The inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga
Elleke Boehmer

BOEHMER Makeup 3/22/05 2:55 PM Page 172 John's G5:Users:john:Public:John's Mac: John's Job 10 Tropes of yearning and dissent: the inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga1 To build something new, you must be prepared to destroy the past. (Yvonne Vera, Butterfly Burning)2 This chapter seeks to bring into juxtaposition two Zimbabwean women writers and a question of same-sex sexuality: its configurations of desire, its vocabularies of aspiration. It thus extends this book’s overall concern with women’s representation into the area of women

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

, 1986 : 75). 1 In the realm of world politics, we know that these principles are mainly honoured in the breach. Most vulnerable is the idea that liberal space is somehow apolitical. To take an obvious example, no self-respecting liberal state could pass a law that required its citizens to practise the same religion or to curb their freedom to dissent against the government. Private freedoms are beyond the reach of public policy (with obvious complexities, e.g. around hate speech and blasphemy). The problem here is simply put. In the words

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The Aid Industry and the ‘Me Too’ Movement
Charlotte Lydia Riley

, S. ( 2018 ), ‘ The Collective Power of #MeToo ’, Dissent , 65 : 2 , 80 – 7 . Kagumire , R. ( 2018 ), ‘ An American Missionary’s Racist Rant in Uganda Shows the Disturbing Reality of White Savior Complex ’, Quartz Africa, https://qz.com/africa/1367413/american

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

Effecitiveness Agenda ( London : Humanitarian Affairs Team – Save the Children ). Fraser , N. ( 2016 ), ‘ Contradictions of Capital and Care ’, New Left Review , 100 , 99 – 117 . Fraser , N. ( 2017 ), ‘ The End of Progressive Neoliberalism ’, Dissent , 2 January , www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/progressive-neoliberalism-reactionary-populism-nancy-fraser (accessed 17 July 2017 ). Galloway , A. R. ( 2013 ), ‘ The Poverty of Philosophy

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The Politics of Information and Analysis in Food Security Crises
Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey

a means of dissent, and a process to resolve disputes. System learning is evident in these analytical processes, particularly where it is specifically fostered. This is constrained by high turnover in the staff who collect data in the field and/or conduct the analyses; but in many ways high turnover and other constraints only emphasise the need for system learning and documentation. More study is needed on how machine learning can be used to supplement or complement

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Dissent and the machine

Anti-computing explores forgotten histories and contemporary forms of dissent – moments when the imposition of computational technologies, logics, techniques, imaginaries, utopias have been questioned, disputed, or refused. It also asks why these moments tend to be forgotten. What is it about computational capitalism that means we live so much in the present? What has this to do with computational logics and practices themselves?

This book addresses these issues through a critical engagement with media archaeology and medium theory and by way of a series of original studies; exploring Hannah Arendt and early automation anxiety, witnessing and the database, Two Cultures from the inside out, bot fear, singularity and/as science fiction. Finally, it returns to remap long-standing concerns against new forms of dissent, hostility, and automation anxiety, producing a distant reading of contemporary hostility.

At once an acute response to urgent concerns around toxic digital cultures, an accounting with media archaeology as a mode of medium theory, and a series of original and methodologically fluid case studies, this book crosses an interdisciplinary research field including cultural studies, media studies, medium studies, critical theory, literary and science fiction studies, media archaeology, medium theory, cultural history, technology history.

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A provisional taxonomy
Caroline Bassett

, proffered as a form of computational dissent, never had much purchase, though it was demanded in the early years of the public internet (see e.g. Webster and Robins, 1986 ) and is undergoing something of a recurrence (e.g. Lachney and Dotson, 2018 ). A sense of the inexorable expansion of the computational is easily discerned as long standing, part of a structure of feeling emerging alongside the digital as it becomes pervasive in 20th- and 21st-century societies (albeit unevenly distributed). Consider the ‘drift’ (in fact a powerfully flowing

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A social representation of scientific expertise
Warren Pearce and Brigitte Nerlich

truth imparted by climate-science experts, its effect was to become a lightning rod for disagreeing with, criticising and debating with that expertise. Overall, AIT created a dominant representation of climate change, based on expertise that became a touchstone for consent and dissent, action and reaction. This position was enhanced by the joint award of the 2007 Nobel Peace prize to Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In the following we shall first provide some background to the film’s emergence, highlighting its echoes of Dewey’s argument

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A distant reading of the contemporary moment
Caroline Bassett

stifle dissent, track dissidents and keep people pacified.’ Fears about computers controlling humans also arise, although increasingly they fit better in the second category of Liveliness, which considers the replacement of the human by the machine (in Haraway's famous 1980s formulation, humans become less lively as computers take over more control). Computer power as malevolent or indifferent to human futures remains a strong trope, and one that, despite the rise of new forms of AI and the desire of many AI researchers to avoid the unthinking melding of matters of

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French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II
Marie Beauchamps

dissent while fixing the means to govern beyond democratic control. Denaturalisation, security: the national community’s operational limits On 22 December 1939, the French Assemblée Nationale was presented with a bill amending the provisions pertaining to the forfeiture of French nationality, submitted by Albert Lebrun, President of the French Republic, Edouard Daladier

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