The films of David and Judith MacDougall in Africa and Australia
Paul Henley

gave due recognition to the fact that a film-maker's subjectivity would inevitably enter into the making of a film, it was based on the supposition that if an audience were made aware of this, it could somehow make allowance for this subjectivity and be left with some residual kernel of objective truth. However, there are serious grounds for doubting that reflexivity of this kind could ever be fully realised. Even if a film-maker were capable of supplying all the necessary information about all the subjective elements that went into the making of

in Beyond observation
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Jenny Edkins

their DNA profiling, which consumes 60 per cent of their forensics budget.71 Six months after the fire, as the inquests gave way to the inquiry, residents and families of those killed and injured continued to work together with other members of the North Kensington community to assert their need for recognition and justice, and to work to change the policy and attitudes that led up to the fire. On 14 December 2017, a memorial service was held in St. Paul’s Cathedral and the community held its own monthly march: a silent march that demonstrated the dignity of the

in Change and the politics of certainty
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Debatable lands and passable boundaries
Aileen Christianson

, female writers in exile – cut off from the authenticity of ‘folk’ roots by their class, their gender and their exile. But for those of us brought up as women in Scotland, O Caledonia contains an authenticity of response to the condition of Scottish womanness that Kelman cannot offer.8 Within Scotland’s boundaries there are regional communities demanding a loyalty and recognition as strong as a nationalist commitment with the same shifting perspective of commitment between nation and region as there is between gender and nation. As Cairns Craig writes: ‘Scottish novels

in Across the margins
The origins of the concept in Enlightenment intellectual culture
Nicholas Hudson

awareness of the differing natures and functions of writing and speech. This is a historical development that I have described in detail elsewhere:21 for my purposes here, I will review some of the main features of the scholarly process that led to a clearer recognition of the special features of spoken language. As I have contended, grammarians and other scholars before the eighteenth century made no clear distinction between the nature of writing and speech. They tended, indeed, to understand language largely as it was written, and placed little significance on those

in The spoken word
Mandy Merck

Diana’s funeral begin and the Princess be laid to rest, and with her the threat she presents to the Queen’s authority. To make this happen, melodrama, with its pathos, its appeal for moral recognition and its highly expressive mise-en-scène , must, in both a political and an aesthetic sense, dominate the docudrama. The DVD cover of The Queen announces this generic contest with an eloquent image

in The British monarchy on screen
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Localizing global sport for development
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda

peer-led activities deliver for participants (Maro et al ., 2009 ; Woodcock et al ., 2012 ). The wider development literature on peer leadership in sub-Saharan Africa offers a little more recognition of the experiences of peer leaders (e.g. Molassiotis et al ., 2004 ; Svenson and Burke, 2005 ; Lesko, 2007 ), However, research has rarely had a significant focus on peer leaders themselves. Given the importance of peer leaders to the delivery of SfD and

in Localizing global sport for development
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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality
Kate Rigby

semantically slippery rhetoric of sustainability is deployed with a view to maintaining capitalist business-as-usual in ‘developed’ nations, while extending it to ‘developing’ ones. It is for this reason, then, that Fischer et al. call for the reconceptualisation of the three components as a hierarchy of considerations, based on the recognition that ‘[s]ocieties cannot exist without a functioning life-support system, and economics can only flourish within a functioning social system with effective institutions and governance structures’ (2007: 622). In other words, there is

in Literature and sustainability
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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins

of identity and memory to exist while blocking others.’ We argue that common graves and the political lives of migrants even after their death highlight the power of contemporary borders in institutionalising power relations. The sovereign state assigns migrant bodies a status that is inconsistent with full recognition of the personhood of the migrant. We subscribe to the performative model of the border (Salter 2011) and argue that the study of the phenomenon of missing migrants can shed analytical and critical light on the study of contemporary borders. As a non

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
Editors: Thom Davies and Alice Mah

This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.