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Pocahontas's Baptism

Reformed Theology and the Paradox of Desire

Erica Fudge

John Rolfe’s letter detailing his internal struggles concerning his relationship with his future wife Pocahontas brings into play many of the issues which are central to Reformed ideas – conscience, judgement, salvation and desire. The struggle between flesh and faith, desire and salvation which Rolfe presents fits our understanding of Calvinist thought to the extent that Peter Hulme has called the letter a ‘classic Puritan document’. Rolfe’s denial of ‘the unbridled desire of carnall affection’ seems archetypal in its renunciation of the flesh, but there also is another form of desire at work in the letter. Where Rolfe denies that his yearning is carnal he celebrates his longing to convert the native. This is very different, but a recognition of the link between the two desires – for the flesh and for the spirit – is necessary if we are to truly understand the Reformed theology which travelled across the Atlantic in the early seventeenth century.

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Restoring Viable Relations in Emigrant Gambia

Paolo Gaibazzi

to the ways in which would-be migrants cultivate a desire to leave, irrespective of whether they actually do so. Indeed, the interest in aspirations partly stems from the fact that the longing for migration is today increasingly dissociated from

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Making the State Blush

Humanizing Relations in an Australian NGO Campaign for People Seeking Asylum

Tess Altman

.) sustained and reproduced through “claims, avoidances, and appeals that are made toward it and the emotional registers that these invoke” (ibid.: 1). Through emotional investments—such as fear, desire, hope—the state emerges, transforms, endures, or erodes

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Ted Nannicelli

Kovács, also explores the effects fostered by a specific formal device of cinema—in this case, shot-scale. And again, distinct research methods are put to complementary use. Raz and colleagues’ starting point is a desire to empirically test a hypothesis

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‘The Expenditure of a Million of British Sovereigns in this Otherwise Miserable Place’

Frontier Wars, Public Debt and the Cape’s Non-racial Constitution

Jeff Peires

their rivers. Sandile, nevertheless, had been begging for peace since the war began, and when his unilateral suspension of hostilities failed to produce the desired effect, he even agreed to register his people as British subjects and to give up their

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Larisa Deriglazova

believed that Russia should join the EU because of economic benefits (23 per cent), out of fear of remaining ‘on the margins of Europe’ (19 per cent) and due to a desire to reach the same standard of living and of democracy and human rights (18 per cent

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“Space without People”

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Siegfried Mattl

tales of South Seas paradise, but Ross’s depictions undoubtedly re-oriented appraisals of this space through a strategy combining—or recalling—colonial desire and contemporary geopolitics in popular form. Ross was most invested in shifting the

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Antoinette Burton

presentiment of Brexit mourning for Whiteness in decline—and this, on the very threshold of Thatcher's ascent to power. There is a gender story at work here too. Anglo-American desire for a world that is lost yet still available through a good old

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Apartheid of Thought

The Power Dynamics of Knowledge Production in Political Thought

Camilla Boisen and Matthew C. Murray

definition and detail that can address all those who they now face or know they must acknowledge facing. We argue that this realisation is necessary to achieve the kinds of reform in conceptual thought many desire, and it is something we as producers of

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

understanding of the complex entanglements of humanitarian dilemmas, refugees’ struggle for recognition and their desire for opacity. While it is impossible to completely avoid the use of terms such as integration and hospitality, given that they are deeply