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Anne McClintock and H. Rider Haggard
Laura Chrisman

/12/04 11:09 am Gendering imperialism Page 41 41 reproductive and productive activities of themselves or others. This precludes recognition of the positive role accorded to white maternity within imperialist ideologies, a recognition upon which Gayatri Spivak’s earlier work was based.5 The affirmative imperial function of maternity is suggested by the journey of the novel’s protagonists to the mines. The heroes’ path takes them across a landscape, which goes from a female ‘head’ (a waterspout) to her breasts (two massive mountains) and culminates in the vagina or anus

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Gurharpal Singh

that are at odds with traditional precepts. For Nandy, any meaningful understanding of such changes cannot be structured within familiar paradigms such as mass society: they require, above all, a recognition of the relevance of indigenous knowledge systems, which are refusing to die but are at the mercy of secularizing states. The need to realign the cultural and the political in South Asia might be suggestive of a ‘clash of civilizations’ in which the whole project of representative democracy is being called into question. But for Nandy the failure to recognize the

in Democratization through the looking-glass
Experiences from higher education institutions
Felix M. Bivens

also understand their raison d’être as creating and disseminating new ideas and knowledge. Looking beyond its potential monetary value, postmodern understandings of knowledge equate it directly with cultural and political power (Foucault and Gordon, 1980). Such thinking has led to a (re)recognition of the diversity of epistemological perspectives which exist, of which disciplinary academic and scientific ways of knowing represent only a few in a much more vast and complex taxonomy of knowledges (de Sousa Santos, 2006). These seismic shifts in the place of knowledge

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Jorge Téllez Carrasco and José Blanes Jiménez

understanding of forestry development is very weak regarding its recognition of social complexities and interactions in and between the communities involved. This is important because it has been proved that some of the decisions that affect small-scale wood production in the Velasco province do not concern communities living in the forest, but rather other factors such as consumers, intermediate channels or international solidarity. 139 MUP_Hall.indd 139 30/07/2013 17:16 case studies Municipal forestry policies in the Velasco province had major shortcomings. Despite the

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Health and social welfare of disadvantaged families in Brighton and Hastings
Kim Aumann and Angie Hart

families. Community partners and university-based partners have made significant contributions to conferences, journal articles, books and policy fora. In terms of summing up, Aumann and Hart note that: 173 MUP_Hall.indd 173 30/07/2013 17:16 case studies There have been policy changes at the university level in the form of increasing recognition of (through impact assessment), and support for, community–university partnerships. At the local level RT has been accepted into the mental health and child development training programmes. At a national level, the value of a

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Alison Mohr

implementers that limit the ability to provide just and equitable solutions responsive to the priorities of the communities in transition. This has led to an increasing recognition of the need to address the justice deficits of transitions processes. The following paragraphs identify two prominent deficits in the socio-technical transitions literature – a lack of consideration of the politics of framing and of socio-spatial relations and dynamics – that must be attended to if transitions are to evolve beyond their apolitical and technocratic origins to become more socially

in Science and the politics of openness
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Judith Squires

understandings of the private, feminist theorists have demanded the explicit recognition of yet another public–private distinction. Neither of the liberal distinctions explicitly invokes the family (which cannot be assumed to be synonymous with the personal sphere of intimacy). By contrast, a third form of the public–private distinction opposes the public, comprising both the state and civil society, with the private, defined

in Political concepts
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Rodney Barker

distinction between the various kinds of things that they do. The rejection of the view that if there is a contrast between statements and other actions then only the other actions are real has a long history. Hypocrisy is not just, as La Rochefoucauld put it, the compliment that vice pays to virtue. The aphorism is a recognition that even when you want to do the very opposite of what you promised, you have to frame your betrayal in the language and values to which publicly you are committed. This may not be an iron restraint, but it is a restraint nonetheless, and a

in Cultivating political and public identity
James E. Connolly

becomes meaningless.7 In their examination of the use and meanings of the concept across numerous multidisciplinary academic studies, sociologists Jocelyn A.  Hollander and Rachel L. Einwohner identify two core elements of resistance upon which most scholars agree: action and opposition.8 There is more debate concerning the other key factors: recognition and intent. Recognition often revolves around ‘visibility’, with early works focusing on protest movements or revolutions, taking for granted that resistance is visible and easily recognised as resistance.9 The shift

in The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914– 18
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The Enlightenment and modernity
S.J. Barnett

– especially in France and England in the work of Jean Jacques Rousseau and David Hume – a growing rejection of the simple panacea of reason in favour of the equal recognition of the role of the ‘passions’ in human conduct. This growing rejection of the rather restrictive notion of reason as the fundamental attribute of the human mind also coincided rather paradoxically with what historians have termed the High Enlightenment, but is more aptly known in literary studies as the Age of Sensibility. It is, therefore, not without difficulty that reliance on reason can be cited as

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