From starving children to satirical saviours

daily life; within the UK, twenty-four million people log on to Facebook every day. 13 With the penetration of social networks into everyday life, NGOs now use online platforms as a tool to connect and communicate to ‘networked publics’. 14 In 2009, the introduction of Facebook ‘pages’ facilitated a space for organisations, including NGOs, to create public profiles. Facebook ‘pages’ mirror individual

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‘Ordinary’ people and immigration politics

theorist Gail Lewis ( 2007 ), invoking and developing Raymond Williams's ( 1958 ) work on ordinary culture to show that ‘racialising culture is ordinary’ too: such cultural practices stand right at the heart of contemporary everyday life and mediate individual experiences and the social relations of ‘race’, gender, class, sexuality, and age. Moreover … hegemonic projects are never

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– legitimisation of the ‘abnormal’ Many of the aforementioned distinctions between normal and invalid categories of behaviour can also be seen in established perceptions of ‘art’ and how it intersects with everyday life. Understanding how this happens is therefore important 150 Part II Doing if we want to claim that art can provide an opportunity for liberation. This section looks at how art comes to be categorised in ways that sometimes prevent liberation. Radical art movements, from Dada, the Surrealists to the Situationist International have constantly emphasised the need

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International man of stories

consolation. The first novel, Such a Long Journey, asks questions about the trustworthiness of language as communication in a climate of political intrigue and duplicity and, while concluding that the consolations of friendship and loyalty are to be recommended, also acknowledges their temporary nature. A Fine Balance carries these interests onto the battlefield that is the India of Mrs Gandhi’s Emergency, a terrain populated by grimacing henchman and stoical eccentrics whose larger-than-life qualities take the book beyond the realm Morey_Mistry_07_Ch7 171 9/6/04, 4

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History, legend and memory in John Sayles’ Lone Star

, as it seems removed from and irrelevant to his own experience, Chet like Sam, must uncover the history of and division within his own family and see its complex relationships to everyday life. When Chet visits Otis’s Black Seminole Indian museum, a hybrid mix of escaped slaves and Native Americans whose ‘border’ identities reveal notions of origin or essence inadequate, he asks about one John Horse

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Rethinking anarchist strategies

human relationships and this, I will suggest, has major implications for thinking about strategy, both in terms of everyday issues of community and identity, as well as on more international stages. Suggesting that power is present in all relationships and requires appropriate theory and practice is slightly heretical, departing as it does from what for many is still the heart of the anarchist project, the class struggle (see Guérin, 1970: 34–9 and passim). To move away from the class struggle is not to suggest that differentials of economics, culture, education

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not seem to him to see that they were all on the brink of the ‘greatest abyss in history’. Amidst the whirl of patriotic headlines, speeches and calls to arms he wrote sadly from the National Liberal Club at midnight on Monday 3 August that, ‘There is no room for one’s personal feelings now … It is too awful for words.’15 The German destruction of the medieval city of Louvain did not move him as much as he expected it to, due partly to the fact that during the first few weeks of the war, as he commented, ‘The everyday life of the present is my main interest’, and he

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Time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe

much about their experiences. This was in accordance with a view of the future in which their children would not join them abroad. The future of the family was at home, in Kosovo. The money they sent was used for the necessities of everyday life, for building houses and educating children. Their financial contributions and the consumer goods they brought home from abroad, such as washing machines and other household equipment – uncommon in the villages in Kosovo at that time – were meant to improve living conditions at home. Their children were to be spared the

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Back to the future

of Communication, 8: pp. 1765–1783. Verhoeff, N. (2012) Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Wilmott, C. (2016) Small moments, big data: Mobile mapping in everyday life. Big Data and Society, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951716661364. Wood, D. (1992) The Power of Maps. New York: Guilford Press.

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Becoming an “old maid”

case, is constituted as a symbolic checkpoint introducing new tensions between the writer and her family. Inbal writes that being a single woman who is almost thirty-seven requires a “special travel permit”—in this case a date, a boyfriend who may signal a potential promise of a husband and father-to-be. The above passage is another illustrative example of how age norms are entrenched in everyday life, forming rigidly age-scripted social expectations and interactions. The FACING THE HORROR : BECOMING AN “OLD MAID” 61 required injunction to successfully adjust

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