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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

they had been incarcerated. On this basis, I ask why women marry political prisoners. 2 This question allows for an exploration of different forms of agency nested in the women's decision to marry political prisoners against the backdrop of political

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'The Second Shore'

The Poetry of Male and Female Political Prisoners in Postwar Poland

Anna Muller

This essay explores a body of 340 poems created by political prisoners who were accused of and imprisoned for anti-state activity in late 1940s and 1950s Stalinist Poland. Evaluating prison poetry as a historical source, I understand the process of composing a poem as the result of a prisoner’s need to document the world around her/himself, as a psychological activity that contained diffi cult prison experiences, as a negotiation of emotional and often conflicting states, and as a social practice through which prison poets affected themselves and the people around them. Situated somewhere at the intersection of the personal and political, poetry became one of the most powerful sites of resistance. In addition to evaluating prison poetry as a historical source, this essay also explores gender differences and similarities in the body of 340 poems discussed here and in the social function of the prison poems.

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Jafta Masemola's Master Key

Experimental Notes on Azanian Aesthetic Theory

Athi Mongezeleli Joja

prison, until he was released in October 1989, on the eve of the ‘talks about talks’ – negotiations – upon Nelson Mandela's request. Contrary to the popular view that it was Nelson Mandela who was the longest serving political prisoner in Robben Island

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Elaine MacKinnon

Pavlovna … ”], which includes letters written to E. P. Peshkova, who headed organizations set up to aid political prisoners, first the Moscow Political Red Cross (1918–1922) and then Ekaterina Peshkova's Aid to Political Prisoners (1922–1938), broadly

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The Desire to Disappear in Order Not to Disappear

Cairene Ex-Prisoners after the 25 January Revolution

Maria Frederika Malmström

's Egyptian political prisoners’ extreme lived experiences (some are young children) to illustrate the context of sonic ambience, living conditions, daily threats, humiliation, and fear, and sonic torture (see also ADSMP 2020 for testimonies of former

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The Return of N'Guyen Van Binh

Exile and Injustice in the French Empire, 1866–1876

Geoff Read

treatment of indigenous political prisoners. 6 Finally, while as Gayatri Spivak would suggest, Van Binh himself is “silent” in the official documents – we never hear directly from him and everything we know is mediated by French officials – we can read

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Chaos in Siberia

New Scholarship on Exile in the Late Russian Empire

Jeffrey S. Hardy

both impulses simultaneously. One commander, wrote a visiting inspector, “bent” the political prisoners to his will through a combination of harsh discipline and good living conditions. 38 Ultimately, the experience of exiles was highly dependent on

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Dancing with the Junta Again

Mistreatment of Women Activists by the Tatmadaw Following the Military Coup in Myanmar

A. A. (Myanmar Researcher) and Liv S. Gaborit

concern men ( Burmese Women's Union and Assistance Association for Political Prisoners 2004 ). Previous generations of female activists, politicians and political prisoners have challenged such beliefs through their participation in the resistance. Now

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The Costs of German Division

A Research Report

Werner Pfennig, Vu Tien Dung, and Alexander Pfennig

(West), but here it is difficult to determine from which federal ministry’s budget the specific amounts actually originated. Another example is the buyout-scheme for political prisoners, where the Federal Republic paid the gdr for their release. There

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

, former political prisoner, speaking at an artistic commemoration of torture committed during the former regime held in November 2012 at the Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice ( Abdellaoui 2012 ). Five years after Tunisia’s uprising in the