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Ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory
Jeremy C.A. Smith

-​colonial domination. In the twenty-​first century, Marshall Islanders live with its radioactive after-​effects. In the years in between, resisting movements for independence, the United States has managed to hold on to all territories in its regional sphere of influence, except for the Philippines and parts of Micronesia. Hawaii warrants separate mention. It is closest to the United States institutionally and in popular culture, though the final say over its laws and administration rests with Washington. Demographically, its population reflects the flows of Oceania, with Hawaiians

in Debating civilisations
Mandy Merck

/05/back-royal-soap-opera . 3 Judith Williamson, ‘Royalty and representation’, in Consuming Passions: The Dynamics of Popular Culture (London and New York: Marion Boyars, 1986 ), p. 80. 4 Thomas Elsaesser, ‘Tales of sound and fury

in The British monarchy on screen
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A male strategy
Soili-Maria Olli

during the second half of the seventeenth century: concerted attempts by the state to extend control and discipline over the mentalities and activities of the populace, and the consolidation of religious unity according to Lutheran tenets. This is evident from the nature and number of laws passed at the time, particularly the Religions Stadgan (Statute of Religion) of 1655. One can fit this period of Swedish history within the wider move towards the reformation of popular culture outlined by Peter Burke.15 Bearing the above developments in mind, it is, perhaps

in Beyond the witch trials
Catherine Baker

's ‘Negrophilia’ exhibition – the basis of Jan Nederveen Pieterse's study of images of Africa and blackness in Western popular culture (Pieterse 1992 : 15) – collected US, British, German, French and Dutch representations, with its transatlantic and transnational scope hailed as innovative (Pieterse 1992 : 15), yet its ‘Europe’ went no further east than Imperial Germany (and no further south than the Pyrenees). Coloniality and race, in this end-of-the-Cold-War exhibition, was not a lens applicable to eastern Europe, conceptually the ‘Second World’ for forty years. Two decades

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Janelle Joseph

steel pans,” noted by James Donald and Ali Rattansi ( 1992 , p. 2) in reference to the English education system as cultural elements given the power to represent difference and pluralism, and to stifle conversations about racism and structural inequalities. Caribbean and black popular cultures are produced by people “crucially and simultaneously engaged in a politics of how to belong to the

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
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Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
Andrew Jones

: Polity , 2012 ). 37 P. Holland , ‘ Crybabies and Damaged Children ’, What Is A Child? Popular Images of Childhood ( London : Virago , 1992 ), pp. 148 – 73 ; J. N. Pieterse , White on Black: Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture ( New Haven

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Labour, the people and the ‘new political history’
Lawrence Black

-established parts of Labour’s cultural make-up. Collini (1991: 83) has traced ‘the slightly patronizing tone and somewhat aggressive personal austerity’ that were ‘distinctive features of many of the Labour Party’s intellectuals . . . until at least the 1950s’ to ideas of altruism and service that from the late Victorian period ‘enjoyed a long life among “progressive” members of the educated class’. Another Victorian liberal inheritance was a belief in elite, ‘high’ culture above commercial, mass, popular culture (Waters 1990: 191–5). Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier (1937

in Interpreting the Labour Party
Barry Atkins

‘absent presence’ beneath much of the argument in this work: as a champion of semiology; as an exceptionally astute reader of popular culture texts (see Mythologies trans. Annette Lavers (London: Paladin, 1972); and as author of The Pleasure of the Text, trans. Richard Miller (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990). I do not have space to tease out the significance of his arguments in the last of these works in full here, but would recommend that any reader interested in pursuing the prioritisation of the pleasure of reading in game-fiction consult this volume. Gérard Genette

in More than a game
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Reading Close Combat
Barry Atkins

then taken with how a form of historical narrative may be constructed, can be seen to reflect wider changes in the way contemporary popular culture has approached questions of historical representation that need to be considered in some depth. Paul de Man, Hayden White, Dominic LaCapra, Linda Hutcheon and many others might have carefully mapped out the problematics of a simple fact/fiction distinction, but we still live in a world where the encounter of ‘fiction’ with ‘history’ is often read as a traumatic moment when written history is in danger of falling into

in More than a game
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Mary Chamberlain

Phillips’, Wasafiri , 26 (1997), pp. 10–17. 2 Susan Craig James, ‘Intertwining roots’, Journal of Caribbean History , 26:2 (1992), pp. 216–28. 3 For a fascinating discussion of the use of Jamaican in popular culture see Carolyn Cooper, Noises in the

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain