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Visualising obesity as a public health concern in 1970s and 1980s Britain
Jane Hand

preservation long pre-dated these post-war health education initiatives and had been evident since at least the early modern period in England, where dietetic culture was central to medical understandings of the self. 10 But personal body management techniques including the control of diet and exercise endured as an essential part of personal identity and social worth in post-war Britain, where the consumerist society contributed to the creation of new disease-focused diet cultures. The centrality of the self to risk factor

in Balancing the self
Anna K. Dickson

consistent with globalisation and will probably reinforce the implementation of structural adjustment policies. As yet it is unclear whether the proposed regional agreements will substantially benefit the developmental goals of the ACP although the EU will benefit from access to new markets (McQueen, 1998). The priorities outlined in the TEU translated more or less directly into the negotiations for a successor to the Lomé Convention which began in 1988. In relation to trade the EU entered the post-Lomé negotiations with three objectives. Firstly, to create an agreement

in EU development cooperation
International man of stories
Peter Morey

shape it in their own image. Bruce King has argued that the ‘commonwealth writer in exile’ has, in a sense, stolen a march on his postmodern metropolitan contemporaries in assimilating and creating literary styles to represent the fissures of a ‘translated’, alienated existence. He says of these writers: They are deconstructionists, not out of the logic that led others from structuralism to post-structuralism, but from the experience of divided, uprooted, unassimilated lives; but they are also reconstructionists in that for those genuinely threatened by chaos the

in Rohinton Mistry
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The bodyand counter-revolutionary warfare inapartheid South Africa
Nicky Rousseau

bodies resulting from counter-revolutionary warfare were recorded among the extraordinarily high number of ‘Unknown black males’ recorded in death registers across South Africa, re­flect­ ing the historical legacies of migrant labour, which resulted in high numbers of unidentified and unclaimed bodies; sometimes they were distinguished from the rest by the appellation terroris.35 Criminal investigations in South Africa do not require forensic pathologists to examine the crime scene. With no state pathologists outside of the main urban areas, post-mortems were conducted

in Destruction and human remains
Credibility, dirigisme and globalisation
Ben Clift

markedly from post-war ‘embedded liberalism’ (Ruggie 1982), dirigisme is articulated in a different, more circumspect, manner than was the case in the heyday of the French model (Zysman 1983). This presupposition in favour of dirigiste interventionism has come under increasing threat in the last twenty-five years from structural changes in global financial markets, from the European Union, and from the ideological ascendancy of neo-liberalism. The process of European integration, which gathered momentum after the 1984 Fontainebleau Summit, was built upon decidedly non

in In search of social democracy
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Alistair Cole

to personality clashes within and between parties than to any gulf of doctrinal incompatibility. However, the interaction between certain conjunctural events in the pre-electoral period and key institutional changes also pre-dating the elections combined to rebalance the party system in terms of its components if not in terms of its overall structure. Moving from left to right, a previously governing Communist Party which had seemingly survived the post-1990 collapse of many of its sister parties clung on with 4.8 per cent of the first-round vote and 21 deputies 1

in The French party system
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A former founding father in search of control
Ben J.S. Hoetjes

and political participation in the 1980s, European integration became a matter of ‘positive indifference’. After the end of the Cold War, ideological controversies subsided, or virtually disappeared. The public at large lost interest in politics altogether. Only very down-to-earth and close-tohome issues such as safety in the streets, the stock exchange, career openings, private business, etc. could draw the public’s attention. Against this ‘post-modern’ background, the mid-1990s showed more 2444Ch13 3/12/02 316 2:05 pm Page 316 Member States and the European

in Fifteen into one?
Robert Andersen and Jocelyn A. J. Evans

working class and Catholic labels remained largely synonymous with left and right bloc belonging respectively. Contemporary developments in political space 173 Although the extent of its predictive power has somewhat declined in recent years, left-right ideology still remains of paramount importance. The post-industrial shifts in the 1970s and 1980s which threatened the status quo with radical re/dealignment has in fact settled into a more nuanced but structurally similar competitive framework.2 Even new issues, such as post-materialism, have easily been absorbed in

in The French party system
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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

ruptures of functionalist and structural-functionalist anthropology with evolutionist (and diffusionist) principles on the grounds of their speculative procedures had wider consequences. They entailed a wider suspicion toward, the placing of a question mark on, history as such within the discipline. 1 Now the practice of anthropology could proceed in contradistinction to the writing of history. Second

in Subjects of modernity
Joshua B. Spero

symbolise non-predatory bandwagoning with PfP signatories seeking close relations with the once-threatening NATO institution they opposed as part of the Warsaw Pact and former USSR during the Cold War. This broad Euro-Atlantic, European and Eurasian post-Cold War structural transformation affects the way its members have defined NATO’s new missions, specifically via PfP. NATO members and PfP signatories synchronised their threat perceptions over the last half of the 1990s and formed the practical cooperative security needed to change NATO as an institution. Second, PfP

in Limiting institutions?