Laura Suski

. On the question of consumer action, we can see an intersection in debates in the scholarships around online activism and global humanitarianism. While it is true that global capitalism makes possible material connections between consumers, and while we can be informed of these connections more quickly and easily through digital networks, these connections do not fully explain why we respond to some

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

. Hard-hitting government publicity on immigration seemed to provoke new waves of pro-migrant activism. Anger and outrage was translated into online and street-based activism, including by people who had not been engaged in activism before. Some, but not all, activism has been migrant-led, and we identified inequalities in who felt able to take part in political debate because of real or perceived threats to their residency

in Go home?
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Maggie B. Gale and Kate Dorney

) practitioner, than it would to another study of a female practitioner who has already been ‘researched’. Playwright Susan Glaspell and producer/director Edith Craig are perhaps two notable exceptions here. The series Women, Theatre and Performance was set up in the 2000s precisely to deal with this tension, and has the support of a publisher that is genuinely interested in both expanding and deepening histories of women in the arts. Moreover, there is now a new generation of research on women’s theatre. Naomi Paxton’s Stage Rights! The Actresses’ Franchise League, Activism

in Stage women, 1900–50
Paul Collinson

membership of environmental groups in Ireland is among the lowest of European countries. Also, the Irish government itself was late to recognise the importance of environmental sustainability, in part through an incorporation of EU regulations and programmes focused on the environment (Coyle 1994; Tovey, Share, and Corcoran 2007). These observations provide a partial explanation for the discernible dichotomy between ‘community’ and ‘environmental’ development in Ireland. Although the country has a strong tradition of community activism against the activities of potential

in Alternative countrysides
One Billion Rising, dance and gendered violence
Dana Mills

Baltimore reflected on the event. They wrote: By performing the same choreographed moves to the official ‘One Billion Rising’ theme song, Break the Chain, Hopkins students became part of the global movement to demand an end to GBV.2 Historically, dance has been used a form of activism. However, only recently have people begun to see its power for global activism. Even today, some of the most conservative cultures in the world ban organized dance. It is feared, because it ignites the one thing that you cannot take away from a person: hope. (Branchinia et al. 2013

in Dance and politics
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Antonia Lucia Dawes

translate for, provide cover for and support other people; how to imagine a better world. These imaginaries eventually animated the ambivalent and partially successful political action the street vendors organised in 2012, a moment that recollected past activism, and prefigured future difficulties. Via Bologna market was subject to another eviction attempt in June 2017, this time, ostensibly, to make space for an underground car park for the railway station. Descriptions of the market as a ‘souk’ and justifications from City Hall about tourism, public order, and

in Race talk
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John Callaghan, Nina Fishman, Ben Jackson, and Martin Mcivor

investigated here. Ben Clift opens Part II with an analysis of the economic strategy of the French Socialist Party between 1997 and 2002. He argues that Lionel Jospin’s government created M1738 - CALLAGHAN TEXT.indd 3 3/8/09 12:13:30 4 Introduction significant space for social democratic policy activism by committing itself to macroeconomic stability and hence ensuring that it enjoyed credibility with financial markets. A similar picture to that painted by Clift emerges from two of the other case studies explored in Part II. Paul Kennedy and Dmitris Tsarouhas show that

in In search of social democracy
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Migration research and the media
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

-profile immigration campaigns made those with legal immigration status and even British citizenship feel unwelcome and reluctant to participate in political activism. That we were able to put arguments into the mainstream media demonstrating the links between immigration control to racism, and provide evidence about the effects on racially minoritised communities (both are rare), shows the importance of intervening in the media. However, what was more

in Go home?
The ambivalence of queer visibility in audio- visual archives
Dagmar Brunow

notion of ‘minor cinema’ (Brunow, 2015), is used as an umbrella term for such grassroots, independent or community archives founded as a reaction to archival neglect. This form of archival activism set out to make personal memories visible and accessible within the (semi-​)public sphere. While queer minor archives and national heritage institutions are facing similar challenges in the wake of digitisation, they have different approaches to recognising queerness and navigating the ambivalence of queer visibility. First, archivists might lack an insight into LGBTQ

in The power of vulnerability
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Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

: Paradigms Press, 2008); L. Tsaliki, C. A. Frangonikolopoulos and A. Huliaras (eds), Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics: Changing the World? (Bristol: Intellect, 2011). 13 See the more recent cases of US involvement in Somalia and Bosnia, in J. Western, ‘Sources of Humanitarian Intervention: Beliefs, Information, and Advocacy in the US Decisions on Somalia and Bosnia’, International Security

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century