Reading Robinson Crusoe in colonial New Zealand
Jane Stafford

transformations – increased agricultural surpluses and trade – were valued aspects of rangatiratanga (chieftainship). A central responsibility of leadership in the Māori world was overseeing the production, storage and distribution of food. Weekes and his wife are the recipients of ‘manaakitanga – hospitality that recognises and enhances mana’. 45 Ballantyne has used the terms ‘entanglement’ and ‘strategic intimacies’ to convey the complex nature of these links. 46 Translating Crusoe Weekes does not claim that his Māori visitors, either neighbourly or passing, are

in Worlding the south
Thinking, feeling, making
James Paz

I have long been enamoured with the material culture of Beowulf , with the lovely and almost loving descriptions of swords, helms, cups, tapestries, coats of mail, hoards of gold. More recently, I have become intrigued by the craftworkers behind these artefacts, the carpenters, masons, weavers and embroiderers, glassworkers and leatherworkers, and especially the smiths. But what have solid, inanimate artefacts and the hard, manual labour that goes into making those artefacts got to do with intimacy? How can we think about feeling through making

in Dating Beowulf
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

positivity and intimacy are implied. The positive connotations of ‘friendships’ are integral to the way Facebook’s architecture structures positive sentiments. Friendship also implies a degree of intimacy whereby users wish to ‘share’ the personal in semi-public spaces. A user sharing the ‘personal’ again benefits the corporate agenda of Facebook, which is then able to capture intimate information that can be instantly

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Jonathan Colman

action somehow came to violate club rules’. 9 John Baylis argues that the US–UK ‘partnership became so close, intimate and informal in such a wide spectrum of political, economic and especially military fields that terms like “exceptional”, “unique”, or “different from the ordinary” can be applied’. The relationship was exceptional ‘because of the degree of intimacy and informality which was developed

in A ‘special relationship’?
A managerial perspective
Peter McCullen
Colin Harris

-Identity (1991); The Transformation of Intimacy (1992); and Reflexive Modernisation (1994). 4 Giddens’s social theory employs a historical periodisation which distinguishes the current era of ‘reflexive modernisation’ from the ‘simple modernisation’ which preceded it. Modernisation involves the application of scientific knowledge to production and warfare, and

in The Third Way and beyond
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Evil, Genocide and the Limits of Recognition
Patrick Hayden

and the world belong together … not two beings, like subject and object’, but ‘the unity of Being-in-the-world’. Human being (or Dasein ) ‘primordially’ encounters the world instrumentally, as a totality of ‘equipment’ and conditions for practical engagement, but the intimacy that characterizes the unity of self and world also manifests as the horizon of all possible

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Birgit Lang
Joy Damousi
, and
Alison Lewis

case is not presented through the lens of a sexo­logical expert seeking to present the ‘true’ sex of the human subject in question. Foucault’s Barbin case begins with the subject’s autobiographical account, moves on to the historical dossier – including a timeline of the course of events, two accounts of sexologists and a handful of newspaper articles and surviving personal documents – and ends with ‘A Scandal at the Convent’, the English translation of a literary account by the German writer Oskar Panizza. Thus, Foucault moves from the intimacy of Barbin

in A history of the case study
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Christopher Morgan

relational, as someone who has just left or who has yet to arrive, as an intimate self or relation of the self. This interiority of absence, and intimacy of a longed-for divinity, are further indications of Thomas’s shift in these via negativa poems from a predominantly deistic understanding of an exterior creator-God, to a predominantly theistic understanding of an interior ‘ground of being’. Thomas goes on in ‘The Absence’ to implicate both language and science as incapable of ‘inverting’ the paradox of the via negativa: I modernise the anachronism of my language, but he

in R. S. Thomas
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Animal, mechanical and me: Technologies that alter subjectivity
Gill Haddow

cyborgs told me that they have for their ICD. These challenges to living a techno-organic hybrid life can be summarised as: 1) acclimatising to an alien(ating) device that involves it becoming a ‘part of the body’ and 2) reconciling to being under the control of the ICD. On becoming a cyborg: living the techno-organic hybrid life For the everyday cyborgs, it is the paradox of intimacy that is created as the cybernetic device within the body also creates distance (as they cannot reach it) and a lack of control (as its functioning cannot be altered by the everyday

in Embodiment and everyday cyborgs
Mandy Merck

, not only does she take up the Princess’s place in the pixelated frame, she also experiences the involuntary intimacy of a much less formal relation of regard, that of celebrity culture. She is, she proclaims, ‘speaking as your Queen’, but in Campbell’s added phrase she continues, ‘ and as a grandmother ’, asserting her familial communality with the people she ‘personates’. Mass mediation is

in The British monarchy on screen