiality resonates strongly with medieval media, both in manuscript and outside it, where orality, imagery, text, and other modes may intersect and mutually affect each other, even as the emphasis on forensic materiality also invites consideration of

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England
Data becoming risk information
Nathaniel O’Grady

reasons. Firstly, it furthers our understanding of the mobilisation of data because it informs us as to who and what intervenes to make data move and become operable in the FRS. And secondly, I show how decisions around what data is mobilised actually affects how risk appears. The politics of transmission, mobility, and circulation, in other words, affects what will come to appear as fire risk on those posters affixed

in Security/ Mobility
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Stan Metcalfe and Alan Warde

coming to mirror theory through the policy and practice of the powerful. We would not go so far as to say that the discourse of the virtuous market has created the institutional forms that it (mis)describes. Nevertheless, there are many potential ways in which the attribution of positive functions to market relations would affect understandings of reality and thus economic, political and social action. What we find most striking is the extent to which the market is considered to be without stain in the current period. Unparalleled, if not entirely unprecedented

in Market relations and the competitive process