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Breaking Barriers and Coded Language

Watching Politics of Race at the Ballpark

Thomas D. Bunting

Drawing on recent literature on political spectatorship, I show how sport, and baseball in particular, can both illuminate and shape American politics. Following the history of racial segregation and immigrant assimilation in baseball, one sees that it mirrors American race politics on the whole. I argue that Jackie Robinson and the desegregation of baseball changed both American politics and the horizons within which citizens think. Although it is tempting to focus on this positive and emergent moment, I argue that for the most part, looking at the history of race in baseball shows instead coded language that reinforces racial stereotypes. This example of baseball and race shows how powerful spectatorship can be in the democratic world. Spectatorship need not be passive but can be an important sphere of activity in democratic life.

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Concepts of Emotions in Indian Languages

Margrit Pernau

to stable objects, rooted in the genetic heritage of the human race, and, in the case of some emotions, even linking us to animals. If concepts are not only indicators but also factors of a changing reality, neither the historicity of emotions nor the

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Travel and Transformation

A Diachronic Study of the Changing Concept of Weisheng in Chinese Journals, 1880-1930

Bo Hu

attributed to Fryer’s influence, 29 while a few show Japanese impact. In the meantime, weishengs entanglement with the social Darwinist argument of race strengthening started to emerge, a familiar argument of the re-formers. 30 An often-cited article of

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Heritage (Erfgoed) in the Dutch Press

A History of Changing Meanings in an International Context

Hanneke Ronnes and Tamara Van Kessel

“the so-called heritage” ( het z.g. erfgoed ). 76 During the German occupation of the Netherlands, and the related presence of much National Socialist rhetoric, it is not only genetics that the word erfgoed is associated with but also the idea of race

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

from becoming the slave of his natural disposition.” 11 While this is a far cry from concepts of nature as sinful, as propagated by the Evangelicals, and from concepts linked to biological considerations of character and race, it agrees well with the

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Neoliberalism, the Left and the Rise of the Far Right

On the Political and Ideological Implications of Capitalism's Subordination of Democracy

Costas Panayotakis

race and attributing these low birth rates to the growing participation of women in the paid labor force, replacement theory has not just inspired far right violence and terrorist attacks from Charlottesville in the U. S. to New Zealand ( Bowles 2019

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

race, color, wealth or degree of culture,” as these actions betrayed “the democratic way of life” ([1939] 1998: 342) as Dewey understood it. But what he found even more dangerous than open, state-sanctioned coercion against specific groups of people was

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Political Regeneration

José Bonifácio and Temporal Experiences in the Luso-American World in the Early Nineteenth Century

Maria Elisa Noronha De Sá and Marcelo Gantus Jasmin

catechizing the natives, Bonifácio concluded that these peoples could be brought into civilization: Reason and experience have shown that, although the savage Indians belong to an inconsiderate and lazy race of men, who mostly behave ungratefully and

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Samuel Moyn and Jean-Paul Gagnon

, Charles . 2019 . Gods of the Upper Air: How A Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex and Gender in the Twentieth Century . New York : Doubleday . Kliger , Gili . 2019 . “ The Critical Bite of Cultural Relativism ”. Boston Review

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Marie Paxton and Uğur Aytaç

designing procedures), it is my contention that Bateman does not fully acknowledge the way in which political participation is affected by age, gender, race, class, education, and time. Indeed, certain of Bateman's proposals, such as to use activist leaders