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Universalism and the Jewish question
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

particular differences we construct and with which we may identify – such as class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, etc. – as relative to an inherently diverse humanity; and not least to acknowledge the singularity of every individual human being. Universalism implies recognition that it is true of all human beings that our common humanity, our particularities and our unique forms of singularity enable us to shape who and what we are

in Antisemitism and the left
Naomi Chambers and Jeremy Taylor

, wouldn't know the research. They used to have a psychologist attached to them as well, and that's been cut, but it used to be a unit that you could go to if you weren't getting better otherwise. In the US, there are specialist depression centres pretty much around the country, because there's a recognition that mood disorders are complex and sometimes people are left on medication, or don't recover when they could be much better. And they also look after people with bipolar disorder as well, so it's the whole range of mood problems

in Organising care around patients
The (un)predictability of modern consumption
Jukka Gronow

only simple and stylish food’, that is the real thing), existing alongside it, but gradually will develop into an independent form of an activity with a particular chap 2 13/8/04 4:13 pm Page 50 50 Qualities of food etiquette of its own. One could probably claim that in our societies such segmentation processes have been greatly accelerated, at least within freetime activities: for instance, in the world of sport new sub-worlds seem to emerge all the time and at an accelerating tempo, often also demanding official recognition as legitimate games (there is, for

in Qualities of food
David Barling

quality has been one of food safety, notably microbial food safety, for the consumer. Beyond that, there are distinctions to be found at the UK and EU levels, but there is some commonality also. Food authenticity and provenance are emerging issues. The valueadded aspects of food quality within a liberalising (but still far from perfectly competitive) international trade are recognised, as part of a linking of food production to its consumption. Such recognition is framed within an adherence to the liberal trade paradigm, where national (or regionally integrated

in Qualities of food
Reordering privilege and prejudice
Hilary Pilkington

‘different but equal’ culture, Lentin (2014: 1275–76) argues, has obscured the experience of racism and reduced the struggle for equality and justice to a fight for the recognition of cultural identity. From a political perspective, in the post-9/11 context, multiculturalism is increasingly interpreted as ‘part of the problem not the solution’ (Kundnani, 2004: 108) to racism and ethnic discrimination. In this understanding the ‘problem’ is not inequality or deprivation of ‘minority’ communities but self-imposed cultural barriers between communities that hinder the full

in Loud and proud
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Emotion, affect and the meaning of activism
Hilary Pilkington

7 ‘One big family’: emotion, affect and the meaning of activism Following discussion of the ideological dimensions of EDL activism (Chapters 4 and 5) and of the particular ‘injustice frame’ (Jasper, 1998: 398) of ‘second-class citizens’ underpinning the rationalised meanings attached to EDL activism (Chapter 6), attention turns here to the emotional and affective dimensions of activism. The recent rehabilitation of ‘the emotional’ in the field of social movement studies has led to a recognition that emotionality does not equate to irrationality (1998: 398) and

in Loud and proud
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Kinneret Lahad

agenda. In a fascinating historical analysis, Moran observes that “second wave feminism has failed to give full recognition to single women as a distinct constituency with unique needs” (ibid., 224–225). Feminism, she continues, has indeed lobbied for economic and political equality and independence for women, yet seems never to have come to grips with the possibilities of emotional individuality that are not incorporated within family and marriage structures (ibid., 225). I find Moran’s observation applicable also to feminist theory and activism in general. To a large

in A table for one
The past, present and future of the English Defence League
Hilary Pilkington

expressed mixed emotions. One, very drunk, demonstrator pronounced that the former leadership had been ‘bought off’ and at one point the familiar chant of ‘Tommy Robinson’s barmy army’ (see Chapter 7) rang out as ‘Tommy Robinson’s Muslim army’ (field diary 12 October 2013). Alongside the anger there was widespread recognition of the pressures the leadership had been under (from past and pending prosecutions, threats and intimidation and financial difficulties). Indeed, it was not so much the decision to resign that shocked people but the suddenness and manner in which it

in Loud and proud
Nazima Kadir

commitment” by helping with the building project of repairing their dock. By spending time in the space and working on a communal project with this group, Teun demonstrated his gratitude, that he was communally minded, and possessed squatter skills. Showing commitment is tricky because it’s ambiguous, open to interpretation, depends on the person who purposely “shows commitment,” and the recognition of the people to whom one endeavors to show commitment. In a living group, showing commitment often signifies investment

in The autonomous life?
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Rodney Barker

in recognition of his tract against Luther. Religion still followed the monarch rather than vice versa, but though there was no novelty in religious dispute under Henry and his successors Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth, a conflict between the religious identity of the sovereign and that of subjects would frequently be resolved by imprisonment, death, or exile. The civil wars of the seventeenth century revealed how far a clash of religious identities, and the other aspects of identity with which religion was interwoven, could threaten the

in Cultivating political and public identity