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Colonial body into postcolonial narrative
Elleke Boehmer

, available for use, for husbandry, for numbering, branding, cataloguing, possession, penetration. Images of the body of the other are conventionally conflated with those of the land, unexplored land too being seen as amorphous, wild, seductive, dark, open to possession. Differently from the psychoanalytical scenario therefore, agency in this case belongs to the colonial/analyst, not to the colonised/patient (hence the only partial analogy). Examples of such embodiment are fully present in the texts of the European explorers and travellers who prepared the ground for

in Stories of women
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Antipodean life as a comparative exercise
Sarah Comyn

rejects it as myth. 16 In considering what she describes as the ‘embodiments of Australia in world literature’, Vilashini Cooppan lingers on the figure of the ‘antipodean foot’ (which she terms a ‘species of continental fetishism’) best represented in the Osma Beatus map of 1086 ( Figure 2.1 ), where the mythological figure of a Skiapod shields itself from the red-hot southern sun. 17 ‘A proxy substitute’ for the southern continent, the antipodean foot evokes a corporeal inversion that promotes ‘displacement and disavowal’: ‘the order of the austral map’ is ‘that it

in Worlding the south
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Sarah Roddy

railroad worker and an Irish farmer respectively. Each rose to prominence not merely as priests, but, in Smith’s case, as the best Irish-American clerical novelist of the late nineteenth century – a surprisingly crowded field – and in Ryan’s, as the leading social thinker in the early twentieth-century American church.8 They were living contradictions of Shinnors’ wider fears, and embodiments of what Smith elsewhere described as ‘the triumphs of the [Irish] race and its religion through the very exile which was intended to destroy it’.9 Such men and their flocks – as San

in Population, providence and empire
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Jenny Edkins

history as progress; in contrast, it honours ‘the contingent, the ambiguous, the paradoxical, and the unyielding in human affairs’.10 It is, as Nussbaum argues, ‘centrally concerned with our constitutive openness to luck, to fortune, to EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 217 22/02/2019 08:35 218 change and the politics of certainty chance [and] our very mortal vulnerability to the contingencies of our worldly life and of our physical embodiment’.11 We are subject to forces over which we have no control, something entirely obvious to some, though perhaps less so to

in Change and the politics of certainty
Impact of structural tensions and thresholds
Eşref Aksu

. Towards double ‘peaks’: superpower rivalry and decolonisation/non-alignment In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the arrangements for a new world order reflected a multipolar power configuration, the embodiment of which can be found in the Security Council. In economic terms, the United States was clearly the dominant source of power. 1 Yet politically, the colonial powers, the Soviet Union

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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Death, landscape and power among the Duha Tuvinians of northern Mongolia
Benedikte Møller Kristensen

, at a far distance from human settlement; the oldest relative must give a farewell speech to the deceased, persuading it to leave this world; sometimes belongings will be burned and a shaman or Buddhist Lama may conduct a ritual in order to guide the soul of the deceased to its proper resting place. The living kin undertake these practices in order to ensure the proper departure of the soul to – in the case of a lay person – some kind of afterworld or – in the case of a shaman – its embodiment in a certain spirit vessel/amulet (eren) or a sacrificial tree (tahih

in Governing the dead
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Theoretical approaches
Finn Stepputat

.), 1994, Embodiment and Experience: The Existential Ground of Culture and Self (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Das, V. and D. Poole (eds), 2004, Anthropology in the Margins of the State (Santa Fe: School of American Research Press). De Boeck, F., 2007, ‘Youth, Death and the Urban Imagination: A Case from Kinshasa’, Mededelingen der zittingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese wetenschappen 52(2): 113–25. Dean, M., 2004, ‘Four Theses on the Powers of Life and Death’, Contretemps 5, December: 16–29. Governing the dead? Theoretical approaches 31 Devji

in Governing the dead
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Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as a reparative fantasy
Anu Koivunen

, symbolically healing past wrongs  –​the blaming and offending of AIDS victims in the 1980s public discourse on the epidemic, the inhumane treatment of patients, and the subsequent long silence. As the embodiment  217 The caring nation 217 Figure 12.1  Swedish Crown Princess Victoria awarded the prize of ‘Homo of the Year’ to Jonas Gardell at the annual QX gay gala, 4 February 2013. of the state of Sweden, the Crown Princess retrospectively offered both recognition and care. In the ‘we’ of the royal speech, the gay community, once regarded as ‘not-​us’, was called upon

in The power of vulnerability
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Memory and popular film
Paul Grainge

. From its first beginnings, the temporal realities of early cinema – what Leo Charney equates with the shock and embodiment of modern space and time – has posed significant questions for the formation of modern memory. 19 In discursive terms, however, the contemporary period remains the key focus of concern. If a particular moment can be identified where the connections between memory and film become more tangible and self

in Memory and popular film
Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley
Alison Easton

Press, 1995. Kammer, Season of Youth, pp. 33–75. Amy Kaplan, ‘Romancing the Empire: The Embodiment of American Masculinity in the Popular Historical Novel of the 1890s’, American Literary History, 2 (1990), 659–90, pp. 662, 682. See also Beverly Seaton, ‘A Pedigree for a New Century: The Colonial Experience in Popular Historical Novels, 1890–1910’, in Alan Axelrod (ed.), The Colonial Revival in America, New York, Norton, 1985, pp. 278–93; and Kammer, Season of Youth, pp. 145–220. See Dekker, American Historical Romance, pp. 275–8; and W.D. Howells,‘The New Historical

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