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Spiritualism and the Atlantic divide
Bridget Bennett

should talk less in terms of lines of descent than of points of blur and tension between, say, Owenism, herbalism, Swedenborgianism, mesmerism, Methodism, Chartism and other isms.3 If we follow Barrow’s injunction to consider conjunctions, blurs and tensions then we open up a hugely rich vein of investigation for future work on the area. There’s much exciting work to be done to add to the scholarship that already exists, most particularly, in the area of the black Atlantic, and in the representations and interventions of race within spiritualism.4 What this argument

in Special relationships
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Postcolonial women writers in a transnational frame
Elleke Boehmer

addressing the historical movements of people, are founded upon a critique of fixed origins and ethnic absolutes: in Avtar Brah’s words, diaspora ‘takes account of a homing desire, as distinct from a desire for a “homeland”’.8 As Paul Gilroy influentially argues in The Black Atlantic, cunningly shifting postcolonial and cultural studies preoccupations from ‘roots’ to ‘routes’, modern black identities were developed in motion, through the transmission of peoples and cultural influences, through encounter and dialogue, rather than by way of a competition between static entities

in Stories of women
Feminist aesthetics, negativity and semblance
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

justifiable critiques of the modernist ideologies of formalism are accompanied by the uncritical desire ‘to allow art to return to its social context’,7 they all too often collapse into the opposite reductive tendency, namely, the re-enactment of the political ‘death of art’. Second, there is the persisting difficulty of studying the interconnection between gender, race and sexuality in the cultural politics of modernity, despite all claims to the contrary. The juxtaposition of Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, devoted to a brilliant

in The new aestheticism
De-scribing Imperial identity from alien to migrant
Peter Childs

discourses that cross or collapse these categories. In his analysis of a black Atlantic culture, Paul Gilroy proposes diaspora as an alternative way of understanding modernity and cultural Norquay_04_Ch3 51 22/3/02, 9:48 am 52 Theorising identities identities (the term ‘diaspora’ was taken up by historians of Africa and slavery in the 1950s, although Gilroy says that its genealogy as a concept in black cultural history is obscure). He maintains that diasporic identities work at ‘other levels than those marked by national boundaries’ (1993: 218). Similarly, Stuart

in Across the margins