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Fighting Invasive Infrastructures

Indigenous Relations against Pipelines

Anne Spice

?” To answer these questions, I make two central assertions. First, the characterization of oil and gas pipelines as “critical infrastructures” constitutes a form of settler colonial invasion, and second, Indigenous resistance to oil and gas

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The International Circulation and Impact of Invasion Fiction

Case Study of William Le Queux's The Invasion of 1910 – ‘Not an ordinary “pot-boiler”’

Ailise Bulfin

fall upon us on … that not far-distant day. —William Le Queux, Preface to The Invasion of 1910 (1906) 1 If every man who now carries a gun could shoot we could compel the Germans to fly a flag of truce within twenty-four hours. Indeed, if Lord

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Crystal Fortwangler

This article explores introduced and invasive species, untangling the ways in which disciplinary frameworks across the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities examine introduced and invasive species and their relations with human societies. It focuses on how attention to this topic varies as well as what the unifying factors and commonalities are, and what benefit we gain from a comparison of approaches. The article discusses work from a range of disciplines to examine and critique the ways in which we think about introduced and invasive species not only in ecological but also in social and cultural terms.

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‘At the Mercy of the German Eagle’

Images of London in Dissolution in the Novels of William Le Queux

Antony Taylor

Wheatley and Ian Fleming. 1 Le Queux's works are also acknowledged as representing the worst excesses of the German ‘invasion panic’ genre in the years before 1914. In numerous novels, serialised stories and reminiscences, he reached a wide audience

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Gauging the Propagandist's Talents

William Le Queux's Dubious Place in Literary History: Part One

A. Michael Matin

customary world. —Charles F. G. Masterman, The Condition of England (1909) It may be argued that the spy and invasion fictions which have been pouring from the Press are beneath contempt from the literary point of view, and so they are. But

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Gauging the Propagandist's Talents

William Le Queux's Dubious Place in Literary History: Part Two

A. Michael Matin

Revealed’, that Le Queux includes the eleven-page document he represents as a partial transcript of the Kaiser's secret address. This text exemplifies, in concentrated miniature, many of the central themes of his invasion-scare works as well as what we have

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‘You Have Car Insurance, We Have Tribes’

Negotiating Everyday Life in Basra and the Re-emergence of Tribalism

Hayder Al-Mohammad

This article explores the ways in which Basrans make their way in the world and examines how they negotiate certain situations that they encounter. One important means by which problems are dealt with in Basra is through recourse to one's tribe to mediate and resolve issues and sometimes even to protect an individual or family. I turn to ethnographic instances to highlight both the importance and capriciousness of tribes with respect to extending help when it is required. I then aim to show why tribalism has re-emerged within Iraq as a potent social and political force by reference to the shifting historical situation of the last 50 years.

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Radical Reactionary

The Politics of William Le Queux

Harry Wood

of his novel The Invasion of 1910 (1906) – ridiculed in the Spectator as a series of ‘sensationalist fancies’ and reproved in the Commons by the then Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman – Le Queux was ‘staggered’ that his efforts were

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Brett Holman

Most of the literature on William Le Queux concentrates on his career before the Great War, when he spent the better part of a decade warning of the twin dangers of German espionage and German invasion through his fiction and his journalism. 1 As

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An Autopsy

Jean-Christophe Menu and Fabrice Neaud

could not reasonably have been classed as an ‘invasion of privacy’, given that all the pages had been pre-published with the consent of the person concerned. Then I was advised against publishing a follow-up, and in any case, I wasn't in any frame of