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Roger Southall

responsibility of Africa’s modernizing elites, the principal instrument was the political party, whose function was not only to ‘articulate’ and ‘aggregate’ public opinion but to engage in the promethean task of ‘political mobilization’, of forging links between tribe and nation. It was in the study of parties that the supposed ‘valuefreedom’ of Western political science most easily cohabited with political idealism. Their formation and development AFRICA 139 represented not only the most explicit embodiment of political modernization but also the condensation of heroic

in Democratization through the looking-glass
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Christopher Morgan

‘Introduction’ to a selection of Thomas’s work, calls the poems ‘an embodiment of Robert Frost’s dictum: “You can’t be universal without being provincial”’ (1996: ix). I want to suggest that R. S. Thomas’s ‘provincialism’ – that is his close, intimate, even at times microscopic attention to and scrutiny of his own immediate localities, both exterior and interior – ultimately branches into a broader relevance, the reason for this being not only the depth of his poetic or philosophical probings, the pressing ever farther and deeper in a quest for understanding and meaning but

in R. S. Thomas
Staging class aboard the omnibus
Masha Belenky

fabric represents a diversity of social positions. Soullier extols the omnibus as the embodiment of equality: if in the past, only the chosen ones had access to carriages (‘Jadis les seigneurs seuls cheminaient en carrosses’), now everyone has the right to ride. This right, in Soullier’s view, is emblematic of his century’s move toward privileging merit over birth: Une voiture à tous! Voilà du communisme Pratiqué sans l’emphase et prêché sans cynisme! […] Mais aujourd’hui, le siècle a annulé les races; Il partage entre tous les faveurs et les

in Engine of modernity
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Thomas of Erceldoune’s prophecy, Eleanor Hull’s Commentary on the penitential Psalms, and Thomas Norton’s Ordinal of alchemy
Heather Blatt

intersecting, affect each other – and affect even the user or reader. Although the convergence of multiple temporalities may take place differently according to particular types of media, such convergences are not unique to digital media. For example, consider the widespread and influential metaphor of the book as flesh of Christ, previously mentioned as an example of the intersection between materiality and embodiment in reading practice. The metaphor also possesses a temporal functionality. One of the more descriptive uses of the metaphor is provided by Richard Rolle in a

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England
Yulia Karpova

spaces for various activities, which opened into the park where there would be recreational structures such as pavilions and artificial lakes. All the buildings were to be constructed using industrial methods from standard blocks of reinforced concrete.59 The project was further expanded with the help of the architects Boris Palui and Mikhail Khazhakian. It was envisaged as a crucial component of the new centrifugal city plan and an embodiment of the Khrushchevist KARPOVA 9781526139870 PRINT.indd 37 20/01/2020 11:10 38 Comradely objects decentralisation of power

in Comradely objects
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Competing claims to national identity
Alex J. Bellamy

the individual within a nation. On the other hand, however, it is important to ask how the nation becomes embodied in the individual through social practice. Traditional approaches tend to assume that the latter will always accompany the former in a way that is unproblematic. However, there is not always close collaboration between the two relationships. The process of embodiment often alters understandings of national identity, creating disputes about both its meaning and salience. A new way of thinking about national identity is proposed here. This approach draws

in The formation of Croatian national identity
Adrian Hyde-Price

desire of the new democracies of East Central Europe to ‘return to Europe’. This role-set involves both the role perceptions ascribed to the EU by outsiders and role conceptions expressed by the role-holders themselves (see chapter 6 ). In the early 1990s, these role perceptions and conceptions coalesced around a view of the EU as the institutional embodiment of the ‘European ideal’. The EU was seen

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
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Alex J. Bellamy

bureaucratic state because, ‘[A]s a modern regime of power, the state utilizes a series of mechanisms of normalization that come to rest on the body and through which power relations are produced and channeled. Individual subjects are then constituted in and through the relations of power and the discourses produced by it.’20 The state comes to be seen as the embodiment of the imagined nation in such a way that the technologies of power it utilises actually creates national subjectivity at the local level. Departing from Malkki and Billig, Radcliffe and Westwood argued that

in The formation of Croatian national identity
Felix Kanitz and Balkan archaeology
Vladimir V. Mihajlović

). Contrary to the widespread belief that science is placeless, authors working in this field have shown that, like ‘temporality and embodiment’, geography is also a conditio sine qua non for scientific endeavour of any kind, since ‘spaces both enable and constrain discourse’, as Livingstone (2003: 7) nicely puts it. The concept of space in this particular case takes us to the topics of inclusion and/ or exclusion, validity, veracity, partiality, etc. Accordingly, this chapter questions the role of geography in both the nurturing and the hindering of Kanitz’s scientific

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Fiona Robinson

constituted by and through relations with others. Care ethics is constituted not by rules or principles, but through practices. In contrast to the masculinist moral subject constructed by rationalist ethics – autonomous, self-willing, governed by reason – care ethicists see moral subjects as naturally vulnerable and mutually dependent. Care ethics emphasizes embodiment and human frailty, and

in Recognition and Global Politics