Laura Suski

hurts’. 6 For Singer, the utilitarian maxim is transportable in that we must look beyond the needs of our own society. Adam Smith (1759) raised the question of indifference for the suffering of distant others in his eighteenth-century work The Theory of Moral Sentiments . Asking his readers to compare the experience of losing a little finger to an earthquake in China, he presented the model of an

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Paul Henley

The later years of Disappearing World : variations in content Although there were also a number of other innovations in the later years of the strand, these were more to do with issues of content than with transformations in film-making praxis. Two of the later series were shot in Communist states prior to the end of the Cold War, one in Mongolia, broadcast in 1975 and consisting of two films, the other in the People's Republic of China, which was broadcast in 1983 and consisted of three films. To a degree that is difficult to appreciate today

in Beyond observation
The permeable clusters of Hanna Rydh
Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh

two works appeared that differ from her previous and later production. In the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, a recently established journal from the new museum in Stockholm of that name, she discussed questions concerning the symbolic meaning of ornament design in Chinese and Scandinavian Neolithic pottery (Rydh, 1929a). The results led to further investigations of the mythical meanings of seasonal rituals in China and Scandinavia (Rydh, 1931). These texts are seldom referred to by Swedish archaeologists, and they do not seem to have left much

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
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Urban transformation and public health in future cities
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

volume we have drawn together a series of contributions that address pressing issues of urban public health. Our starting points are twofold. The first is the recognition that in the twenty-first century the majority of the globe’s urban populations will live in cities. The cities of continents that are at the heart of this volume in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia demonstrate different trajectories of historical and contemporary urbanisation and futures of urban growth. The examples we have brought together from cities in Brazil, UK, China and Africa are

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
Catherine Baker

-racialised formations of Othering and balkanism projected across the post-Ottoman space facilitate a similar assertion. Another ‘symbolic’ postsocialist migration involves Chinese traders. Many ‘Chinese shops’ (‘kineške prodavnice’) have opened since the mid-1990s selling cheap clothing and household goods from storefronts that closed during the wars, or marketplaces or urban peripheries like New Belgrade's ‘Blok 70’. These have represented a new form of visible racialised difference in urban space and, for many post-Yugoslavs, another symbol in public discourse

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Vũ Đức Liêm

Social violence in nineteenth-century Vietnam 57 over poor villagers.31 Yet the state simultaneously depended on local militias to provide security, collect taxes, and fight Chinese pirates.32 This strategy had serious unforeseen consequences in allowing local soldiers to play a bigger role, while legitimating the militarization of the delta villages and fuelling the growth of decentralized, autonomous warfare. The move immediately alarmed provincial officials who saw legitimate local militarization as threatening state security. There was, however, little they could

in A global history of early modern violence
Antonia Lucia Dawes

the children born to Italian women and African American allied forces during the war, as well as to colonial settlers and African women in the Horn of Africa (Pezzarossa 2013 ). The picture became steadily more complicated from the 1970s, with the arrival of Cape Verdian and Dominican women, and predominantly Ghanaian and Nigerian men. But it was in the 1980s and 1990s, with the arrival of Senegalese, Egyptian, Algerian, Philippino, Chinese, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, ‘Eastern European’ and Albanian people, that immigration came to be perceived publicly as

in Race talk
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The tales destruction tells
Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

sometimes played a part in the process of annihilation, this has not always, or everywhere, been the case, as the Rwandan genocide demonstrates. The industrialization of the destruction process can even be seen as an exception. The different ways in which bodies have been destroyed also raise the question of what happens to human remains. Bones, skulls, hair, and skin are sometimes put on display, as in Buchenwald or during the great famine in China, or simply left out in the open air, as was sometimes the case in post-Soviet Russia or in Cambodia.8 Exhibited, they can be

in Destruction and human remains
The case of colonial India and Africa
C. A. Bayly

article, ‘Reversal of fortune’ (Acemoglu et al. 2002), they nuance this approach, arguing less from an ecological perspective than from a demographic one. The areas that were richest circa 1500 (e.g., the Mughal Empire, China, the Aztec Empire) attracted extractive styles of European colonialism and semi-colonialism and have consequently become relatively poor over the last half millennium. Those relatively underpopulated or impoverished territories in 1500 (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, the areas which became the USA or Argentina) required a much greater input of

in History, historians and development policy
Impact of structural tensions and thresholds
Eşref Aksu

and China had to be reckoned with. The main preoccupation of war-wary actors was maintenance of international peace and security. Protection of and respect for state sovereignty, and prevention of acts of aggression signified the most important ideational aspect of the new world order. The holocaust did no doubt preoccupy the minds of many, but the German and Japanese aggression in Europe and elsewhere was arguably

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