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Cardboard publishers in Latin America
Lucy Bell

competitive advantages and increase sales and profits’ (Dauvergne and Lister 2013: 1). The point of the documentary (and the Catador collection in which it is referenced) is to take ownership of sustainable processes, to take the discourses from the clutches of big business and recast them from the perspective of a small cooperative. Catador therefore sheds light on the different components at work in so-called ‘sustainable processes’, from the biological experience of hunger to commercial strategies of marketing. It simultaneously presents and produces some of the agencies

in Literature and sustainability
The writers, the artificers and the livery companies
Tracey Hill

Lord Mayor’s Show was a suitably splendid reflection of the status of the role it inaugurated. The celebration of the glory reflected on the Company by a mayoral incumbent was often informed by a competitive awareness of what the other Great Twelve were capable of doing, so competition between the Companies also played a part in their preparations. Archer notes that ‘companies tried to outbid each other in the sumptuousness of their display, and kept a jealous eye on the practice of the others’.5 When the Merchant Taylors heard that the Goldsmiths had purchased an

in Pageantry and power
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Culture, criticism, theory since 1990
Scott Brewster

does not bear rigorous scrutiny. Both periods, which harnessed various forms of cultural production to (re)define Irishness amid rapid social and economic change, were at once animated by, and ambivalent towards, modernisation. The Ryanair story might suggest that innovative, competitive Ireland is finally surfing the wave, yet much of Ireland’s economic development has been underpinned by foreign capital investment, and its skilled but relatively low-cost workforce is subject to decisions made in boardrooms thousands of miles away. An offshore subsidiary of

in Irish literature since 1990
The inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga
Elleke Boehmer

peers and competitive/non-competitive ‘sisters’. Opening spaces in Yvonne Vera Like her Opening Spaces anthology, Yvonne’s Vera’s fiction has, subsequent to the retelling of the mhondoro Ambuya Nehanda story in Nehanda (1993), confronted in painfully lyrical ways strong taboos concerning women, and their healing after violation. The taboos include infanticide in Without a Name (1994), incest and sexual abuse within the family in Under the Tongue (1996), and self-induced abortion and self-immolation, a kind of African sati, in Butterfly Burning (1998).29 Moreover

in Stories of women
Critical and historical contexts of the Lord Mayor’s Show
Tracey Hill

disparate crowd-pleasing effects such as fireworks and giants on stilts.1 The Lord Mayor proceeded by water to Westminster to take his oath of office before representatives of the sovereign, and then processed back through the City in all his finery accompanied by hundreds of others, including civic dignitaries, members of the livery companies and ‘poor men’ dressed in blue coats. The impact of the Shows has been testified to in various contemporary sources, perhaps most valuably in the eyewitness accounts that survive in surprisingly large numbers. The Shows themselves, as

in Pageantry and power
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Witchcraft and the symbolics of hierarchy in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Finland
Raisa Maria Toivo

1 Beyond the witch trials Marking (dis)order Marking (dis)order: witchcraft and the symbolics of hierarchy in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Finland Raisa Maria Toivo What do witchcraft and witch trials tell us about power and social hierarchy? Witch trials have often enough been explained in terms of social relations and schisms, particularly in local contexts. In a highly competitive world, disagreements resulted from and caused both attacks by suspected witches and accusations made against them. It has often been noted that in Sweden and

in Beyond the witch trials
Magic, witchcraft and Church in early eighteenth-century Capua
Augusto Ferraiuolo

notary – is, therefore, of considerable significance. According to Ong, ‘writing is imitation of speaking’.11 One could add further that it is an imitation full of ideological and cultural distortions because of the transcription process from oral to literary record. The possibility of authorial interventions in these denunciations is considerable. We are dealing with copyists extraneous to the events being orally narrated. Sometimes those transcribing the denunciations were priests, the local representatives of the formal and informal power of the Church, with whom

in Beyond the witch trials