Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda

) However, the most visible period of growth, in terms of both the international recognition and institutional status of SfD, occurred in the opening years of the twenty-first century. During this time the UN raised the global status of SfD through a series of high-profile and formalized actions. The timeline of these global actions, summarized in Table 2 , has been widely documented in academic literature (e.g. Beutler, 2008 ; Kidd, 2008 ; Levermore and Beacom

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Ethnicity and popular music in British cultural studies
Sean Campbell

the particular moment of British cultural studies’ initial engagement with questions of race and ethnicity, then, the Irish ethnic group in England was, in some ways, becoming increasingly visible, not least because of the malign consequences of Irish-related political violence. Moreover, at approximately the same time, particular academic and political discourses about ethnicity in contemporary Britain were endeavouring to provide recognition of Irish ethnicity (Greater London Council 1984; Ullah 1981, 1983). What the elision of Irish ethnicity in British cultural

in Across the margins
Katariina Kyrölä

trauma, oppression and victimhood, is underlined by the ‘vulnerable’ themselves as a key basis for claims to rights, recognition and voice. At the same time, and as pointed out in the introduction to this volume, vulnerability has a long history of being used as an authoritative concept, justifying the management and control of groups and populations from the ‘outside’ because they are deemed vulnerable. Both ways of employing vulnerability have further been linked to the rise of therapy culture where, it has been claimed, individual and psycho-​ emotional approaches

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Piercing the politics of silencing
Hilary Pilkington

addresses this exclusion and silencing through embodied practices of ‘being seen’ and ‘being heard’. These practices, however, signal also a demand for recognition by, and on behalf of, sections of white working-class communities who feel their problems have been overlooked, their grievances dismissed as motivated by narrow-minded 204 Loud and proud: passion and politics in the EDL prejudice and who, as a group, have been culturally marginalised and vilified (Kenny, 2012: 25–26). The chapter thus concludes by considering whether EDL activism constitutes a ‘potentially

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Rainer Forst

’ them, while the minority MCK4 1/10/2003 74 10:24 AM Page 74 Toleration, justice and reason accepts its dependent position. The situation or the ‘terms of toleration’ are non-reciprocal: one party allows another certain things on conditions that the first one specifies. Toleration appears in the sense of a permissio negativa mali: not interfering with something that is wrong but not ‘intolerably’ harmful. It is this conception that Goethe had in mind when he said: ‘Tolerance should be a temporary attitude only: it must lead to recognition. To tolerate means to

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Surveillance and transgender bodies in a post-9/ 11 era of neoliberalism
Christine Quinan

surveillance, including body scanners, identity documents, and facial recognition software. These technologies became all the more commonplace after the events of 9/11, which offered a justification for expanding surveillance practices already in use or under development (Clarkson 2014 : 35). But these sorts of security technologies affect different populations differently. As Alissa Bohling ( 2012 : n.p.) writes, ‘because gender has

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Hannah Arendt’s Jewish writings
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

opponents not as a ‘concrete human being’ but as a kind of ‘ghost’ or ‘phantom’. 55 Arendt saw it as a basic task of critical thought to exorcise these phantoms and foster a changed attitude among both Jews and Arabs: ‘recognition of the existence of the state of Israel on one side and of the existence of an Arab population in Palestine and the Near East on the other’. 56 To make sense of Arendt's critical stance, we need again to make a

in Antisemitism and the left
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Jenny Edkins

recognition that the tools we have at hand to attempt this move can be precisely those that have produced and hence continually reproduce what we are trying to escape. In particular, the fantasy of escape – to an outside, to a better world – is what entrenches us more firmly in the nightmare. And yet, giving up altogether on dreams of a different world is difficult, especially if, or maybe only if, we are in a position of racial, gender or class privilege. One notable exponent of the dangers of thinking in terms of an outside to which we can escape is R.B.J. Walker. He

in Change and the politics of certainty
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Jonathan Atkin

conflict’s effects, lay some of the resulting major themes of individual aesthetic, humanistic or moral antiwar reaction. Gibbs’s recognition of a ‘moral degradation’ reflects the climate of ‘moral fear’ which Caroline Playne saw as pervading the war years and after, as well as the public recognition of a new moral order in the pages of journals such as the Spectator, the Quarterly Review and the Nation. Writing from his intellectually crag-like vantage point, George Bernard Shaw declared the war to be a ‘hopeless moral muddle’, and we have seen how men with experience

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Crossing the margins
Glenda Norquay and Gerry Smyth

combined with rapid economic growth in the Republic to redraw social and political patterns. Irish and Scottish writing, moreover, gained unexpected ‘mainstream’ and metropolitan recognition, while Welsh popular music suddenly (finally!) attained the subcultural kudos traditionally attendant upon other minority communities. It is only through detailed analysis of cultural products and traditions that the intricacies of these changes can be understood: it is our intention, therefore, that the book operates on both a specific and a general level, not only in the movement

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