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Their lives and social contexts
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda

information obtained from adults and young people has been complementary and synergistic. On the one hand, these accounts confirm that there is strong local recognition of development challenges in education and employment, and arising from everyday living conditions. On the other, they have identified greater differentiation in young people's situations and responses than we would otherwise have recognized. In the next section we therefore explore

in Localizing global sport for development
Gill Haddow

body, and indeed the biomedical body (Sheper-Hughes and Lock, 1987 ). Despite this body of work on how embodiment is sociologically located (and indeed how theories of the body and embodiment are also contextually based), embodiment itself has only recently started to gain increasing recognition. In the first volume and edition of the journal Body and Society , Nick Crossley introduced his thinking on the difference between a sociology of the body and what he calls ‘carnal sociology’ or what became more widely known as embodiment (Crossley, 1995 ). Crossley

in Embodiment and everyday cyborgs
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

sense McKinley was perhaps the first modern US President. 52 Main events 1895–96 Martí and Gómez sought US recognition and aid but not military intervention, for fear of domination. As Martí mused, ‘To change masters is not to be free’. 53 The inspiring Martí died in an ambush (19 May 1895) and Cuba declared itself independent (15 July), with Salvador Betancourt as President. The Cuban movement in the US, known as the Cuban Junta, was headed

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Imaginaries, power, connected worlds
Jeremy C.A. Smith

provided complex and early spurs to the imaginary institution of capitalism. As a general view, there is widespread recognition that the great transformation of modern capitalism emerged from political and inter-​imperial rivalry as well as from economic movements. But modern capitalism is distinctive in other ways also. The counterpoints to civilisational analysis raised in Chapter 3 call for further remarks on capitalism in light of the examination carried out here of inter-​civilisational engagement in economic relations. Long-​distance commerce may well represent

in Debating civilisations
Aspirations to non-racism
Hilary Pilkington

’ projects (slavery, colonialism, eugenics, genocide) of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (2008: 492). The retention of the notion of ‘race’ is crucial, for Lentin, therefore, because it continues to be imposed upon, and experienced as racism by, non-whites and non-Europeans and thus its recognition is essential to the struggle to remove its consequences (racism). In this way ‘race’ stands not for the invocation of differences in human biology but the crimes for which it is responsible (2008: 497). Any move to replace ‘race’ with alternative signifiers, moreover

in Loud and proud
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Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic
Laura Chrisman

, Marxism allocates priority to the latter while the memory chapter4 21/12/04 82 11:00 am Page 82 Transnationalism and race of slavery insists on the priority of the former. Their convergence is also undercut by the simple fact that in the critical thought of blacks in the West, social self-creation through labour is not the centrepiece of emancipatory hopes. For the descendants of slaves, work signifies only servitude, misery, and subordination. Artistic expression, expanded beyond recognition from the grudging gifts offered by the masters as a token substitute for

in Postcolonial contraventions
Paul Collinson

coordinated by the ADM Area Partnership groups and LEADER companies Environmental attitudes … in Ireland 51 through their community development programmes. (Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2002:17) Although the government’s efforts are undoubtedly laudable, and exemplify recognition of the importance of the social dimension in environmental initiatives, the contribution of the annual competition to improving Ireland’s environment may be more questionable if one holds that sustainability necessarily involves political change. Moreover, in a

in Alternative countrysides
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Emerging sociabilities in Alava, Basque Country
Josetxu Martínez Montoya

elsewhere for a long time, a place to be revitalised. Sometimes these practices collide because they are perceived as problematic and the richness they bring to the community is ignored. The wealth of the villages today lies in this diversity, and in the recognition and valuing of differing practices and ways of living the plaza. There is, however, a presence that is seen by some as problematic: the weekend residents. As some of the returnees complain: Outsiders are seen as invaders; insiders are closed-minded. It is difficult to be part of the community, they are very

in Alternative countrysides
Kinneret Lahad

which participants pass, and no social recognition of the conversion. (Hazan 1980, 147) In some respects, the same sentiment could be applied to single women. There are no preparatory processes, no official instructors, and no novices. In everyday talk, we often refer to the idea of becoming single after experiencing a visible transition point such as separation, divorce, or widowhood. Self-help books like Becoming Single: How to Survive When a Relationship Ends (Keith and Bradley 1991) stress how divorce can operate as a de-coupling process, marking a new social

in A table for one
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Cameron Ross

meaningful only in polities whose processes of government reflect the federal principle’.45 In other words, federal structures may be in place in a polity, and federal principles may be enshrined in a country’s constitution, but there may still be no federalism in operation – as was the case, for example in the Soviet Union (see chapter 2). Here, we need to add a cultural dimension to the five structural definitions provided above. A democratic and legalistic culture is required for a democratic federation. As Watts notes, a recognition of the supremacy of the constitution

in Federalism and democratisation in Russia