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such circumstances that railway operators will retain the designation ‘first class’ whilst replacing ‘second class’ with ‘standard class’. Airlines, similarly, use labels such as ‘tourist’ and ‘economy’, fine-tuning the distance between these and a retained ‘first class’ with the utilitarian meritocracy of ‘business class’. Politicians who wish to state their popular and populist credentials may sidestep even these euphemistic renamings. Whilst dictators and despots ride in state, elected, or hoping to be elected, leaders may walk or cycle. If

in Cultivating political and public identity

Serbs were descendants of a different set of tribes altogether, Macan posited that the Serbs were not Slavic, but Vlach and Gypsy Romanised shepherds.110 For right-wing radicals on the streets of Zagreb, however, there was no doubt that Serbs were Arabs, as was evidenced by their square fingers. The Croats, meanwhile, were of another race, since their fingers were more rounded.111 Another aspect of this racial differentiation concerned Croatian territorial rights. While, generally, Croats and Serbs were presented as having different racial origins, Serbs within

in Balkan holocausts?
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Anthropology and rural West Europe today

. Just because cities concentrate people who continue to produce new and unexpected forms of social organisation does not mean rurality becomes the emptying home of a tired traditionalism.1 Far from it. As our contributors demonstrate, the countryside remains a lively, contested site of new demographics, new social movements, new workplace patterns, new crossethnic mixes, and new conceptions of how life is to be lived. Since the city is only defined by opposition to the countryside, and since rural movements have urban effects, we cannot ignore the changes taking place

in Alternative countrysides
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. In the proliferations of fecundity, in the maelstrom of deception and desire, sexual knowledge, naivety and excruciating sexual cruelty, a question is found; it is not which man has the right to existence, but which projection, which human manifestation, of the sex drive. ‘In the nineteenth century’, writes Joseph Bristow, ‘the idea that the sexes were polar opposites magnetically attracted to each another had a tight ideological grip on the culture’. He suggests that even such ‘sex radicals’ as Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and Edward Carpenter conceived of the

in Fragmenting modernism
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Global Britishness and settler cultures in South Africa and New Zealand

Canterbury Popular Entertainment and Amusements Committee established the entrance fee to the public festival at sixpence, and proposals to invite local Maori or to distribute free tickets to the poor were soundly defeated. 6 These measures did not prevent a massive crowd pressing at the entrances to be let in, nearly causing ‘a disturbance’. 7 A local settler, writing under the populist pseudonym ‘Vox

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
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in his 1926 populist book for the Sunlight League, The Sun and How to Use It : It is the action of the Sun which causes the chemical changes that supply the nourishing properties of food […] The quality of milk is largely affected by the fodder on which the cows feed, and the quality of the fodder depends upon the amount of Sunlight it

in Soaking up the rays