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Interrogating Sartre and Apartheid

Mabogo Percy More

, Sela contends, Sartre had sought, through media attention, to enhance his own reputation more than contribute to the struggle against apartheid. According to Sela, in 1963, the media presented the founding of the anti-apartheid committee in Paris as

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More Than Trolleys

Plausible, Ethically Ambiguous Scenarios Likely to Be Encountered by Automated Vehicles

Noah Goodall

more attention in popular media than their likelihood of occurrence would justify. If automated vehicle developers and regulators consider trolley problems as the only scenarios in which automated vehicles must make decisions with moral consequences

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More than Luck

Australian Protest in a Social Movement Society

Ben Hightower and Scott East

geographic distance from perceived problems found only in the rest of the world ( Blainey 1966 ). Australia does have a number of successes and favorable attributes that make it an appealing country in which to live and work, but no more than any other

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More than a Turn?

The “Colonial” in French Studies

Emmanuelle Saada

With the “colonial turn” in French studies now on the wane, this article attempts to assess its contributions. It suggests that one of the main thrusts of the “colonial turn” has been the reconsideration of the “Republic” as a framework for understanding modern French history: the colonies being the place where the Republic “contradicted itself” or, on the contrary, where its deepest tensions revealed themselves. While this perspective has been essential in underlining the importance of race in modern French history, it can be regarded as no more than an attempt to write a history of “France” enriched by the imperial perspective: indigenous worlds appear only secondarily in these analysis of the “imperial Republic.” This shortcoming echoes other criticisms that can be addressed to the “colonial turn” in French studies: the ahistorical use of the category of the “colonial” in the singular and the lack of satisfactory analysis of the “postcolonial.”

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More Than Souvenirs

Lady Annie Brassey’s Curated Collections

Alison Clark, Catherine Harvey, Louise Kenward, and Julian Porter

Lady Annie Brassey (1839–1887) was a well-known Victorian travel writer who was also a collector, photographer, ethnographer, zoologist, and botanist and who traveled around the world aboard the privately owned yacht the Sunbeam. During these voyages she amassed a collection of approximately six thousand objects. Much more than tourist souvenirs, the collection shows a rigorous academic understanding of the disciplines she was collecting within. The ethnographic material, which makes up one-third of the collection, has gained little attention. Using her travel writing as a primary source, this article will interrogate Brassey’s role as the maker of this collection, someone whose class allowed her to travel and to pursue museum collection, curation, and education to a near-professional level. Through three case studies this article will consider how she collected and curated her own museum and used her collection for public benefit.

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Radical once more

The contentious politics of human rights in Turkey

Elif M. Babül

This paper focuses on the ambivalent effects of the sudden human rights activism inflation and civil society development in Turkey between 2007 and 2011 – a period of provisional liberalisation of the socio‐political sphere that was accompanied by the professionalisation of the bureaucratic realm. I argue that contrary to the recent critical literature on such rights, which contends that liberalisation and bureaucratisation of human rights rhetoric have led to its de‐politicisation and de‐radicalisation in the post‐Cold War period, the particular political path of human rights in Turkey produced less streamlined, more complex results. While their transformation from a stigmatised rhetoric of radical opposition to a celebrated instrument for good governance has introduced parallel human rights initiatives and the emergence of an alternative interpretation of human rights in the official governmental realm, this did not lead to eliminating radical political interpretations. A careful examination of Turkey’s human rights circles reveals that (despite attempts to consolidate these rights as politically neutral, which fall within a single field and encourage a liberal vision of governance) the period under review is rather characterised by both an intensification of the discussions and negotiations between the many actors involved as well as by their confrontation.

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Less talk, more action

(Re)Organising universities in Aotearoa New Zealand

Aimee B. Simpson, Leon A. Salter, Rituparna Roy, Luke D. Oldfield, and Apriel D. Jolliffe Simpson

In September 2021 the first ever survey of fixed-term and casual academic work in Aotearoa New Zealand (hereafter Aotearoa) was launched – the Precarious Academic Work Survey (PAWS). The number of responses (760 in four weeks – far more than

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Kanzlerwahlverein No More?

Failed Internal Coalition Building and the CDU/CSU's 2021 Campaign

Matthias Dilling

Social Democratic Party ( spd ). This came after an unusually rapid downfall. Initially praised for the government's handling of the covid pandemic, the cdu and csu spent most of 2020 with a comfortable lead in the polls, at times polling more than

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More than Darkness Preservation

The Importance of the Dark, Star-Filled Skies in Urban Areas

Yee-Man Lam

2015 ). Bruno Latour (2015) has added three more problems in facing the current environmental crises. First, we humans tend to see nature as a single, homogenous entity, forgetting that nature is “assemblages of contradictory entities that have to be

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Becoming Other, Becoming More

Ontological Continuity in Fictional Feminist Transsexual Autobiography

Jasper Lauderdale

the knife in Myra Breckinridge (1970) Like Evelyn, Myron remains conscious for the initial incision, peering down at his crotch in anticipation and registering little more than a widening of the eyes as his sex is severed, an act met with