Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
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

in Toxic truths
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

in The power of vulnerability
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Lesbian citizenship and filmmaking in Sweden in the 1970s
Ingrid Ryberg

practices of lesbian and gay organising of the time, such as coming out, consciousness raising, analysis/​activism and the creation of positive images (see also Ryberg, 2015; 2017). The narrative short Eva and Maria was directed by three women in Gothenburg, Marie Falksten, Mary Eisikovits and Annalena Öhrström, and shot by an entirely female crew. Unlike The Woman in Your Life Is You, the film was carefully scripted and shot on 16mm film during the summers of 1977 and 1978. The editing was completed in 1983. The film tells the story of Eva and Maria, two young women who

in The power of vulnerability
Cardboard publishers in Latin America
Lucy Bell

–8).4 The trans-corporeal flows between human body and nonhuman matter are therefore used as a tool by the catadorpublishers to invoke the participation of the reader, as a call for action and collaboration. 90 Discourses of sustainability (Un)equally environmental perspectives: material agency and human activism If the new materialists’ project is to draw attention to the vitality and quasi-agency of matter, to the ability of the more-than-human environment to produce social, political and economic effects, the aim of the catadorpublishers of Cooperglicério is to

in Literature and sustainability
Hysterical tetanus in the Victorian South Pacific
Daniel Simpson

missionary endeavour, occurred within a period otherwise distinguished, according to Jane Samson, by an emerging sense of ‘imperial benevolence’ in which ‘Christian piety, public duty and particular constructions of race and culture’ informed ‘a powerful alliance between humanitarian activism and naval power’. 5 The clamour which surrounded the perceived martyrdom of the Royal Navy's ‘strikingly modern’ and Christian luminary thus underlined the dialectical and introspective nature of the much-championed humanitarian ethos

in Progress and pathology
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Catherine Baker

and people have been marginalised or structurally oppressed; not even of the idea they have often been targets rather than beneficiaries of racialisation. Historicising the structural power relationships and legacies of ‘race’, as Gilroy ( 2000 ) does, can globalise the study of identities in the Yugoslav region without inviting the essentialism that much of this field avoids. More scholars, inspired by struggles for racial equality and black liberation in the West, New Left activism around migrant solidarity and growing feminist engagement with

in Race and the Yugoslav region