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The growth and measurement of British public education since the early nineteenth century
David Vincent

Postal, Année 1913, Berne: Union Postale Universelle Vincent, David (1989). Literacy and Popular Culture: England 1750–1914, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Vincent, David (1998). The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832–1998, Oxford: Oxford University Press Vincent, David (2000). The Rise of Mass Literacy, Cambridge: Polity Vincent, David (2003). ‘The progress of literacy’, Victorian Studies 45(3): 405–31 Vincent, David (2004). ‘Literacy literacy’, Interchange 34(2-3): 341–57 Whitehead, Margaret (2001). ‘The concept of physical literacy’, British Journal of Teaching

in History, historians and development policy
James Thompson

wondrous creatures, some are based on contemporary popular culture (from the latest animated or comic hero films) and others might be based on the familiar worlds of five-year-olds, with parents, siblings and other family members appearing as the leading characters. Once the story is finished, the workshop ends with a few concluding exercises. This includes a routine to ‘wash off’ the story, showering away the varying roles the child will have played, a group sharing of their favourite moments of the day and then a final song. In most Speech Bubbles sessions, one child

in Performing care
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Bordering intimacy
Joe Turner

is connecting what are often termed ‘macro’ processes of state formation, colonialism and geopolitics with processes of the everyday and the mundane (Legg 2010; Guillaume 2011; Smith 2012). Once we start exploring the joining up of processes and exploring what is connected up in the meeting of family and borders, we can explore the different social and political sites in which power is reproduced. Here I am interested in examining how seemingly disparate processes, such as popular culture, exhibitions, images, narratives, novels and emotions, work to reform and

in Bordering intimacy
Public presence, discourse, and migrants as threat
Giannis Gkolfinopoulos

between Theory and Activism’, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 11(2): 189–93. Manoff, R. K. and M. Schudson, 1986. ‘Reading the News’, in R. K. Manoff, and M. Schudson, eds, Reading the News: A Pantheon Guide to Popular Culture , New York: Pantheon Books, pp. 3–8. Mantanika, R. and H. Kouki, 2011. ‘The Spatiality of a Social Struggle in Greece at the

in Security/ Mobility
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?
Catherine Baker

was a named political issue (Gilroy 1987 ; Anthias and Yuval-Davis 1993 ; Lentin 2004 ; Fekete 2009 ). While south-east (and eastern) Europe has seen less migration from outside Europe (and that is not the same as no migration), other bonds tie it into the global racial order. These include the fantasies and desires of colonial exoticism, legible in the region's contemporary and historic popular culture, and the transnational imaginative circuits along which globalised popular entertainment travels; histories of people of colour who

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Feijoo versus the ‘falsely possessed’ in eighteenth-century Spain
María Tausiet

, show the same terror, move with the same twists and turns as she has witnessed in other possessed people. Why? Because her rough and ready way of conceiving things make her think that being possessed and 56 Beyond the witch trials being exorcised she ought to do the same things as the others do in those circumstances.75 The understanding of possession as a language or cultural expression typical of popular culture would take many years to appear.76 In the middle of the eighteenth century, Feijoo’s worth did not stem from his scientific knowledge or his cogent

in Beyond the witch trials
Le Bone Florence of Rome and bourgeois self-making
Felicity Riddy

these things than they have. This links, of course, to a larger debate over ‘popularculture, and to the extent to which the categories ‘popular’ and ‘elite’ (and the hierarchy of taste they assume) are themselves produced by the criticism that claims to be only describing them. It may be, however, that it is not only modern academic judgements that are at issue here, because the kinds of implicit distinctions and hierarchies being drawn in the twentieth century surely mirror practices from the fifteenth. The scribe of CUL Ff. 2. 38 was of Leicestershire origin and

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Ethnicity and popular music in British cultural studies
Sean Campbell

-war Britain (CCCS 1982; Gilroy 1987; Hall et al 1978). Much of this work has, in turn, centred on popular culture in general, and popular music in particular (Gilroy 1987: 117–35, 153–222; Hall 1992a; Hebdige 1979, 1987a; Jones 1988). This chapter concerns itself with the ways in which Britain’s multiethnic margins have been handled in British cultural studies, and particularly that strand associated with the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Taking popular music as a case study, it explores the field’s reception of immigrant-descended cultural

in Across the margins
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Memory and popular film
Paul Grainge

towards the forms and narratives of popular culture (not least, by documentary filmmakers like Lanzmann) to make certain of Nora’s observations resonate in theories that suggest an essentially fallacious or inauthentic rendering of memory in mainstream commercial film. The narrative imperatives of popular cinema in both classical and post-classical forms – largely character-driven, marked by continuous

in Memory and popular film
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History, legend and memory in John Sayles’ Lone Star
Neil Campbell

Walter Benjamin, One-Way Street (London: Verso, 1997), p. 352. 5 George Lipsitz, Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture . (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990), pp. 24–5. 6 Lipsitz, Time Passages , p. 27

in Memory and popular film