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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

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Jeremy C.A. Smith

 counter-​imagination contextualises Americanism and is common to modernist traditions and subsequent traditions of radical critique and activism. Second, I delineate modernist movements in philosophy, literature and poetry and the arts that made such modernist traditions. They flourished in the first part of the twentieth century. However, after the Second World War, modernism found radical expression in Latin American Marxism, political economy, liberation theology and indigenous social movements. Overall, I contend that modern Latin America has emerged from the cross-​currents, conflicts and

in Debating civilisations
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Alice Mah

Hilchey 2011), CBPR is most prevalent, particularly in an EJ (environmental justice) con- DAVIES & MAH 9781526137029 PRINT.indd 30 08/06/2020 15:32 Introduction to Part I 31 text, within US scholarship and activism. Moving beyond the US context, yet remaining in dialogue with it, Barbara Allen’s chapter reflects on the results of her community-­based participatory environmental health (CBPEH) research study conducted in the Étang de Berre industrial region in the south of France. A renowned scholar of science and technology studies (STS), Barbara Allen’s earlier

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Aspirations to non-racism
Hilary Pilkington

difference) of bodies and provide the means by which ‘we can let the old visual signatures of “race” go’. In practice, however, marrying post-racialist thinking with anti-racist activism remains challenging and characterised by frustration on both sides. While Gilroy (2000: 51) calls for greater boldness on the part of activists in letting go of ‘basic mythologies and morphologies of racial difference’, as long as ‘race’ remains a ‘driver for decision making’ in social and political life then post-racialism often appears impractical to activists (Paul, 2014: 709

in Loud and proud
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Jenny Edkins

been forming, to do with my future academic work, where we should live, and my own political activism, suddenly clarified themselves. It was not a question of being brought up short and making time to consider important issues generally put to one side, though there must surely have been some sense that priorities had changed, rather it was just that there was no longer any need to doubt. What I should do became plain, all by itself. There really wasn’t a process of deciding. That was what was so striking about it. There is no slow-motion version I can give, indeed

in Change and the politics of certainty
Greta Fowler Snyder

other progressive movements. 3 Second-wave feminists made strong and sweeping claims about ‘woman's’ nature, what ‘women’ need and the kind of society ‘women’ desire. Perhaps by virtue of their breadth, these claims received a great deal of attention and stimulated a significant amount of activism. Yet, most

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as a reparative fantasy
Anu Koivunen

coincided with several US documentary films about AIDS activism (United in Anger, 2013; How to Survive a Plague, 2012; Vito, 2011; We Were Here, 2010; Sex in an Epidemic, 2010). Instead of commemorating past political and social mobilisation, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, as a novel and a TV series, foregrounded public mourning over the loss of lives and communities during the HIV/​AIDS epidemic by depicting a circle of gay friends:  Rasmus, Benjamin, Paul, Seppo, Lars-​Åke, Bengt, and Reine. The three-​part structure of both the novel and the television drama

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