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Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Lukács and Adorno, this demand for mimesis produces, as Henry Mimesis in black and white 53 Louis Gates Jr. remarks, ‘an overly mimetic conception of oppositional literature’.8 Yet, this often unexamined interconnection between the ‘mimetic’ and the ‘oppositional’ produces what Paul Gilroy diagnoses as the politics of fulfilment, that is, politics ‘content to play occidental rationality at its own game’.9 By legitimating the contextual integration of aesthetics into cultural logic, even if it is a logic of opposition, this ahistorical appeal to mimesis, I would

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Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Gabriel Andrade

Morals , ed. and trans. T. E. Hill , Jr. and A. Zweig ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2003 [1785]). 24 S. Cottle , ‘ Ulrich Beck, Risk Society and the Media: A Catastrophic View? ’ European Journal of Communication , 13 : 1 ( 1998 ), pp. 5 – 32

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The Tokugawa, the Zheng maritime network, and the Dutch East India Company
Adam Clulow and Xing Hang

Company and the Changing Pattern of the China Sea Trade, 1635–1690’, Modern Asian Studies, 30:1 (1996). 158 Part II: Restraint and excess 27 J. E. Wills Jr, ‘Ch’ing Relations with the Dutch, 1662–1690’, in J. K. Fairbank (ed.), The Chinese World Order (Cambridge, 1968), p. 228. 28 P. van Dam, Beschrijvinge van de Oostindishe Compagnie, ed. F. W. Stapel (4 vols in 7 parts, The Hague, 1927–54), II. I, p. 721. The authoritative account of the Bort campaign remains: J. E. Wills Jr., Pepper, Guns and Parleys: The Dutch East India Company and China, 1622–1681 (Cambridge

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Criteria for ecologically rational governance
Lennart J. Lundqvist

fit’ (see Pritchard Jr. et al. 1998:14) does not favour resource management patterns and practices compatible with ecologically rational and sustainable governance. This has led some to recommend the break-up of central government in favour of self-governing, self-sufficient bio-regions (see Sale 1984a and b). Apart from the somewhat astonishing neglect of the value of individual autonomy in certain proposals, one could muster empirical and instrumental counterarguments. Natural regions and areas are today so interpenetrated and transgressed by linked human

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Agnieszka Piasna, Brendan Burchell, Kirsten Sehnbruch, and Nurjk Agloni

benefits for mental health’, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 68:11, 806–12. Cattell, R. B. (1957), Personality and motivation structure and measurement (World Book Co.). Comin F. and Teschl, M. (2005), ‘Adaptive preferences and capabilities: Some preliminary conceptual explorations’, Review of Social Economy, 63:2, 229–47. Costa Jr, P. T. and McCrae, R. R. (1992), ‘Four ways five factors are basic’, Personality and Individual differences, 13:6, 653–65. Davis, L. E. (1977), ‘Enhancing the quality of working life’, International Labour Review, 116:1, 53. Digman, J

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Ross M. English

members an opportunity to offer amendments to legislation. The motivation behind such amendments can vary. If different versions of the same bill emerge from the House and Senate, it is often necessary to call a House-Senate Conference to iron out the differences before the bill can be sent to the White House for the President’s signature. Notes 1 P. F. Boller Jr., Congressional Anecdotes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991), p. 181. 2 Ibid.

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Anne McClintock and H. Rider Haggard
Laura Chrisman

ironically to go ‘backwards’. Back, in the sense that Edward Said in Culture and Imperialism has gone back, to the study of the collective properties of imaginative literature as a distinct modality within imperial culture, and away from the analysis of such literature as functionally interchangeable with social science and administrative writings.13 Back then to notions of totality, mediation and ideology as analytic tools. Notes 1 Gayatri C. Spivak, ‘Three Women’s Texts and a Critique of Imperialism’, in Henry Louis Gates, Jr (ed.), ‘Race’, Writing and Difference

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Laura Chrisman

Rattansi (London: Sage Publications, in association with the Open University, 1992). 4 See, for example, the early work of Homi Bhabha ‘The Other Question …’, Screen, 24, 6 (1983), pp. 18–36, and ‘Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree Outside Delhi, May 1817’, in Henry Louis Gates, Jr (ed.), ‘Race’, Writing and Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), pp. 108–64. 5 For an excellent account of the historical dynamics and precedents to Kant’s third critique see Howard Caygill’s ‘Post-modernism and Judgement’, Economy

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Francisco E. González and Desmond King

2000; Klinkner and Smith 1998; Kryder 2000; Layton 2000; Plummer 1996; Von Eschen 1997). The main object of this scrutiny was the United States’ egregious treatment of African Americans and other minorities. (Already in 1919, Woodrow Wilson’s articulation of his 14-point programme for a new world order was challenged by Black Americans setting out their 14-point programme for the achievement of democracy at home (Rosenberg 1999).) Writing from jail in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. angrily declared: ‘we have waited for more than 340 years for our

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., pp. 44–5. 9 The Union of Democratic Control was formed in September 1914 by Charles Trevelyan, E.D. Morel, Norman Angell and J.R. MacDonald and, although concerned with possible ‘Prussianism’ resulting from the Defence of the Realm Act, its main aims were to press for greater public accountability in foreign affairs (an end to secret diplomacy), improved international understanding and a fair peace settlement. The first meeting of its General Council was held on 17 November 1914. The UDC and its approach were not based upon an individualistic, aesthetic opposition

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