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The United States Peace Corps in the early 1960s
Agnieszka Sobocinska

Corps was the subject of countless articles in newspapers and magazines, and featured on the television and on radio. It also intersected with popular culture: portrayed in plays, novels, cartoons, television sitcoms and game shows throughout the 1960s, the Peace Corps helped introduce America’s agenda for international development to a popular audience. This chapter explores the nature and effects of

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Offline and online games, branding and humanitarianism at the Roskilde Festival
Lene Bull Christiansen and Mette Fog Olwig

causes and commercial interests, e.g. via corporate social responsibility (CSR), cause-branded products or philanthropy. 2 Critiques of the popular characteristically draw on various theoretical and analytical approaches, such as critical discourse analysis, Žižekian ideological critique and/or grounded critical analytics. 3 These analyses often echo critical approaches to popular culture in media

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory
Jeremy C.A. Smith

-​colonial domination. In the twenty-​first century, Marshall Islanders live with its radioactive after-​effects. In the years in between, resisting movements for independence, the United States has managed to hold on to all territories in its regional sphere of influence, except for the Philippines and parts of Micronesia. Hawaii warrants separate mention. It is closest to the United States institutionally and in popular culture, though the final say over its laws and administration rests with Washington. Demographically, its population reflects the flows of Oceania, with Hawaiians

in Debating civilisations
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Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
Andrew Jones

: Polity , 2012 ). 37 P. Holland , ‘ Crybabies and Damaged Children ’, What Is A Child? Popular Images of Childhood ( London : Virago , 1992 ), pp. 148 – 73 ; J. N. Pieterse , White on Black: Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture ( New Haven

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Jeremy C.A. Smith

and refinement were expressions of society in a modernising phase, as far as he was concerned. The backdrop to his sociology was a gendered performance of civilisation (Karlin, 2014). Older manners, clothes and customs gave way to new etiquette, fashion and popular cultures.The new civilities were contested but still moved as part of the shift from militarism to commerce that Tokutomi advocated and described. The measures implemented in the early Meiji years had to go further and reach more deeply into society, if democratisation were to be realised. In a more

in Debating civilisations
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Terrell Carver

defined in relation to, or as the ‘other’ of, male-and masculine-identified ones. Feminists had charted the way that these categories are represented visually and in other non-textual ways, particularly in popular culture. It was a small but revolutionary step from these studies to a dramatic reversal of the sex-gender story. Rather than presuming, however variably and malleably, the supposed biological

in Political concepts
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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

and popular culture were exploited to promote the Peace Corps as a humanitarian project to the general public. Using an analysis of the United States Peace Corps’ early publicity materials, Sobocinska identifies this period as a critical historical juncture that shaped popular understandings of an altruistic America that has a moral mandate to intervene. Sobocinska considers the deliberate production of a Peace Corps

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s
Michael Lawrence

humanity new cultural significance’. 16 In her analysis of ‘cultural diplomacy programs and “one world” visions’ Wilson suggests ‘new and expanding conceptions of internationalism and citizenship made their way into popular culture via sentimental discourses that emphasized emotional, common bonds between Western citizens and distant others’. 17 Wilson draws on Christina Klein’s work on Hollywood cinema and post-war international

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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

Dube , “Telling tales and trying truths: transgressions, entitlements and legalities in village disputes, late colonial central India,” Studies in History , 13 ( 1996 ): 171–201 . 6 E. P. Thompson , Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture ( New York

in Subjects of modernity
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

Gramsci, in Selections from the Prison Notebooks (1921–35), stressed the important role of dominant, or ‘hegemonic’, ideologies in capitalist societies as the means by which the dominant capitalist classes maintain their rule. Dominant ideologies permeate all aspects of society, from popular culture to the education system, from religious institutions to sports. Such ideologies legitimise the political system and the

in Understanding political ideas and movements