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Sol Plaatje and W.E.B.Du Bois

art as the best or (at times) the only medium of social and political transformation. I argue here for the importance of rethinking black Atlanticism. Rather than view nationalism, organised political struggle and structural economic analysis as the polar opposites of black Atlanticism, we need to recognise more complexity in their relations; at times, I suggest, black Atlanticism and black nationalism are interdependent practices, not antinomies. As Gilroy’s work has travelled from diasporic to African studies, it has gained a new component: the construction of

in Postcolonial contraventions
Israeli security experience as an international brand

community of warriors is experienced in terms of embeddedness in society, as a criterion of normalcy and as an entitlement that legitimises participation in the associations of civil society’. Notably, this military presence and subsequent ways of thinking are accepted and naturalised because they are seen as necessary and inevitable in conditions of structural insecurity. These processes of normalisation

in Security/ Mobility
An introduction to the book

States and its allies. The quest for modernity would, however, place enormous demands upon societies regarded as existing at a rather more primitive stage of development. Modernisation would inevitably entail the installation of those institutions and processes deemed conducive to capitalist accumulation. In particular, existing forms of social interaction and regulation would have to be replaced with those of the free market. The drive to modernity would require not only systematic structural reform but radical cultural change as well. Modernisation theorists

in The end of Irish history?
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Their lives and social contexts

-covered, grass-free areas that sometimes have football goals and, in fewer cases, netball posts. These areas often remain under threat of further building and/or vandalism; even in the middle-class area of Kamwala, locals complained to us that football goalposts had been stolen so that they could be sold for scrap metal. In contrast to the lack of positive recreational provision, many adult community members also complained that the only type of social

in Localizing global sport for development
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drug-taking communities – the government was not willing to fund and implement a routine childhood vaccination programme in the 1980s. 23 Structural reforms to the general practitioner contract could go only so far. The other major innovation of the 1980s was the introduction of MMR. Measles vaccination had remained low in comparison to other countries, including some in the developing world. WHO targets, combined with a sense of embarrassment, led to a change of approach. 24 As with multivalent vaccines in previous decades – like DTwP – the

in Vaccinating Britain
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Emotion, affect and the meaning of activism

its later structural functionalist variant (in the work of Smelser) share an understanding of collective behaviour as emotionally driven rather than deliberative and thus as different from normal, ‘rational’ behaviour (Edwards, 2014: 37). Emotions were considered central to understanding extra-institutional political action; crowds and their dynamics were conceived as the heart of protest movements; and a political ‘type’ was constructed of an individual alienated, predisposed to violence and seeking, through activism, to compensate needs unfulfilled in private life

in Loud and proud
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A multidisciplinary perspective

. Within Preferences and novelty 59 the context of the theory of the firm, maximising behaviour is justified by the ‘as if ’ argument (Friedman, 1953). Under the pressure of competition, any agent acting irrationally is selected out. Thus, although agents are not optimising consciously, due to the selection process, the outcomes look ex post as if the agents were optimisers. In the case of consumption, however, this logic certainly does not apply, since neither for natural nor for sexual selection can a plausible reason be found. So the idea of an efficiency frontier

in Innovation by demand
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Keeping up appearances

similar posts on American or British websites and portals, recounting the loneliness of the single woman during the holiday season, or routine social embarrassments such as dining alone in a restaurant or going out alone to a bar. Many dating and relationship experts publish tips advising readers how to cope with the holiday period: facing one’s immediate family with confidence for instance, what I would describe as keeping up appearances as a single person. Some columns advise their habitués how not to fall prey to the self-pity and angst that can accompany spending

in A table for one
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featured in the Birmingham Post . Their children, Helen and Joanne, had become disabled after vaccinations, and they called for parents with similar experiences to join a campaign for compensation for vaccine damage. The organisation that grew from this was the Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children (APVDC). 30 Fox and Lennon received letters from hundreds of parents, around two-thirds of whom blamed their children's impairment on pertussis vaccine. Despite their own children becoming disabled after the poliomyelitis vaccine, Fox chose to focus attention on

in Vaccinating Britain