‘The Killer That Doesn’t Pay Back’:
Chinua Achebe’s critique of cosmopolitics
‘Cosmopolitics’ is a neologism of recent invention. A response to the proliferation of ethnic-based nationalisms, and to the post-Fordist restructuringof global capitalism, ‘cosmopolitics’ is what a number of liberal
thinkers now advocate: a freely created, cosmopolitan cultural identity
based on notions of ‘global’ citizenship.1 This worldly sensibility may
express itself through voluntary exile from one’s homeland; it may construe the act
contemporary technological changes as manifested in
While its new technical and stylistic possibilities
suggested an early potential to contribute to political or aesthetic
innovation, cinema actually carried the burden of memory in modernity.
In fact, it shouldn’t surprise that one of the key transformations
cinema wrought involved the restructuring and revising of retrospection
How to make sense of responses to environmental problems
Brad Millington and Brian Wilson
workof Huber ( 1982 , 1985 ) – that envisioned a technology-aided switch
from ‘dirtier’ forms of industrialization to
‘clean’, super-industrial methods of production.
Innovation is, in this sense, a propulsive force. Moreover it fits
together with a deregulatory sensibility. Indeed, for those
championing ‘weak’ or techno-corporatist versions of
EM, government intervention is seen as a last resort, to be taken
when voluntary and market-based mechanisms fail (Davidson, 2012 : 37; also see Christoff, 1996
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Islamic fundamentalism, as evinced in Iran and, until 2002, Afghanistan, is
similarly an attempt to apply a strict interpretation of religious beliefs,
in this case based on the Koran, to a restructuringof those countries.
Historically, organised religion has
always attempted to influence the political process, partly to promote its
own moral values and partly to strengthen its own institutional position
A blessing or a curse for the employment of female university graduates?
Fang Lee Cooke
, women made up approximately 52.1 per cent of
undergraduate students, 51.6 per cent of postgraduate and 36.9 per cent of PhD
students (The State Council of China, 2015). This has led to the oversupply of
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graduates who are deemed over-qualified but under-skilled by many employers
who seek practical skills and work experience. A direct labour market consequence for these graduates is a prolonged period of unemployment, underemployment and a falling wage premium (Li et al., 2016). According to Huang
and Bosler (2014), the wage premium paid
’s oeuvre, and will suggest
some reasons for the answers that it provides.
This chapter, then, will concentrate on Ford’s criticism, on his critical
persona. In his genealogical analysis of modernism – as a literary movement – Levenson has chosen a similar method of approach to Ford,
because ‘it was in his critical doctrine that Ford was of most consequence in this [pre-war] period’ (p. 49). True, perhaps, although
Levenson does not examine enough of Ford’s writing to give a complete
picture of this doctrine at work. What, then, is Fordian modernist
, Chinese security forces killing demonstrating Tibetans in Lhasa the previous year clearly did not have), is also part of what obstructs the practical pursuit of human rights in China and other places. Might our assumptions about the relationship between individual and state, as articulated by a certain idea of rights, both demand and shape our response to certain instances of grave abuse and hinder our understanding of events like the Tiananmen massacre and our ability to work with the infliction of injury? It is important, in the light of this question, to look more
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work has considered the emergence
and development of particular SfD organizations and programmes. What are
largely absent are attempts to connect these various levels of analysis and
explore how the emergence of SfD in particular localities has been influenced
by wider political and economic trends affecting both sport and
‘development’. The analysis in this chapter therefore addresses a
current lacuna in understandings of SfD. Within the book